Category Archives: Pregnancy

I’d like to request a ceasefire.

Ladies, we need to end the “mommy wars”. This article argues that they do not exist, but unfortunately, that has not been my experience.  I am constantly barraged with unsolicited “advice” or being told that one method of parenting is far superior … Continue reading

Posted in Leapster, Parenting, Pregnancy | 19 Comments

Thoughts on #2

And I’m not referring to poop (sorry, Emily).  Although, I could write a second dissertation on baby poop if I really wanted to.  Lucky for you, I don’t find her poop interesting.  Just stinky. Anyways, a lot of people have … Continue reading

Posted in Leapster, Marriage, NICU, Preemie, Pregnancy, Septate Uterus | 11 Comments

The Baby Shower that Almost Wasn’t

I’m sure we all remember that I swore I was going to remain pregnant at least until my baby shower. I am an idiot. Anyways, my first instinct was to ask Mandy to cancel the shower, but then everyone assured … Continue reading

Posted in Grad School, Leapster, NICU, Parenting, Preemie, Pregnancy | 17 Comments

Leapster’s Birth: How Did We Get Here?

Deep down somewhere inside, I knew things weren’t getting better.  I had genuinely convinced myself that we would wait longer before meeting our daughter, but I was developing an insane fear that she would die in utero.  I was terrified … Continue reading

Posted in Birth Story, Leapster, Medical, NICU, Preemie, Pregnancy | 14 Comments

Meet Charlotte

Charlotte AKA Leapster was born on 2/29/12 at 8:23 AM.  She was 2 pounds, 8 ounces and 14.17 inches long.  She’s doing really well, but she’s got a lot of growing to do before she will be released from the … Continue reading

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Back in the hospital

We will be having the baby at 8 AM via c-section 2/29/12.  The pre-eclampsia is too severe and the baby stopped growing, so she needs to come out where she can grow.  I will follow up when I can. And … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Week 30–Still Pregnant!

Week: 30 Inches Gained (Waist): 12 inches (umm, please tell me that’s normal.  My abdomen is pretty hard, so I’m really hoping that’s all baby) Nonsensical item baby is supposedly the size of: a cucumber (that seems too small), a … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs, Family, Friends, Medical, Pregnancy | 14 Comments