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38 weeks and she's here!!!

Here's one of the last belly pictures at 38 weeks...


But now, I'd like to introduce Juliana Marie! Born December 23rd at 7:41am weighing 7lbs 3oz & measuring 19 & 1/2 inches! My water broke at my doctor's office while waiting for my midwife to see me at around 6:00pm on the 22nd. I labored at home until around 4am when I decided to go to the hospital. My contractions we coming 2-3 minutes apart lasting about 60-70 seconds while in the car and it turned out I was 9cm upon arrival! My Hypnobabies program that I used worked so well for me that I can honestly say I don't remember any distinct time that I felt pain.

It all started when I was at work trying to get ahead on some of my work to prepare for my maternity leave. I started to have what I thought were just Braxton Hicks contractions around 4pm. I left work at 4:15pm to head home to pickup Adam to go to our 5:00pm appointment with my midwife. At the time I was 38 weeks 4 days and I really wasn't ant…
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She can come any day now!! Weeks 35, 36 & 37 belly photos

I've been trying to pack the hospital bag tonight but it's hard since I'll be using most that's on the list up until the day I go into labor. So, I'm going to do more laundry and do my Hypnobabies for the day. Here's the latest belly growth!


35 weeks


36 weeks


37 weeks!!!

Maternity Photos 36 weeks

We had our maternity photo session on Monday night with Kim Youra and they turned out great. I want to post them all here but here's just a few:

Adam looks so handsome here






This will be hanging above Jules' crib


We couldn't stop laughing doing this pose :)


36 weeks!!! (Well, 35 weeks and 4 days)


We went over our birth plan with our midwife Dr. Kate last night at our appointment and it went really well. We're getting soooo excited about her arrival!

33 weeks

I've been slacking on the pictures for the past couple weeks...

I'm hardly fitting in my shirts anymore.


Daddy is making us cookies right now :) Chocolate chip. We're spoiled!

We're also cookin' away in there and starting to really pop!



We've come so far...

28 weeks

We're getting there!

A real pain in the butt!

I'm pretty sure little Jules here has flipped around and is sitting head down now. She's also been putting pressure on my sciatic nerve for a couple days and yesterday it was terrible. I had my last shift at Drifter's yesterday and it was terribly busy so I spent 9 hours straight on my feet running around. Around 4 in the afternoon I didn't know if I was going to be able to make it because the pain my my lower back/butt/hip was just aching none stop. If I went from a leaning over position to a straight up and down position I'd get a shooting pain that made me gasp for air. After staying off my feet all night, doing some stretching and getting a good nights rest I do feel better but I get a twinge right in my butt every now and then. At least I know she's probably just getting in position for the big day! It's giving me a kind of wobble to my step so I look like I waddle a little now. I feel like I'm far too small to be waddling around already! …