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Finding Out About Baby # 2

First I’m going to rewind to a year ago.. Without going into too much detail I’ll just say that Blake’s birth outcome effected me a lot more than I expected it to. Right after he was born while still in the hospital, my midwife had told me “you can have a natural birth next time, […]

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Protected: 7 Months and still a mess

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Healing After My C-Section: Three Months Later

Blake is 12 weeks today. He is “officially” no longer a newborn according to some statistic I read online.. So you’re probably wondering why I am still healing from a quick little surgery after almost 3 months. Did the doctor do a bad job? Were there complications? No. In fact he did such a good […]

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Blake Emory’s Birth Story

Birth date: Sunday November 24th, 2013 Birth Time: 9:20 pm Weight: 9lbs. 10.6 oz. Length: 22 in. Head: 15 in. I’m not really sure where to start this birth story because I feel like it started weeks ago, so I will start with my 41 week appointment with my midwife… It was Wednesday, November 13th, […]

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End of Tri 3: just the beginning

Baby Heart rate: 135-143 Responding well to NST/ST (non stress test/stress test) head down in right position Placenta at level 2 Amniotic fluid at level 7 Mommy Getting a little nauseous again every now and then Last day of work: November 7th (due date) Weight gain: 32.5 pounds total Cravings: Not necessarily a “craving” since I […]

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Guess Blake’s Birthday!

With Blake’s due date fast approaching (tomorrow is pretty soon, right??) and him still peacefully chilling in the oh-so-comfy-womb, I’d like to take a vote to see when you think he will decide to come out! My midwife says I’m measuring right on time. I’ve been saying for awhile I think I’ll have him past […]

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Why We Chose Home Birth

To Stefen & I, it seemed like a no brainer. My mom had a home birth, my sisters either had home births or used midwives for their pregnancies, and Stefen & his siblings were born at home. But for those that don’t understand or know much about it, let me convince you how awesome it […]

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DIY Co-Sleeper

I did a lot of searching to find the perfect place for Blake to sleep for the first few months of his life. He has a crib in a big room all nicely decorated just for him, but it’s downstairs. Since Stefen & I sleep upstairs I want him to be close to us–at least […]

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Maternity Photo Shoot!

My sister, Lindy, who also happens to be a professional photographer was able to pencil us in for a photo shoot a few weeks before Blake is due. The day of the shoot I was trying to get a lot done around the house; cleaning, get stuff ready for the shoot, etc. Because of that, […]

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Our Baby Has A First (& Middle) Name, It’s..

With (approx.) 7 weeks to go Stefen & I have finally agreed on a name for our boy! He will no longer just be “baby Phelps”. Introducing…. Tanya recently tried to surprise me by setting up an appointment for a 3d ultrasound but, I’m hard to surprise so she just told me she was doing […]