The Wee Two’s Birth Story: My 2nd Beautiful Miracle

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If you are just tuning in, part one of The Wee Two's birth story can be found HERE. Where we last left off I was a whopping 8 cm dilated and feeling good about my progress.  My OB decided it was time to rupture my waters.  It seems my babies like to take their sweet time descending and breaking my waters usually speeds up the process. Remember at the end of my last post when I said I was at an 8 but not for long?  Unfortunately, after my OB broke my waters, I went backwards to 6 cm dilated. Read more [...]

The Wee Two’s Birth Story: IV, Epidural, Drugs, Please

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I didn't want to start contracting at night.  I was hoping for a day time birth because laboring overnight means less sleep and the dark makes everything seem scarier.  Alas, my body seems to enjoy contracting in the evenings... Tuesday March 1st.  Both The Scottish and I are relieved to have made it to March.  We didn't want a leap year baby and we had our hearts set on March and a slightly more spring time birth.  I begin losing my mucous plug and I'm tentatively excited. Wednesday March Read more [...]

Remember Me? Frazzled Mom of Two?

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Hiiiiiii friends! I finally found time for a quick check-in so I could update you all on how we're doing as a family of four (five with McKenna!). Umm, life is tough!  The first two weeks after The Wee Two was born were a total blur of doctor visits, nursing, attempting to sleep (The Scottish and I took turns on the couch at first), and moments of "What have we gotten ourselves into?"  The third and fourth weeks got even worse at least for me.  After The Scottish went back to work and Read more [...]

Introducing… The Wee Two!

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The Wee Two arrived Thursday March 3rd at 10:48 AM. He was 9 lbs even and 21 inches long at birth!  He was born at 39 weeks and 4 days.  Labor was shorter this time at 12 hours from start to finish with only 10 minutes of pushing!  That part was awesome.  There is more to the story of course so I will be writing a birth story when I have time but for now I just wanted to stop in and show you our newest little guy. The Wee One was a bit skeptical at the hospital but since we've brought Read more [...]

A Bump and Baby Watch 2016

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Well, it's official!  We're going to have a March baby!!  The Scottish and I are very happy about this.  We love March, it's the month of his birthday, our wedding anniversary, and the first day of spring, what's not to love? I'm officially 39 weeks 2 days as this post goes live which is the exact day I delivered The Wee One (contractions began at 39 weeks).  For some dumb reason, we all assumed that I'd be having baby number 2 by this time as well.  Maybe it was all those early contractions Read more [...]

A Bump and a Bad Cold

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No, thankfully I am not sick, but The Wee One caught yet another virus recently.  ARGH!  We took him to a pediatrician, and luckily it's a normal winter cold but the very interesting ped suggested I keep the baby in another week if possible while acknowledging I don't really have control over that.  (shakes head) He also told me that April is more ideal for having babies.  Why on earth would you say that to someone who is 38 weeks along?  Let me just go back in my time machine...  And then Read more [...]

A Bump and Buying a Minivan

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Sure, this week's B word has little to do with my pregnancy... or does it?  We're obviously buying a minivan because we need more space for our two kids (plus car seats), a dog, and all of the crap we take with us when we travel.  It was never all going to fit in our old vehicle, a Kia Sportage.  After lots of research and one loooong Saturday we ended up choosing a slightly used Dodge Caravan. Car buying while pregnant is a bizarre experience.  There may have been tears as we drove away Read more [...]

Late Pregnancy in Summer or Winter, Which is worse??

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Ah good question, Stephanie. Why thank you, Stephanie. This is a tough question.  In general, the end of pregnancy is not very pleasant so it's hard to pinpoint which season is worse for experiencing it.  But having gone through both, I will do my best to reach a conclusion. First off, I live in a land of extreme climate change.  We love our seasons here in Minnesota but the summers are incredibly hot and humid and the winters are freezing cold, very snowy, and seem to drag on forever. Read more [...]

A Bump and Braxton Hicks

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Hi, bump time again! But first a story side note.  Recently, I went to the Mall of America by myself.  It was surreal to go somewhere at NIGHT when it's DARK out and WITHOUT my husband or kid.  It felt bizarre walking around the mall with teenage girls and couples everywhere, a real contrast from the daytime crowd of older people, moms, and children. As I walked to my destination, I started having contractions.  Sure they were Braxton Hicks type of contractions and nothing to really worry Read more [...]

Blast Off: A Nursery Reveal

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FINALLY, right??  It's about time I share photos of baby boy's astronomy themed nursery since we've been working on it off and on since Thanksgiving. First up, we had to paint the room... again.  When we first moved in we painted it lavender for a tranquil feel to the guest room but I couldn't picture that for my little guy so we chose another grey (we love grey), in a shade or two darker than The Wee One's room. We enlisted the help of Grandpa and Grandma MN and finished painting the Read more [...]