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By kate on February 26th, 2006

After several days of focusing on the swelling in my hands, I took a minute to look at my legs and feet, only to discover that they are now hilariously swollen. They already looked like someone else’s extremities, but now they’re losing all their curve and definition as they get more swollen. This particular symptom […]

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We have a doula!

By kate on February 26th, 2006

Steve and I had gone back and forth on whether we wanted to have a birth doula or not. After interviewing one woman who was not a good fit for us, we were leaning against it. However, one local doula, Alissa Wehrman, was highly recommended by both our midwives and an aerialist friend, so we […]

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It hurts

By kate on February 22nd, 2006

The swelling in my hands has gotten painful. Several joints in my thumbs and index fingers are tender to the touch, and worse when in motion. The only time it feels OK is if I’m not moving my hands at all, or if I’m using the computer. (Believe it or not, mousing/typing is the easiest […]

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General Update

By kate on February 17th, 2006

This weekend, we cross a big milestone: what we’re calling Term Day. That’s the day when I’ve completed my 37th week, and Zippy is considered “full term.” This is important because after that point, we can give birth in the birth center instead of the hospital. Before that point, I could probably give birth with […]

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No baby here!

By kate on February 13th, 2006

Steve surprised me tonight with an amazing present: a hand-sewn hat for Zippy! We’ve been looking for a nice hat for her, but hadn’t found anything in stores that we liked. He made it in secret, mostly late at night while watching hockey after I had gone to bed. When we were in Vietnam, we […]

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Conversation # 20,004 and its hidden meanings

By kate on February 7th, 2006

  Actual Conversation Subtext CO-WORKER / RANDOM STRANGER / DENTAL HYGENIST / CASHIER / ETC: So, when are you due? They’ve noticed I’m pregnant and need to let me know they know. This is how they always start. KATE: In March. To conserve syllables, I omit the actual date. Nobody seems to mind, unless they […]

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