The Pregnancy Diaries
Starting from life pre-babies until the day our children were born.
Thomas George and baby J!
"I'm never getting married.", I said. And I meant it.
All throughout my teens and early twenties I was pretty set on never tying the knot. Having kids? Nope. It really didn't even cross my mind as a possibility for my life.
There were too many places to go, too many things to see.. [read more]
That Positive Test -- Thomas George
"It's a boy!", said the mime as Tom and I were strolling by.
We were honeymooners, walking a cobblestone path through Venice.
He caught me off guard and I got offended! I know I had eaten an entire pizza and way too much gelato each day but did I look PREGNANT? [... read more]
It was March 8th, 2018.
I was laying on the couch in all my grumpiness when my boobs started to hurt again.
I was dozing in and out, thoughts whirling through my head when my eyes shot open.
It was like a scene out of a movie.
Ten minutes earlier I was raging at my husband about seriously who knows what when grabbed my pillow and blanket and stomped into the living room.
Just that morning I [... read more]
We found out we were pregnant at about 4-5 weeks. Once we had that positive test, it started to get real... there's a baby on the way!
- My favorite part of the first trimester was telling people we were pregnant. Getting to call my parents, Tom's parents and my sisters, cousins, family and friends was SO MUCH FUN. Everyone seriously freaks out and cries and celebrates and... it's fun. I loved that part.
- It wasn't all laughter and celebration though.. in fact, I was [...read more]
Throughout the first trimester, I felt like... total shitty shit. Everyone said I would start feeling better once we reached the second trimester.
So as week 12 approached I got excited.. I was SO ready to feel good again!
- Week 12 came and went... so did week 13 and 14. I was still nauseous and could barely eat.
Finally as I hit week 15 [...read more]
Having a natural, vaginal, unmedicated birth was my greatest desire from day one. I felt so confident in my body's ability to not only grow a healthy human for 9 months but to also bring that healthy human into the world free from medical intervention. I read so many books and sought support from other moms that had the experience I was aiming for. I had my birth plan written out and printed. In my mind, it wasn't going to happen any other way. Our son, however, had other plans.. [read more}