Tag Archives: Ej’s pregnancy

  • Welcoming Riley Ogenyi: A Birth Story

    I had always wondered if I would know when labor hit. My doctor described actual labor contractions as originating from your back and my Lamaze class teacher had assured my husband and I that we would know. By week 39 I wasn’t so sure anymore because both weeks 37 and 38 were rife with Braxton-Hic...

  • Month 9: The Final Stretch to Having My First Baby

    I can’t believe we’re here already. It feels like it’s taken forever to get to this point, and now time seems to be crawling all the way to the finish line. Since life will probably move at a faster pace once the lil’ one gets here, it feels like a good time to reflect on the lessons that I...

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  • Month 8: A Baby Shower & What to Put on A Baby Shopping List

    One of the things that overwhelmed me early on in my pregnancy was putting together our baby registry. It was our shopping list, both for ourselves and for our friends who wanted to buy us gifts. Since this was our first baby, we had no idea what should make it onto the list and what shouldn’t. We...

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