Posts About pregnancy

on a quick hospital trip

March 26, 2011

I had a fun, random Friday post set to go for yesterday, but the day didn’t go as I expected. When I woke up on Thursday I began having a sharp pain in my right side that didn’t feel like the normal backaches that I’ve been getting. I didn’t worry too much, though, because I had been coughing a lot and I figured I pulled a muscle. By the time I went to work it had gone away. A few hours later while I was at work the pain returned. It was quite sharp, made me nauseous, and I couldn’t ignore it. My coworkers encouraged me to call my doctor, and although I didn’t think anything was seriously wrong, I…
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what’s in a name

March 23, 2011

Before David and I knew we were having a girl, we only had a boy name picked out. We hadn’t even considered girl names because we didn’t think we could have one. Then the ultrasound happened and everything changed. There are so many girl names that I love, but it didn’t take me long to decide that I didn’t want just some name that I like, but something deeper, with roots. I wanted a family name. In the end, we chose: Meredith Meaning & Origin: Protector of the sea, English/Welsh Popularity: Number 488 in 2009 down from 276 in 1999. Why we chose it: David’s paternal grandmother was named Meredythe, and although we think that way of spelling it is…
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twenty-two weeks

March 17, 2011

I got dressed up! For a wedding! Even wore heels! Symptoms: Thankfully my headaches have gone away, my appetite is normalizing, and for the most part I’m feeling great. However, after every meal I get extremely uncomfortable. Sometimes it’s because I ate too much and my abdomen feels like it will explode, but mostly it’s an aching upper back. I’m not sure what’s up with that. The newest thing is that every morning when I wake up my hands are asleep. I try so hard to sleep on my side, but I always end up on my back. Apparently pregnant women can develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Recently my hands have also started to tingle when I’m sitting on the bus…
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on having a girl

March 2, 2011

I can hardly believe it, but we are going to have a girl. Before this, there have been only boys born in the Forbes family for almost seventy years. It became a joke that they were incapable of producing girls. This was repeated so often as boy after boy was born that I began to believe it. In my head, we already had a little boy. We had a name that we both liked, I was melting over my husband’s baby pictures, and picturing them fishing together. Even though he wouldn’t say so, I knew that every man wants a boy. And my husband was terrified at the prospect of having a girl. This past weekend he and I went…
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pregnancy to-do list

February 24, 2011

In my last post I talked about how I really haven’t done anything yet to prepare for the arrival of a newborn other than try to fully enjoy ¬†myself to the max. I don’t regret taking the time to do this one single bit, but I’m approaching the midway point of my pregnancy and, let’s face it, there is a lot to be done whether I want to do it or not. So I got to thinking that it might help me to write down an overview of things I need to do in the next 4-5 months. I don’t want to get into specifics yet, but I also don’t want to forget anything. Here’s what I’ve got so far….
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