Imagine, for a brief moment, that you are a young newlywed who has just found out that you are expecting your first child. Then, imagine landing in the hospital with that child before you’ve even told people you were pregnant. Imagine being so sick that you can’t even drink water. Imagine experiencing all of the … [Read more…]
“Let labor begin on it’s own…” (Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice #1) On the evening of September 6, 2010, this was the one thing I was trying to repeat over and over to myself. I was almost 41 weeks pregnant. In the months leading up to Ezra’s birth, I had done of lot of research into … [Read more…]
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm … [Read more…]
Well, it seems that Squirt has decided to surprise everyone and stay in mommy’s tummy a bit longer! We really thought we would have our baby by now, but I guess Squirt wants to be a September baby. Baby is growing steadily and doing just fine…Daddy and Mommy are a bit on the ansy side! … [Read more…]
My baby is now “full-term”…which means I’m pretty much living in “any day now” mode. I think that the last month of pregnancy is definitely the most difficult, especially in this heat! I try not to think about the time I have left and just try to focus on taking one day at a time. … [Read more…]
Well, baby is almost here!! I’ll be 36 weeks this coming week, and it appears that Squirt really wants to come out!!! Baby is dropping lower every day, and I’ve been having a lot more cramps and Braxton Hicks. Trying to keep baby IN for a few more weeks, but we’ll just have to see.
I laid in bed the other night struggling to find a comfortable position in which to sleep. Amongst all of the tossing and turning I was struck with the realization that “I’ve done this before.” At the risk of sounding extremely melodramatic… Deployment and pregnancy have a lot in common.