Archive for the 'Pregnancy' Category

Why Did I Wait?

Friday, February 13th, 2009

When I was pregnant in 2007, I remember a day when I came back from a walk (or maybe a trip to the grocery store) when my left knee ached. (There were several trips to Safeway when my foot stepped in something on the floor and I slipped. The management has improved maintenance since then.) […]

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First Lines From 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

From the first post I authored each month this year. January: It’s a new year and we’re off running, trying to find a place to live. February: The movers from Hansen-Smylie arrived at 8:30 a.m. on Monday the 29th, and they finished unloading the truck at 5:00 p.m. March: I’m pretty darn happy these days. […]

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A Christmas Gift Like No Other

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Update: New photos of Claire on Flickr! One year ago today I learned I was pregnant. For those who haven’t been reading my blog long (or who might have forgotten), here’s the back story. After two miscarriages in 2005, we tried in 2006. I became nervous about the lack of progress, and Husband and I […]

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Three Dozen Reasons

Friday, October 5th, 2007

(This post is more for myself and may be of zero interest to you.) I Am Grateful For/That: I have a washer and dryer inside my home and don’t have to lug laundry to a laundromat. Ditto for the dishwasher to save us from hand washing dishes constantly. The invention of the baby bottle dishwasher […]

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At Last!

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

We joyfully announce the birth of our daughter! Claire Georgia Harper Date: September 8, 2007 Time: 12:49 a.m. PDT Weight: 7 lb, 1 oz. Length: 20 in At this time I don’t intend to publish photos of my child on the blog for the whole world. However, I will upload photos to my Flickr account, […]

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

As is the way of life, the hospital doesn’t have room for us to come in at 6 p.m. as scheduled for the gel. A bunch of women in labor recently came in. The nurse said she’d call us in a few hours when a room opens up. I don’t know if this means that […]

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Kick Me, Please

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

This post is updated; see below. Yesterday we took a walk to let gravity help get things going. Little One responded with much activity, squirming and positioning herself further in the pelvis. She was active late last night, too, and in the wee hours. I also had backache/cramps in the wee hours. Then it subsided. […]

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Non-Labor Day

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Well, I wish I had news to share. But as of this moment, Little One continues to hang out. Early this morning I awoke to a dull low backache that lasted for a few moments, but otherwise all is quiet. Believe me, when the action starts in earnest, I’ll definitely post the news. 🙂

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Any Day Now…

Friday, August 31st, 2007

I started the day with more vigor than I have in the past five, though I’m fading now and am fighting the desire to sleep. Day three of the roofing. Yesterday I felt too unwell to go anywhere. I stayed home and bathed in my own sweat while the mercury rose to 93F and the […]

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The End of the Day

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

At nearly 9:00 p.m. it’s still 81F. I spent the afternoon at my friends’ home just sitting. I couldn’t sleep for the heat, but at least the windows were open and it was quiet. So, the doctor visit… I am one centimeter dilated but not effaced at all, and baby still sits high. My induction […]

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