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Looking Forward to my New Identity as Mommy!

Out with the old, in with the new: I’ve been warned that being a new mom could result in resentment, depression and a need to break free from the new responsibilities. BUT knowing myself I believe becoming a mom is just what the doctor ordered

I’ll admit it… My life before baby or before getting pregnant rather, wasn’t all that great. I’ve spent most of my 20’s searching; trying to figure out who I am, what I wanted to do, attempting to fit in and basically just wandering aimlessly and lost. Honestly I can not wait to leave that all behind.

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36 weeks…Baby Still Breech

As you all know we found out at our 35 week ultrasound that our baby is breech, and that’s a big deal when planning a home birth.

I’ve read from many sources that baby has plenty of time to turn. I have faith that he will; I’m sure I could have more faith though. So much is riding on him turning vertex or head down. Our entire birth plan, everything that would make me feel safe and in control during labor would have to be given up. No home birth, no water birth and possibly major surgery aka C-Section… But I know what’s most important is getting our little man here safely.

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Officially a Real Woman: I Roasted an Entire Chicken

I’ve always been intimidated by cooking the whole bird, I’m not sure why but “pieces” just seem more friendly. Thanks to a friend sharing her secret; I am no longer afraid!

See the picture for proof! I feel like a real woman. And get this it only took an hour AND was tender, juicy falling off the bone. DH acted as if I was a miracle worker!

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Pregnancy: Emotional Overload

Some days I just feel crazy… Like right now I want to cry (out of happiness), at the same time I’m nervous about what my body will go through in a few weeks, at the same time I’m filled with emotion about the fact that I will have MY very OWN baby in my arms in approximately 5 weeks!

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35 Week Ultrasound…Little Man is BREECH!

SeeBaby AtlantaSeriously! At every other appointment our little man has been Left Occiput Anterior (LOA)… THE perfect position for delivery!

We went in for a consult at SeeBaby with Dr. Bootstaylor just in case I will need to be transferred during our home birth. Dr. Bootstaylor is fully supportive of home birth and the “natural way” of birth etc. He has a beautiful office as well, it has a “spa feel”. The music is low and serine, they offer you water and warm towels during ultra sound, But I’m ALWAYS burning up so I passed…

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