Author Archive for Mrs. Checkers


Somewhere In Between: 9 Months Pregnant

Yesterday I had my 36-week prenatal appointment, and I found out I am 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced (which really does not mean much since you could be dilated for a month before you actually go into labor, or dilate from zero to several centimeters overnight). My doctor asked me if I am ready [...]

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Sentimental Gifts for Mom – Guide

For a number of years I’ve been looking for something I could wear that would represent my little one(s).  I love the idea of wearing a locket with their photo in it, or something with their name initials.  These are some ideas I thought I’d share with the HB community if you are looking to [...]



We now have a three-year-old on our hands.  When did that happen? I remember approaching the first birthday as an emotional wreck.  My baby was not going to be a baby anymore!  She became a toddling, talking not-so-baby baby after she turned one, and her personality continued to explode. Then she turned two.  And I [...]

How I Really Feel About Having A Newborn

I’m 35 weeks pregnant and will be “full-term” in about two weeks.  My actual due date is at the very beginning of August. How do I feel about meeting baby in August?  I am excited and curious to see what this next little person will be like. Will he be anything like me?  The first [...]

My Different Pregnancies

This is actually my third pregnancy; my first pregnancy ended early in a miscarriage at six weeks.  And even those symptoms were different from my last two pregnancies. With my very first pregnancy, I did feel some nausea very early on and was particularly sensitive to smells.  I wasn’t pregnant long enough to have many [...]

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New Addition, New Home

The month of May (along with the first part of the year) has flown by in the blink of an eye.  In the last two months we put an offer on a home, purchased a home, sold a home, renovated a home, and moved.  We only moved a few miles from our previous home, but [...]

35 Month Update

We have about one month left before we have a three-year-old in our hands! My little big girl Language:  As Toddler Checkers inches closer and closer to the 3-year mark, her language continues to explode which has resulted in a number of funny conversations between us and our not-yet-3-year-old. On friendship… Me:  Aliya, is Dempsey [...]

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