My First NonStress Test (NST) with Dr. E

With Dr. G still taking off some time, I had my first visit with his partner doctor, Dr. E. Dr. E’s nurse has asked where they had heard our baby last, so I showed her pics from my last visit so she could use them as a guide.

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Pearhead First Year Baby Stickers – Product Review 

Pearhead makes a set of first year stickers to record month by month photos which was one of four items in my last Bluum box. This was an interesting addition to my box as I had received a somewhat similar item from Bluum in the box I received the previous month. In this review I will discuss this and the similar item.

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Take Flight for Kids – Throw Back Thursday

Six years ago when I was still photographing weddings on a very part time basis, I was invited to help out with a charity, Take Flight for Kids. The charity invited children with disabilities and or special needs to go up with a pilot and parent or guardian on a small plane around Reid Airport. The children got to experience being an unofficial copilot for the day, though of course the real pilots had full control of the airplanes.

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My Last Temp Assignment and Full Week of Work While Pregnant

It’s been an interesting year for me work wise. After having been at one company for a few months short of two years, one that had started out as a temporary assignment that became a permanent job, I’ve been working through two different temp agencies working at different job assignments. There’s a lot of great aspects of working this way, I’ve worked for a wide variety of companies, met some great people, and learned some valuable skills for the future. For the last five weeks I’ve been working in a document creation and revision role for a company that, among other things, bottles an alcoholic product.


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Our Baby at 35 Weeks – The Size of a Pineapple 

As of today, our baby is 35 weeks, the size of a pineapple according to the Bump and the smaller (in most cases) honeydew melon according to Baby Center. At this stage the baby should be about 18 inches long and 5 1/4 pounds (a bit bigger than Dr. C estimated on my appointment on Friday). This will be one of many weeks in which s/he will be putting on even more weight though his or her length may not change greatly.

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Baby Area Birth Information (BABI) Expo

A few weeks ago I saw the Baby Area Birth Information Expo advertised on Facebook. It looked like an intriguing mix of providers, so I was eager to check it out. I made sure to be there early as goodie bags from the vendors would be given to the first 100 attendees. Upon entering I was given five raffle tickets, and a Harmony canvas bag containing all these items.

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My First NonStress Test (NST) with Dr. C

As I’ve previously blogged, with my regular OB taking off some time, I will be seeing other doctors in his practice for the remainder of my pregnancy up until my scheduled Cesarean section. Today my appointment was with Dr. C, so a different nurse set me up with the NST. The configuration of the exam room was different from Dr. G’s so instead of being on a raised table the cardiotocograph machine was at my general level, inspiring me to document the experience with some new angles.

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AnnAnn Empire Scoop Neck Maternity and Nursing Top 

Items that I wanted to get for my hospital bag included one or more nursing tops. I found one on Amazon available in a few different colors that looked adorable and was very affordable as well. To determine how well this top would work for me on the go, I decided to wear it to work and my OB appointment afterwards.

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Our Engagement Photo Session in Carmel – Throw Back Thursday

Two years ago on September 20th Matt and I had our engagement session in Monterey and Carmel, two of our favorite towns. We chose to have our first setting be the Monterey Bay Aquarium one of our favorite places to enjoy together. As we discussed with our photographer, Chance James, who also photographed our wedding, we knew it would make for some amazing and unique images like this one of fish swimming above our heads.


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