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Leah Claire

Leah Claire

She’s here.  In fact, she’s been here for about two and a half weeks.  I’ve been pretty lazy at this blog updating.  And by lazy, I mean breastfeeding eight times a day and taking care of two kids, a husband, plus a revolving door of (welcome) house guests.  But she’s here.  And she’s wonderful. As...

You Know You’re Pregnant When…

You have text message conversations at 1 in the morning with your family in California because you’re up using the bathroom anyway. You cry at the damn Mother’s Day commercials. I despise Pandora jewelry but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t make me cry every time a woman gets some from her kids in a...

Endless Waiting

Full term – here I am.  Technically, full term is anything over 37 weeks, though, and  I’m sitting here at 39 and I am so ready to be done.  Everywhere I go, people are telling me how I’m glowing, how I am “all belly,” how comfortable and happy I look.  People are shocked when they...
9 Months and Counting

9 Months and Counting

Here I am, 37.5 weeks pregnant.  2.5 weeks to go, give or take.  We have set a rule that Leah can’t come earlier than Monday though since my doctor is out of town until then.  After Monday, it’s up to her. How far along? Almost 38 weeks. Total weight gain: 28 lbs. I am thrilled I’ve...

Pregnancy Update for March

How far along? 33 weeks Total weight gain: I haven’t weighed myself since before we went to San Francisco.  Maybe I ought to do that now.  ::walks into the bathroom and gets on the scale:: The scale says 23 pounds. Not too bad after a week of pasta carbonara and gnocchi from Nob Hill Cafe, filet mignon...
Life in the Last Six or So Months

Life in the Last Six or So Months

Exhausting, chaotic, busy, joyful, stressful, and every other emotion you could possibly imagine has characterized the last half year or so of our lives around here.  I haven’t blogged much, mostly because I haven’t felt like it.  It seems like there isn’t a lot to say these days, though there obviously is.  Normal, everyday life...
Preggo Update: Starting the 3rd Trimester

Preggo Update: Starting the 3rd Trimester

How far along? 29 weeks Total weight gain: 18-20 pounds.  I’m actually pretty happy with that considering that I know I’ve gained muscle from personal training over the last seven months and also (without getting too graphic) how enormous my boobs are.  You know they can weigh up to 10 pounds each when milk comes in? That’s...

Yeah, I Know, It’s Been a Really Long Time

I swear, I haven’t given up blogging.  I’m just super busy and exhausted most of the time.  Everything since October has been immensely chaotic.  Between being miserably pregnant, planning a family vacation for November, hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas, and keeping up with Andy’s work schedule, there just don’t feel like there are enough hours in...

The First Trimester

Finally, the evil first trimester is about wrapped up and all I can say is that it was rough.  From week six until week 12, I threw up constantly.  Not just normal morning sickness, this was all day sickness, all day nausea, all day misery.  For about three weeks there, I threw up five to...

Oops, We Did it Again!

Just about everyone knows at this point, but I’ll make it blog official anyway – we’re pregnant again. It was a little unexpected (but not unwelcome) and we’re very excited. I am 10 weeks along and due May 14th, 2012. This pregnancy has been much harder than the first one was. For one thing, I’m...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This has been a week of major ups and downs for me.  I’ll start with the good things, since that’s the most fun.  First, Riley slept for almost six hours in a row for the first time.  At six weeks of age, we’re pretty happy about that.  He’s been approaching five hours in a row...

Weight Loss Frustrations

It will officially be a month tomorrow since I gave birth to Riley. I really can’t believe it’s been four weeks already – it feels like it was just days ago that we arrived at Northside with our suitcases, ready for baby. Everything has been going well, he’s our sweet angel baby, and we head...