My Birth Story: Fast, Furious and Magical

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Guys, I wasn’t pregnant forever! Just days after writing this post and feeling like I would, in fact, break a Guinness World Record for longest pregnancy ever, my little girl made her debut into the world on 8:49 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015. Little Gwendolyn was 8 pounds, 7 ounces, 21 inches …
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15 Tips for Surviving Going Past Your Due Date

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I pretty much jinxed myself in the intro of this post because I definitely went late with my baby. At the time of writing this, I'm at 41 weeks pregnant and counting every day and hour. Because you know what? Going past your due date is hard. Physically and mentally, it's kind of a mental …
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My Birth Playlist: The Calming … and the Hilarious

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By now, I'm sure I've had my baby. My goodness, I hope that I've had my baby! And, as I'm preparing to take a little time off for bonding, adjusting, not sleeping and getting my newborn snuggles in, I've written a few posts ahead of time that we can share while I enjoy said time away. This is one of …
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Getting Dog Ready for Baby: 7 Ideas I’m Trying

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When you're preparing for your first baby, there is SO much to do. Now that I'm just a few weeks away from being full-term (ahhh!), I feel like my husband and I have been so busy getting things ready for our little girl. There have been birth classes to attend, books to read, carseat checks, getting …
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She Chose Us: Finding Beauty in the Journey

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For months I’ve planned on writing a post about my infertility journey. Now that I’m “on the other side” so to say, I knew I had a lot to say and a lot of feelings about it. I’ve already written so much on it though, and I think a part of me was holding back from diving back into those scary waters, …
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An Easy Exercise to Prepare for Childbirth

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You know how I said I was planning to go to a local prenatal fitness class? Well, I went. And it was awesome. Not only did I get a great workout and meet a few other awesome mamas-to-be, but I also learned some great things about what to expect during childbirth and then after childbirth, …
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What Jenn’s Second Trimester Workout Modifications Look Like

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I recently shared what pregnancy workout modifications have been looking like for me so that you could see an example of what one pregnant lady was doing during her second trimester. As always, we need to listen to our bodies --- pregnant or not! --- and do what feels good to us and what's working …
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