Thirty-seven weeks

July 21 After reaching the 9 month mark, thirty-seven weeks is considered full term. If I start having contractions between now and week 40, they won’t stop me from going into labor. That’s a huge milestone! Stats from this doctor appointment: 36 1/2″ inches Lost 2 pounds Heart rate of 135 During this week’s appointment, … Continue reading Thirty-seven weeks

Preparing – mentally and physically

I’m supposed to be taking you on this journey with me, right? I’m not sure how well I’ve expressed the feelings associated with pregnancy. I’ve done a lot of explaining about what’s happening to my body, but have I covered the mind? I’ll see what I can do to change that. I’m a planner. I’ve … Continue reading Preparing – mentally and physically

You are who you are

Recent conversations: Friend #1:  Kyley, you will be roughly 90 weeks pregnant at this point, however, you have always been a trooper so I’m leaving that decision up to you.  I’m not expecting you to make it until 3am, but I’m not worried about you being a party-pooper either. Me: Thank you for calling attention to … Continue reading You are who you are

What you see on the outside doesn’t compare to what’s on the inside

I took a leap of faith when I became pregnant. A leap that looks a lot like something that results in the birth of a child. Before I was pregnant, I looked at a pregnant woman and saw the outcome of a beautiful baby. Now that I’m in the process of having my own beautiful … Continue reading What you see on the outside doesn’t compare to what’s on the inside

Our birth plan

Do you know what a birth plan is? I knew the concept of one, but didn’t know specifics until I started looking into it a couple of months ago. Like most questions I’ve had, my answer can be found on It’s pretty straightforward and should be easy to fill out based on your preferences. Even if … Continue reading Our birth plan