third trimester

  • Pregnancy Update // 38 Weeks

    Pregnancy Update // 38 Weeks

    Dena March 16, 2015

    How far along are you? 38 weeks. Sleep: Still rough, but I’ve gotten in a few decent stretches of sleep lately. Sometimes my body hits a wall of physical exhaustion and I fall into a deep sleep, despite the pain in my hips & my ever-present need to use the bathroom. Movement: She is getting strong! She must be working on growing muscle these days. Last night she pushed against…

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  • Pregnancy Update // 36 Weeks

    Dena March 2, 2015

    How far along are you? 36 weeks. Sleep: It’s a shame that this is one of the first questions, because the answer is always negative. I’d better get used to it since it will stay that way for awhile. Fact is, sleep is horrendous. Things…

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  • Pregnancy Update // 34 Weeks

    Dena February 17, 2015

    Listen to your body. You’re eight-and-a-half months pregnant. Listen to your body. Recently, I’ve been repeating this mantra to myself. There is no doubt that I am slowing down. My energy levels have certainly waxed and waned through this pregnancy and the past few days…

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  • Pregnancy Update // 31 Weeks

    Dena January 28, 2015

    How far along are you? 31 weeks. Sleep: Okay, I’m just going to start playing the sad trombone now because that’s just where this “sleep” conversation is headed. I’ve been pretty optimistic and counting my sleep blessings thus far in this pregnancy, but this past…

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  • Pregnancy Update // 30 Weeks

    Dena January 14, 2015

    I’ve been seeing this little week-by-week pregnancy questionnaire floating around quite a bit. I won’t commit to doing it every week — that would probably get redundant — but now that I’m nearing the homestretch there are some exciting things going on once in awhile.…

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  • Third Trimester Thoughts: Becoming We

    Dena March 12, 2013

    Yesterday, I rolled out of bed cradling my enormous belly in my palms like I do every morning and I thought to myself, “I’ve got to do a better job of documenting this miracle.” After the pain of my first trimester, I was expecting my…

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