Andrew Grant has arrived!

On Wednesday, September 21st at 3:05am, I woke up to a contraction, but it wasn’t the normal ‘wake me up’ contractions I’d been feeling for weeks.  This was different.  I waited a few minutes to see if another came…and it did.  And another.  At a regular 4-5 minute intervals…this could be it!

My sister […]

Five. Warning – not an upbeat post.

Five had always been a favorite number of mine.  I would pick it to use as my number when I played sports in school, whenever I could.  This year, it’s not so much a favorite.

You see, five years ago today, at this time, I was enjoying a dinner/interview with a former coworker.  We […]

And I’ve now reached ‘normalcy’…for a high-risk pregnancy

I’m 29w2d pregnant today, and this pregnancy has DEFINITELY taken its toll on me, physically and emotionally.  Maybe that ‘Advanced Maternal Age’ on my file isn’t all bad.

Having 90F+ temps and high humidity makes people a bit grouchy.  And if you’re pregnant, in this weather…then you’re probably grouchier than Walter Matthau in “Grumpy […]

Christina’s take on “What not to say to a pregnant woman”

If you ask, “when are you due?” and the woman replies with her due date, don’t say “Are you sure?” Yes, really, I’m sure, and so is my doctor.  Thanks for your concern. “Are you sure there’s not more than one in there?” Not especially fun for someone who’s lost multiples, and especially […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech Delay, and a new baby on the way, oh my!

So I’ve been MIA for many months from my personal blog.  Part of the reason is because my photography biz has really taken off, which I’m super happy about, but the other part is there’s been a LOT going on in my life/our lives.

I can’t list them in priority order, b/c they’re all […]

Here’s Here! Introducing…

Christopher James!  Named for me, and Nick's Dad, since Nicholas was named after Nick and my Dad.

I was induced on Friday evening, after arriving at UM at 8:45pm.  We got checked in, and they started the pitocin at 10:45am.  He was born at 5:54am TODAY after only 14min of pushing!

Needless to say, […]

Update…39w4d appt…induction changed

So…I had an appt today and I was already 4-4.5cm dilated (she said ALMOST 5cm) and the baby is at -1 station.  That's GREAT news!

I'm not sure how I'm walking around THAT dilated and nothing's happening so, if I don't go into labor on my own, I will be induced tomorrow night.  So […]

Induction Scheduled!

So I heard back from Barb, the Nurse Practitioner at the MFM clinic and…if BBK#2 does NOT make his appearance before Sunday, then I will be induced!

This is SUCH a relief to me.  I really can't explain – like a HUGE weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

IF I don't go into […]

Yes, I’m still pregnant. 39w2d and counting…

So I really can't believe I'm still pregnant.  I really can't.

I can't tell you HOW many times my medical providers look at me in shock that I'm still pg.  They thought I'd deliver by 38w, since I delivered Nicholas at 38w. 

Being *this* pg has been VERY difficult for me.

Not physically, […]

Maternity Pics at 38 Weeks!

So…a while ago I toyed with the idea of having my friend Kristi take maternity pics of me, since we're not sure if we'll have any more children after BBK#2 arrives.  We didn't do these types of pictures with Nicholas and I thought they might be nice to have as a keepsake.

We had […]