no one ever told me that the day after giving birth, i’d feel like one of those red assed baboons.

ooooouch.

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36 hours of labor later (with contractions never increasing to more than 5 minutes apart) and now i’ve got two handsome men in my life. 

world, i introduce to you mister Auguste Grey. 20 1/2 inches long and 7 pounds 15 ounces (probably a little more at birth, but he pooped all over me within the first half hour. that’s my boy.

36 hours of labor later (with contractions never increasing to more than 5 minutes apart) and now i’ve got two handsome men in my life.

world, i introduce to you mister Auguste Grey. 20 1/2 inches long and 7 pounds 15 ounces (probably a little more at birth, but he pooped all over me within the first half hour. that’s my boy.

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can i just say:

mad respect to all those that have gone before me. warrior women, all of you.

this is intense. and it’s only the beginning.

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just got back from acupuncture. i had about 8 pretty strong contractions during the half hour i was there and then had about a contraction a block all the way home (it took us a long time to walk home - we were about 20 blocks away).

sitting down now with a small glass of wine to watch the last two harry potters and time out these contractions to see what’s what. i’m sure they’ll slow down from how rapidly they were coming on our walk, but hopefully they’ll keep chugging at a good pace.

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GPOY. breaking out the waterproof mascara.
i also made the mister pluck his eyebrows. it’s been 3 1/2 years since i made him do it for our wedding. i feel that this is an appropriate time to make the demand again.

GPOY. breaking out the waterproof mascara.

i also made the mister pluck his eyebrows. it’s been 3 1/2 years since i made him do it for our wedding. i feel that this is an appropriate time to make the demand again.

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When we are asking store employees specific questions about strollers which they cannot answer.

pregnanthusband:

I’m like:

Buzz Lightyear gif

GPOY: every time i set foot in Babies R Us.

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quick update

had some bloody show this morning around 7:30am. 

stronger contractions started around 8am (it’s 8:50 right now). now i’m getting more intense contractions than i’ve felt previously in this whole shabang. it doesn’t matter if i’m standing, walking around or sitting down, they just keep on rolling through around every 5-7 minutes.

gonna take a shower and hope this keeps up and doesn’t fizzle out. i have an acupuncture appointment at 11:20, but i’m not sure if they’ll want me there if i’m already in early labor. 

now comes the big wait and see.

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it’s 4:15am and i am eating toast and cranberry juice in the dark.

i’ve been having mild contractions all night, continuously losing bits of my mucus plug and dreaming about Remus Lupin and his evil brother Romulus (yes, i created a backstory for Remus Lupin in my subconscious and yes, i’ve married HP mythology and Roman mythology together). no rest for the wicked…

i’ve rarely gotten up in the middle of the night to eat during this pregnancy, because i’m lazy and usually not so starving. 

note to self: toast is really loud to eat in the dark at 4:15 in the morning. 

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breaking news in grossness/awesomeness!

just lost some (all?) of my mucus plug. 

dudes - that shit is pre-tty ga-ross.

and fascinating.

and OHMIGOD!

could it be?!?!? is the end nigh?!?!? 

we’ll see…

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took another good walk today and did an hour of acupuncture in the middle. 

i’ll be going back for acu on a daily basis now, so i’ll be getting a 2.25 mile walk in every day. good endorphins and fresh air!

took another good walk today and did an hour of acupuncture in the middle.

i’ll be going back for acu on a daily basis now, so i’ll be getting a 2.25 mile walk in every day. good endorphins and fresh air!

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