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Shelby’s Birth Story – Our Miracle is Born

Shelby’s Birth Story – Our Miracle is Born
March 18, 2012
 If you haven't read the first few posts leading up to the actual Birth you can find them at Shelby’s Birth Story – The week leading up to her birth and  Shelby’s Birth Story – The Induction. I also wrote about How do you write about a birth you didn't want or planned for? ...
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Shelby’s Birth Story – The Induction

Shelby’s Birth Story – The Induction
March 15, 2012
Be sure to first read Shelby’s Birth Story – The week leading up to her birth. It gives the reasoning behind deciding on the induction. Although looking back now I can say I wish I would have waited out the weekend like I had told my midwife. I wish I would have given her ju...
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Shelby’s Birth Story – The week leading up to her birth

Shelby’s Birth Story – The week leading up to her birth
March 11, 2012
The week leading up to Shelby's birth was so emotionally draining I seriously didn't know how I could have enough energy for labor itself. On Monday February 27th Pat and I spent seven hours at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. We arrived at 5pm and spent the...
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Pregnancy 41 weeks….. sigh

Pregnancy 41 weeks….. sigh
March 1, 2012
Well here we are March 1st and 41 weeks pregnant. Monday night we spent a good 6 hours in early labor with contractions every 4-5 minutes that only got more painful as the hours past. But after four hours of no change we went home, well more like a hotel room due to the weat...
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Happy Due Date to Me! *40 weeks*

Happy Due Date to Me! *40 weeks*
February 23, 2012
Happy Due Date to me! Ever since I hit 37 weeks I had this feeling baby girl would hold out until the every end to make her appearance. Well, here I am at my due date and she is still baking! I do have to say that now that I hit my due date go me! I kept this baby baking ...
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Pregnancy Week 39

Pregnancy Week 39
February 16, 2012
Wow... one week until my due date! Not sure if I will make it or not. I had both my older girls at 39 weeks so it will be interesting to see when this little one comes! I am trying not to be one of those pregnant moms who complain about everything, sure I get a back ache,...
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Wordless Wednesday: 38 Week Belly Comparison

Wordless Wednesday: 38 Week Belly Comparison
February 15, 2012
Still carrying Shelby higher, which I guess is normal for subsequent pregnancies and I feel much smaller. Which would make sense since my midwife thinks Shelby is around 7lbs. Sarah was almost 9lbs at birth. Who thinks I'll have a 39 week comparison?...
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Pregnancy Week 38

Pregnancy Week 38
February 12, 2012
Here we are two weeks from our EDD! Hopefully you aren't too bored with all my pregnancy updates, but these are my last few days or weeks so they will be over soon (then you get to hear about Shelby ) I had a great 38 week appointment. Based on feeling Shelby from the out...
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Get Ready for Baby: Our Finished Nursery

Get Ready for Baby: Our Finished Nursery
February 10, 2012
Finally at 38 weeks we have everything completely done! All clothes are washed, all diapers are prepped, all bedding and blankets done. Everything is put away and ready to go! I have even (almost) finished my birth center bag. Shelby's bag is done, snacks are packed and t...
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Pregnancy Week 37

Pregnancy Week 37
February 6, 2012
Well I am not sure how many pregnancy updates I'll have, but with my luck miss Shelby will wait until the last minute to come! I fully expect to be pregnant for a few more weeks. My appointment last week went great. Still n weight gain, bp is good, no swelling and Shelby ...
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Packing our Birth Center Bags

Packing our Birth Center Bags
January 31, 2012
With the girls I packed the clothes they would wear coming home from the hospital in my over night bag. I knew the hospital would provide a lot of the stuff we would need for baby, like wipes and diapers, blankets even a baby hat. But with a birth center birth we bring every...
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Pregnancy Week 36

Pregnancy Week 36
January 29, 2012
Hello 9 Months! I can not believe we are in the home stretch! Now we count down the days until Shelby decides to make her entrance! I had both my girls at 39 weeks and I am kinda hoping Shelby does the same, but as my friend Tamra said, "God has picked the perfect day...
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Wordless Wednesday: 35 Week Belly Comparison

Wordless Wednesday: 35 Week Belly Comparison
January 25, 2012
I thought it would be fun to compare my baby bump with Sarah and Shelby! I am a little surprised at how much I look the same with both babies. I just hope this doesn't mean Shelby will be 8 pounds, she definitely doesn't feel feel big.   Oh and I was pregnant ...
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Pregnancy 35 weeks

Pregnancy 35 weeks
January 22, 2012
87% of my pregnancy is complete! Last week of month 8! Then we start our 9th month, 2 weeks until full term! Although I have a feeling Shelby will wait until close to her due date to come! At my 35 week appointment my midwife did say that Shelby had flipped! We will st...
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Pregnancy Week 34

Pregnancy Week 34
January 15, 2012
Nothing new over the past week except for the fact that I can tell Shelby has grown. She gets the hiccups a few times a day now and moves constantly! My next midwife appointment is on Tuesday and I am anxious to find out what position Shelby is in. Your Baby in Week 34 ...
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