Category Archives: Pregnancy

Bennett’s Birth Story

Today is Bennett’s official due date! It’s crazy to think he’s almost been here 6 weeks already. He’s doing amazingly well, and his pediatrician expects him to be on track developmentally for his chronological age, so that’s great news. He’s growing well, and he was 8lbs at his weigh-in on Wednesday! Anyway, since it’s his […]

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Bennett’s First Photoshoot

I can’t believe my sweet baby Bennett was a week old today! The time has been dragging, yet flying. Jon goes home tomorrow, so that sucks. I was really hoping Bennett would be home before he had to leave, but obviously I want him able to eat on his own first. He is still working […]

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Baby Boy Update

Our sweet baby boy is doing great! Here is a pic from the weekend. He needed “photo-therapy” for high bilirubin levels (apparently a typical result of blood-type incompatibility), and they had to move the IV line (for supplemental fluids) to his head. That was super-sad, but they assured me that it looks worse than it […]

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Bennett Alexander

On Tuesday, August 6th, Baby Bennett Alexander made his arrival at 2:32pm after a pretty easy induction. He was 5lbs 10oz, 18½ inches long, pink, and screaming his little lungs out. Not bad for a 34 weeker! As I mentioned, he needs mandatory NICU time until 35 weeks gestation, so we have a few more […]

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Last “Bumpdate”–33½ Weeks!

Got the OFFICIAL word yesterday—I’m scheduled to start the induction on Monday (August 5th) at 4pm! Yay! They will use Cervadil to start dilation, then start Pitocin the following morning. SO he will probably be born sometime Tuesday! Tomorrow I get my first steroid shot in OB Triage at the hospital at 9am. Then Jon […]

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