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Riese’s Birth Story

Friday, November 24, 2017 – a day I will never forget because at 2:48p.m., our baby girl Riese came into this world! Meeting her for the first time was the most incredible and surreal moment of my life. I wanted to make sure to take the time to write out our C section birth story while everything was still really fresh in my mind – I know Continue Reading …

She’s Here!

Introducing Riese Elizabeth, 6 pounds and 5 ounces, 18 and 3/4 inches long. Born November 24 at 2:48 p.m.! Thank you for all the love and welcomes you have already given her via Instagram and Facebook! I started feeling some early labor contractions the day/night before the scheduled C section, so it seems we picked her birthday well, and we Continue Reading …

40 Week Pregnancy Update!

Well, my friends, I wasn’t sure I’d get to write this post, but here we are and I’m still pregnant! I’ll be 40 weeks tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day!), so technically I’m not quite 40 weeks, but close enough. ;) As you guys know, we have a C section scheduled for Friday because the baby is still breech, although of course she could decide to make her Continue Reading …

One Week From Today

Hi guys! Only one week (or less, if she arrives early on her own prior to our breech scheduled C section) until we meet our baby girl! Everyone keeps asking us: “Are you ready?” and we have no idea how to answer. I mean, logistically, yes, we are ready – we have the room mostly set up, we have a bassinet, we took a bunch of pre-baby classes, the Continue Reading …

38 Week Pregnancy Update

38 weeks… wow. I’m officially feeling like this pregnancy might actually have an end point – for a long time it seemed like I would just be pregnant forever and this was my new reality, you know? But now that our due date is so close, we are getting really excited to finally meet our new addition! Crazy that she could come any day now! Photo Continue Reading …

Happy Halloween!

Hi guys – Happy Halloween! Matt got me this fun jack ‘o’ lantern maternity shirt for the occasion – might as well have a little fun with the bump while I have it, right? :) (It looks more intense from the side – the bump isn’t that impressive from the front, apparently!) Today is my last day working downtown at my co-working space – I’m really Continue Reading …

Boot Camp, Breakfast + Breech Turning Tips?

Hi friends! Thank you so much for all the awesome tips on what to pack in my hospital bag on yesterday’s 36 week pregnancy update post! I need to hit the store this weekend to grab a few more essentials like some cozy button up PJs and a nursing nightgown, but otherwise I think I should be all set! I kicked off my Friday with a workout date – my Continue Reading …

36 Week Pregnancy Update

36 weeks today! We are officially 1 month out from our due date, and in the timeframe where the baby could essentially come any day. My pregnancy app even has a new button as of this week that says “my baby was born!” Whoa. We don’t think she’ll come early, and I haven’t felt any pre-contractions (Braxton Hicks) yet, but who knows. Time to just Continue Reading …