Last weekend marked four months since Leo joined our family. It’s been a whirlwind of joy, though we’ve had our share of challenges in adjusting to life as a family of four, managing school and job changes, minor house catastrophes, postpartum recovery, and general life stuff (the laundry never ends). But around the dinner table… Continue reading Leo: 4 months old!
Tuesday, March 28th – I was 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant. With my due date looming, I was feeling anxious, impatient, and overwhelmingly excited. Liv was on spring break from school, so we enjoyed a slow morning before I headed to the gym and jogged 3.3 miles on the treadmill, thinking: “I feel so… Continue reading Leo’s Birth Story
How we’re growing?: At 39 weeks, our little guy’s around 20 inches long and over 7 pounds! My pregnancy app. says he’s the size of a small pumpkin, but he feels incredibly large, heavy, and squirmy to me… How I’m feeling?: I’m uncomfortable, anxious, and really excited! Weeks ago, I was battling dizzy spells and… Continue reading Cookie: 39 weeks +1 day
How we’re growing?: Tomorrow, we’ll be 38 weeks pregnant! Baby’s probably 19+ inches long and 6-7 pounds — the size of a honeydew melon, spaghetti squash… or a newborn baby! I get a mix of comments every day, ranging from: “You’re so tiny!” to “Wow, you’ve really popped!” Whatever your opinion, my midwife’s happy with… Continue reading Cookie: 38 weeks
How we’re growing?: On Thursday, we’ll be 36 weeks pregnant, which means baby’s about 18.5 inches long, 6+ pounds, and the size of a papaya or a cabbage patch doll! With (about) a month to go, I could start saying “I’m in my ninth month,” but I haven’t said those words outloud. I like pretending… Continue reading Cookie: 36 weeks
On Sunday, Liv turned FOUR! A year ago, I asked Liv the following questions, and here’s what our big four year old had to say this year! What is your name? – “L-I-V Luhwee” (*She writes her name on her own now!) Do you have any nicknames? – “Daddy calls me Weasel. You call me… Continue reading Liv is FOUR!
How we’re growing?: At 32+ weeks, we’re only 5 weeks away from “full term!” Baby’s about 18 inches long, 4 lbs., and the size of a large jicama or pomelo. How I’m feeling?: Like a mess! The sciatic pain in my low back and through my left side has gotten worse. I’m getting terrible calf… Continue reading Cookie: 32 weeks