Month: December 2015

I still can’t believe my baby girl is here! She is all I wanted for Christmas and I got her as an early present from Santa <3 Guess I was on the nice list this year 😉 I got together with a girlfriend to make an ornament with Kara’s tiny baby feet for her first Christmas and it turned out great! We had my family as well as my SIL and niece over Christmas Eve to decorate cookies for Santa. Definitely a tradition I can’t wait for Kara to be able to help with… or maybe I can wait… I […]

Last we left off, the doctor had just gotten to the hospital. Had she already been at the hospital, Kara would’ve been born 20 minutes earlier! Immediately upon her arrival, they got me ready to push. I didn’t know that you had to hold your legs up to push. I guess I just thought you kept them in the stirrups. I grabbed my legs and they told me to take a deep breath, hold it and push like I was taking a poop for as long as they counted (10 seconds). It was a much easier than the laboring part! Before […]

I know it’s been a few weeks since Kara was born, but I’m finally posting about her birth story. So far, parenthood has been amazing and our love for her grows everyday. I could seriously stare at her all day. In fact, she’s laying on my chest as I type this <3 Let’s get to it… Where do I begin?! At 33 weeks I was 75% effaced (thinning of the cervix) and 0 cm dilated (widening of cervix) and told to take things easy. No more working out or doing anything active. I went for a check up the following […]

Hey there ladies and gentleman! I have breaking news for you! Baby Kara made her debut 3.5 weeks early and arrived on December 3! She weighed in at 6 lbs 9 oz and 18.25 inches long- a healthy little girl! I’ll do another post on her birth story, but my plan was to have her naturally and that’s what I freakin did! Todd couldn’t (and still can’t) stop saying how proud he is of me and I must say, I’m pretty happy with myself, too, haha. The above pic was just after her first bath at the hospital. Look at […]

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