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Archive for September 2006

Here it is: The baby pool!

I know you have all been waiting to patiently to play this game. Enjoy!

http://www.nx11.com/babypool/

It’s probably time to give an update. I went to the doc this past tuesday and all is going well. I’m having random contractions and cramping which has caused my cervix to be soft and about 75% effaced. The doc thinks labor is imminent – sometime within the next few days to few weeks. Imagine that?

I’m very into nesting these days and have had an almost erie calm surround me. It’s wonderful and joyous. I feel great and I feel more tired than I can fathom.

Love, S

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Living in a box, originally uploaded by shannon_o.

Now this is thinking in a box. A cardboard box. -s

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bathtime fun, originally uploaded by shannon_o.

Aidan says the water is grape juice. Who knew? Love, s

Aloha!

What’s a doula you may ask? A doula is a very important support person for the family. Officially it goes something like this: “A doula who accompanies a woman in labor mothers the mother, taking care of her emotional needs throughout childbirth. A doula also provides support and suggestions for partners that can enhance their experiences of birth. A postpartum doula continues that valuable emotional support and guidance, helping a family make a smooth transition into new family dynamics.”

Hooray for Doula’s. Ours is Julie and you can view her website here – http://withmyowntwohands.net/.

love, S

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Our Blessingway, originally uploaded by shannon_o.

As promised, here’s a pic (click take a pic – as A would say) from our celebration. It was beautiful and has given me the energy to get through till the end of the pregnany 8)

Things have been going ok. I seem to have a few good days followed by a few rougher days. Some of the blood tests I’ve done recently have come back not as positive as I’d like and that has bothered me, although nothing is necessarily wrong. Our last ultrasound was only ok – my fluid is on the low side so I’m drinking lots of extra water and taking more baths. I’m now doing twice weekly NST’s and I’m happy to report those are going great.

Our friends, Argante and Maika, threw us a beautiful blessingway (baby shower) last weekend. I will post pics soon.

Love, S

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the tomato, originally uploaded by shannon_o.

check out the wacky tomato I bought.