Archive for tag 'pregnancy'

We made a big wish, and now we couldn't be happier!

And Then There Were Four

Yes, you're reading that right.  The Confetti family is growing! We made a big wish, and now we couldn't be happier! Amazingly, we found out on Colin's birthday that I was pregnant again.  We have gone through every emotion under the sun while warming up to the idea of being pregnant again (fear, anxiety, relief, [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]


The Jig is Up

I am so overjoyed to announce that we are expecting baby #2 in December of this year! Big Sister Kisses This pregnancy has shocked me a bit in terms of how different it has been from my first with Lil' Tea Cup. Perhaps it was simply wishful thinking, but I assumed that because I had [...]


A Little Gift from Heaven

To really tell this baby's story, I have to go a way, way back. From the time I was about 10 years old, my Granddad Leroy has always been my favorite person and had more influence on my life than any other human being, other than my parents. If I were to try to describe [...]


How My First Trimester Screening Induced Serious Pregnancy Anxieties

When I first found out that we were pregnant, I had no idea that my world was soon going to be filled with new anxieties and fears. It wasn’t until I received abnormal results for my 1st trimester screening that I started to really become a wreck. I was in shock and couldn’t believe that [...]

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