Labor

The Pregnant Summer…

This past memorial day weekend while my little family and I vacationed in Palm Springs with another couple, we were given the news that they are pregnant and expecting their first child! After congratulating them, the boys headed off to the bar for some drinks and our conversation quickly turned to millions of questions and sharing experiences of pregnancy. I could not help but notice that a portion of our conversation revolved around fear. Of course some fear is expected in this new, exciting and slightly odd time. However, as I reflected back on my pregnancy (which is almost an identical timeline as our friends) I couldn’t help but notice that one of her concerns was very similar to mine… How do we best handle our ever-changing body in the middle of summer?

Pregnant in a bikini… Not most girl’s ideal way to spend the summer. If you know me at all, then you know that the …

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Baby W’s Big Adventure into the World

The Waiting

Time is a funny thing when you are pregnant. The 9 months you carry your child seems like a whirlwind that goes by way too quickly and yet those last few weeks feel like an eternity. I am not sure if it is the excitement of wanting to meet your new little person, hormones, anxiety or some combination of all of these that makes the last few weeks of pregnancy drag…. On… f.o.r.e.v.e.r………… The last week I was pregnant I was trying everything and anything to induce labor. I was walking 4-5 miles a day while eating pineapple and consuming as much spicy food as possible. I tried so many things that finally I just gave up.

Two nights after giving up and deciding that I was going to just be pregnant forever, I was woken up by a very odd sensation… my water broke. It was 4:00 AM and I jumped out of bed running to the bathroom. So, many thoughts…

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