Welcome Ruby Jac!

Welcome Baby Ruby

Our little bundle of love, Ruby Jacqueline was born on June 18th at 12:08pm.

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I am going to record a whole video on my labor and delivery story so I won’t go into much detail now. I will say that I surprised myself in the best possible way and am so thankful to have delivered a healthy baby girl.

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The last month Nate and I have begun to figure out our new role as parents. We have tried to live in the moment each day with her and enjoy this fleeting newborn period. I plan to write more about our experiences very soon.

Feline Friday: Labor partner

Feline Friday: Labor Partner

When I was in active labor at home, Pixel kept me company as I walked through my contractions and then rested wherever I ended up in the house.

Pregnancy Update: Week 39 & 40

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Finally posting my last pregnancy update. By the time I recorded the video below, I was so done being pregnant and really to get this show on the road! Check out the full recap and highlights below.

Highlights

Week 39

  • Week 39 was my last week at work.
  • Weekly Dr Appt – baby is estimated to be over 8 lb. I am 50% effaced, but not dilated nor fully dropped.
  • It’s become hard to move around and be as active.
  • Spent time with friends over the weekend while I could.

Week 40

  • Finally on maternity leave and not a moment too soon as all I wanted to do was nap.
  • Weekly Dr. Appt -baby is now estimated to be over 9 lbs. I’m 70% effaced and the baby dropped completely.
  • Non-stress test: ultrasound showed baby moving around quite a bit and sucking on hand. I have a large amount of amnio fluid, but still in the normal range.
  • It was hard for the nurse to take the baby’s resting heart rate since he/she was moving so much.
  • I became incredibly swollen in my knuckles and feet this week.