Saturday, February 22, 2014

40 Weeks and Counting

Today I shared this photo on my Facebook page.  It was a joke really, but it turned out to earn quite a few more likes than I had expected.  Only like 999, 875 and then, hopefully, she'll appear.

Now I'm quite sure that child's mother will indeed quit smoking if the goal is reached (sure, sure) or whatever else people seek out likes for on social media, but my primary goal was to let friends and family know that there's no baby yet and I've still got a sense of humor about it.

Today was the baby's due date.  I'm fortunate in that I'm not miserable, but we are anxious and excited to meet Baby #3.  So if rounding up some likes on photos encourages her, I'm all for it.  

My older children came much sooner, so this is uncharted territory for me.  I'm doing my research and reading up on inducing labor naturally.  Some I've tried (mostly walking) and others I've dismissed.  Castor oil?  If the side effects are worse than the condition, I'm not going there.  

Do you have any tips for inducing labor?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sharing Pregnancy with Friends

2014 is the year of the baby.  My group of friends will be welcoming four new babies this year.

Babies due in February, March, May, and June

My sister and I were both pregnant with our first babies at the same time, and it was so nice being able to go through the process of becoming mommies together.  And now, we get to share the fun of pregnancy with two of our best friends.

Comparing kick counts, swapping wine for lemonade, and creating must-have lists for baby is so much more fun when it's with friends!  So if you're thinking about having a baby, you may want to consider convincing your best friends to get on board!