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Things I’ve Learned This Week

Hospital food is not as good as I remember it. Chocolate pudding can be eaten with a fork, when necessary. Husbands don’t like to dine in the same room where you just gave birth. Even though you think your tummy is full at 6 pm, if you are 2 days postpartum and nursing, you will […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: What Helps You Relax?

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Over the last few weeks as I’ve faced wild nights of contractions, I’ve had plenty of practice putting relaxation techniques into action. Yesterday was no different as I attempted to “just let my uterus go” with each contraction. Relaxation is key to helping hard working muscles. It’s also helpful when nursing and, well, basically, every […]

Don’t Hate Me Because My Labor Was Short

It’s been an exciting day to say the least. After a good night’s sleep last night, my girl decided to come a day early! This morning my labor started at about 7 am. We got to the hospital at 8:30 and she was born at 10:01. How’s that for a speedy delivery. When I’m a […]

Auntie Jamie the Chef

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I have been blessed by a family that loves food. Both my sisters and both my brothers are fantastic cooks. I have been further blessed that one of them is here with me now to act as chief cook and bottle washer (as well as housekeeper and nanny) while I have a baby this week. […]

This Week

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So I’m having a baby this week. Sometime between now and Tuesday afternoon, Lord willing. This past week’s heavy duty contractions and nausea kind of threw a wrench in my plans, like getting the house cleaned to sell and planning out all sorts of uplifting blog posts. Those things fell by the wayside as I […]

Guess That FishChick’s Weight

Well, I’m still nauseated, but no active contractions. I would really like a break from feeling bad. On the plus side, I have cat-napped all day. Shari prompted a weight-guessing game in the comments of the previous post. I forgot that I meant to start that. So, here’s the deal. She’s already claimed 9lb6. (No […]

Baby Daze

Sometime soon, we think. Yesterday’s appt: 50% effaced, 3, almost 4 cm. Lots of action last night. I am really nauseated today. Thanks for praying. (I’d really like the nausea to go away. That’s never been one of my symptoms.)

Frugal Tip: Have a BackUp Plan

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Normally, I plan out my menus for the week. This helps in a number of ways, particularly in budgeting. If I’m building from what’s in the cupboard and adding just a few ingredients, I can make do with less. Usually, this entails cooking from scratch which has proved to be the most frugal way to […]