30 Weeks

Penned by Meredith Well here we are… heading down the home stretch! Our last appointment (at 29 weeks) went very good. Dr.Nisman had just returned from an ultrasound conference in Prague and I was his first patient so he was overly excited to test out some new techniques on me. It was actually rather funny to see him so excited over giving an ultrasound. Apparently when I first entered the ultrasound room, he was a bit concerned about the size of my stomach. I’m telling you, I don’t even think I look seven months pregnant! He voiced this to us, but his fears quickly subsided when he saw how big Lola was. At that point she was over 2.5 pounds and she was over 15 inches long. Again...
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Baby: 100% Naturally Delivered

Penned by Meredith Cesarean sections are the norm down here in Costa Rica. Perhaps because it can be a planned event, perhaps it is easier on the doctors schedule or perhaps because the soon-to-be mom feels it is what is safer for her baby. Regardless of their reasons, I am choosing to be the minority down here. I want to have a natural, drug-free birth. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was sure I would get the epidural and have the baby in the least painful way possible. As my pregnancy progressed and I began to educate myself about the birthing process, I soon realized that maybe I needed to reevaluate this decision. I remember when I first told Rob about my plan to have...
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28 Weeks

Penned by Meredith It is hard to believe that in twelve weeks or less we will be parents to a little baby girl. I feel like just yesterday, I was beginning to write about this experience and now it is truly becoming a reality. I won’t lie… I’m scared. We’re scared. What do we know about being parents? Nothing. Our maternal/paternal instincts will just kick in right? I ask myself this question daily yet I still don’t feel like I know the answers. Perhaps it will just take the moment that she physically enters our exterior world that we will know… yes, we do have those instincts. What we do know at this point is that we already love this little being as if she has always been...
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