• Storm’s Birth

    At 39+5, my water broke at 3.30pm just as I woke up from a nice afternoon nap. Although I had been waiting for signs of labor, my initial reaction was confusion. What are we supposed to do now? During

  • The end of the pregnancy

    At the end of my last pregnancy post, I commented that since we were now at term with the pregnancy (this was at the end of week 37), there was now only the waiting left to do. As it turned out, we

  • We made him from scratch!

    Our son is here! We've named him Storm. He made his arrival two days before he was due, and came through labor like a champion. He weighed just over 3.5 kilos and measured 51 centimeters. And

  • Third Trimester: Weeks 36 and 37

    Week 36 Between weeks 35 and 36, my belly noticeably grew. And so, I guess, did my general discomfort. Luckily, week 36 started out with Thanksgiving weekend, which meant I could stay home for four

  • Things I Ate

    I haven't been very good in writing about food and cooking during most of this pregnancy. I guess I got out of the habit a bit during the first trimester

  • Third Trimester: Weeks 34 and 35

    We're getting so close! Week 34 This week started out with Veterans Day. I stayed home and got lots of work done, which was great, since everything is taking longer than expected, as it always

  • Third Trimester: Weeks 32-33

    Week 32 During weeks 32 and 33, we made some serious headway on our remaining baby related to-do items. In week 32, we got a crib, courtesy of one of Paulus' colleagues and his family (a big thank

  • Third Trimester: Weeks 28 – 31

      We've arrived at the third trimester. That's both exciting and scary. Long-term scary and short term scary, at that. Long term scary because now is the time to think about what kind of

  • Second Trimester: Weeks 23-27

    They weren't lying when they said the second trimester is the golden time of pregnancy. I've generally felt good during this trimester, and in the last month of it, I even started looking and feeling

  • Baby Moon in Yellowstone

    We haven't really had any proper summer vacation this year. Generally, we end up spending our vacation days going to Europe, either in the summer or around the Christmas holidays, but not this year.