Category Archives: Family

Life As I Don’t Know It

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It’s Monday here in Zombieland. I’m tired. Sleep is difficult and short lived. Baby is needy a lot. My needs go by the wayside sometimes. But I guess that’s just the way it works now. I’m two weeks postpartum today and trying to learn a new normal. New way of Read more →

Eleanor’s Birth Story

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Eleanor Anna Fields was born on Monday, November 16 2015 at 3:28 am via emergency c-section, 33 hours after my water broke. She weighed 6lbs 3oz and was 19.5″ long. She is perfect and beautiful and we are totally in love. Friday, November 13th we had a doctor’s appointment. Our Read more →

Five Postpartum Holiday Survival Strategies

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Ho Ho Ho holiday season. It has descended upon us. You know what’s going to be really difficult this holiday season? Being newly postpartum. It’s not a secret pregnancy has been hard on me physically and mentally. I’m less than thrilled with my weigh gain, the amount of stretch marks Read more →

HDBD Week 36

This is me, every day. Hardest part of my day by far.

36 weeks. I have survived to tick off another week on my shirt. Baby is still cooking nicely regardless of how I feel. Just taking things one day at a time. After the fiasco that was two very confusing back to back appointments last week, I ended up at the Read more →

Step, Walk, Hop, and All The Baby Going Ons

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Well, it’s Monday and I am officially staring down my first full week being out of work. Time is going to be coming to screeching halt for me at this point. I’m 36 weeks pregnant, anxious to meet baby, supposed to be keeping my activity levels to a minimum at Read more →

HDBD Week 35

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It seems as though I may only have a few of these updates left at this point. In reality I could have another 5-7 of them, but it’s looking less likely I will make it to December. Maybe. Supposedly. First thing’s first, an update from last week’s appointment. I packed Read more →

HDBD Week 34

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The light at the end of the tunnel, I see it. I need it. Basically every person at work stops me in the hallways to tell me I look tired, swollen, uncomfortable, in pain, am waddling, am walking so slow and awkwardly, insert anything about how shitty I look. I’ve Read more →

HDBD Week 33

Pouty face in pouty. She is not a fan of ultrasounds. Good news for her, only one left!

C’mon time, move faster please. After this week I only have three more weeks of work left. I am looking forward to being off my feet so much. By the end of the day at school I am so sore. My hips, my back, my tailbone, hell even my bump starts Read more →

HDBD Week 31

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Oh look, I actually wrote a post. I have been so busy and so stressed lately that I’m just feeling very done with everything right now. If I could have just one full day where I don’t put on pants or leave my bed the entire day I think I’d Read more →

HDBD Week 30!!!

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Hellooooooo week 30! I am ecstatic to see my weeks starting with a THREE at this point. It’s the home stretch, baby! We still have a bit to do too. We have a maternity photo shoot coming up, our baby shower, we need to sit down together and do the Read more →