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    My Week 10 Pregnancy Check In

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 10 weeks does not feel like a long time until you’re pregnant. Time is still breezing by pretty quickly – I mean 2019 is almost gone with a flash – but each day definitely feels longer until it’s gone. A lot has happened this week, actually, which is why it’s time for my week 10 pregnancy check in! The first thing I want to point out is that my immune system is weak. When I say weak, I really mean it’s not putting up a fight at all… it’s only supporting one person and that person is not me. Luckily, that means that OH (the nickname…

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    A Letter to the Child Inside Me

    Hello in there, I haven’t met you yet – I don’t even know your sex. I haven’t gotten to count your fingers and toes or snuggle you close to my chest. You don’t yet have a name or a nursery or a full head of hair. Even though you’re a teeny tiny cherry sized baby in my belly, I want you to know that I already love you so much. I’m not going to lie, when I found out that there was a child inside me, I was a bit scared. But each day since then I have been so excited to be your mom, and I will do whatever…

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    Week 6, Day Five: The Size of A Peppercorn

    Lat week I talked about Baby growing into the size of a sesame seed – Week 5, Day One: The Size of A Sesame Seed – but my little sunflower has graduated yet again..this time to the size of a Peppercorn! A few major things I’ve noticed this week: I haven’t experienced any form of morning sickness; i.e: vomiting. But I have been very nauseous every day. I can’t stand even the mere thought of sliced white bread. My body is definitely changing. My breasts are starting to be very sore and more full and my discharge has changed as well. I’ve read that this is normal! I am very…

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    Week 5, Day One: The Size of A Sesame Seed

    September 26th, 2019 I’m about five weeks along (5+1) today supposedly. Since I found out last week that I’m pregnant, so many things have happened. I told my mom, my brother, my boss, and made an appointment with an OB/GYN. Oh! And Baby is starting to grow, I’m the kind of person that likes to keep track of whatever is going on and learn as much about it as possible. So of course I would be downloading a pregnancy app to keep track of Baby’s growth and learn as much information as possible. Thankfully, I spoke with an OB over the phone and she confirmed my 5+1 app prediction (without…

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    So Basically, I Am A Human Incubator…

    “When I said I’d wanted to gain weight…this wasn’t really what I meant.” -me to other half September 19, 2019 Pregnancy tests are a weird concept. There I was in the tampon aisle at the grocery store – only this time – I wasn’t buying tampons. I’m not a person that gets embarrassed, but there’s something awkward about looking at pregnancy tests with five other people in the aisle. I’ve always told my friends that if they ever think they’re pregnant and are too scared to buy a test, I will go to the store for them. It’s always an offer I have on the table for them in me…