Maternity Shot Print
My printing lab was having a sale and so I put in an order for a standout print of one of my maternity shots, and I’m completely in love. I am so ready to start snuggling baby in this little corner of our room!
I have received several gifts in the mail lately, and writing a thank you note and mentioning the gifters in this post doesn’t seem like enough of a thank you!
Claire, a friend from BYU, sent me this portable changing pad from her Etsy shop Claire & Me. I already have it packed up in my brand new diaper bag!
And super sweet Adele of Pink Elephant Photo gifted baby this lovely set of gender neutral (yay!) receiving blankets.
Assessing Dilation without a Cervical Exam
Valerie, a doula in SLC sent me this link to a post that talks about clues to pay attention to during labor to get an idea of how dilated you are. If you are pregnant you may already know that having cervical exams after your water breaks can be harmful, as it can potentially introduce infection. Also, I’ve heard they are nasty to experience pretty much anytime, but especially during a contraction. I’ve read the article several times now and plan on going over it with TH as well so we both can have an idea how far along I am without relying on internal exams!
Midwife’s Guide to Intact Perineum
After reading about my intense desire to avoid tearing while pushing out T1, Kasia sent me Gloria Lemay’s post on methods one can employ to protect the perineum during labor. Also another fantastic read for any pregnant women out there.
Am I Brave for Choosing Home Birth?
I don’t think so, and this article does a fantastic job articulating why.
The Photography Parlour
I follow Rosie Parson’s on Twitter, and I saw her tweeting about a new site she was working on geared toward new photographers. When I retweeted her link she contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing an interview for the site! You can read my interview here, and I would encourage other fledgling photographers to head over and explore the rest of the site as well.
Meal Planning Worksheet
Go check out Erin’s Meal Planning Worksheet post, complete with a link to download her genius excel spreadsheet. I just love Erin and her quest to improve her life in so many areas!
I haven’t read them yet, but I did sneak over to my Mother’s Blessing site and see that 20 of you have taken the time to write something for me to read. I’m not sure yet when I’ll read all of them, but it will likely be sometime this week. What a blessed girl I am to have you in my life. Thanks again to Evelyn for putting this together for me.
Pregnancy Status Update
No baby yet. Sporadic Contractions. Feet swollen. To-do list conquered. Ready.