Category Archives: homebirth

Carter’s Birth Story

Four weeks ago weeks ago we welcomed Carter Anthony into our family. (By the way, I’ve changed that first word three times now. I started this when he was two weeks old and he’s now 4 and a half! Life … Continue reading

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Our Birth Story

Since today was our “official” due date, I figured it would be appropriate to write our birth story as best I can remember it. Parts of it are hazy but I tried to take notes during the early stages so … Continue reading

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Knocked Up – Week 35

We’re into week 36 at this point and I know I haven’t been the best at updating lately but rest assured we are alive and well! Things have been good as we near the end of the pregnancy. I’m SUPER … Continue reading

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This past week has been emotionally packed for us. I shared with you last week about how I ended up in the hospital for contractions. Well last Wednesday I was back. Contractions were 2-3 minutes and showing up on the … Continue reading

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Knocked Up – Week 29

Belly Measurement: 41.5 though I feel much, MUCH bigger than that. How have I not grown more than 1 inch in weeks?? Something must be awry. Baby size & weight: 15.25 inches (butternut squash!); 2.5-2.75 lbs. Physical: On Friday I … Continue reading

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Knocked Up – Week 28

We had a lovely Thanksgiving week here in Chicago. I’ve been off since Wednesday at noon and have kept busy by running errands and relaxing. We decorated for Christmas, took advantage of some Black Friday deals, cleaned out Liam’s room … Continue reading

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Knocked Up – Week 27

This is a long one… you’ve been warned. Measurement: 41 inches though I think I’m getting much bigger. I wonder if I screwed up measuring a few weeks ago? Weight: +19 lbs (149 as of midwife appt on Saturday) She … Continue reading

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Knocked Up – Week 21

We’re having a BOY!!! Most of you already know this wonderful news, but I had to make it blog official. Here’s a picture of the big reveal: photo by Erica Fisher When we found out at the sonogram last week … Continue reading

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Knocked Up – Weeks 19 & 20

We had our 20 week ultrasound yesterday and I got moved a week up so I’m now “officially” in Week 21. The tech’s estimated due date for Baby A is 2/14 but since it’s not a two week difference, Midwife … Continue reading

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Knocked Up – Week 18

Sorry for the late post. No excuses really, just didn’t feel like doing anything from about last Wednesday on. Haven’t been feeling tired like I’m missing sleep but just run down, worn out, etc. After a weekend of relaxing though, … Continue reading

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