Pregnancy Diary

Keeping a diary on Twitter about my pregnancy, inspired by Mother Reader. Compiled below. Going forward the last six weeks the hashtag will be #babyOprep. I also keep a personal hand written diary covering a lot more of the nuances, thoughts, feelings and progress. My honey has been keeping one too. Once every so often we read our entries aloud to each other. We are due for a session.

33 weeks 1 day. His little feet are on the move and I can see them moving around near my ribs. It’s so cute!

32w3d fantasized eating a gallon of ice cream and chips for lunch while in wawa and blaming . Opted for tuna salad platter.

32w1d went swimming (if you can call it that) at the gym and it was amazing, floating, walking, weightlessness, somersaults, and hand stands

32 weeks! Ice cream followed by kick counting, just 7 minutes to get to ten. Now to write up my thoughts post art talk at Slought

31w6d feeling exhausted. scared. Productive day. Too tired for studio, aside from this diary tweet. My guy gives me strength ❤

Listen to baby beats 3/20/15 by Diedra on

31w4d, nonstress test went well. Basketball belly forming. Baby is moving & tickling me. They told me to do 10 kick counts in hour everyday

31w3d joined the gym for the pool. Cold weather is bad for the belly. Excited about all the baby movement. Rest is best on these cold days.

31w1d growth scan this morning went well. Relief. Estimated 4 pounds 5oz. Can feel baby moving around more too. Toured labor n delivery room

29w6d icecream whipped cream fudge n blueberry muffin for brkfast. Hair of the dog dessert hangover?

30w4d feeling better. Surprise baby shower at work, even my headphones were covered in tiny baby diapers. So many diapers & a Penn onesie

30 weeks 3 days. Pretty uncomfortable again. Some positive thoughts about pregnancy -universe’s work, contributing to life- came my way ❤

30 weeks 1 day. Birth class “your body will know what to do”

30 weeks! Everyday closer gets more & more real. Spring is in the air, getting excited! Birth class tmrw. Pregnant body is more vulnerable.

29 weeks 6 days. The end of another pregnancy week. Studio stuff is out of nursery to be. thinking too much: bacteria vs plastic leeching

29 weeks 5 days. tdap vaccine, check up (now go every 2 wks) on snow day. Recorded performance pregnancy video too. Art making feels good.

29 weeks 2 days. Lesson learned.don’t confuse a mole hill with a mountain

29 wks 1d. Very useful Comfort in Labor class. Time to make a birth plan and figure out where, if, when epidural.

29 weeks! Watching cloth diaper videos. Started with Charlie Banana & now related how to deal w/ baby poo vids

28 weeks 6 days I really want a geodesic dome shaped crib.

28 weeks 5 days Sexy Sober Sexy Sober Sexy Sober. Freak show themed baby shower, take a pic with the pregnant lady & bearded man? Too much?

28 weeks 4 days BRATOREOSPBC. Long list of to dos this weekend and on the mend. “nothing worth having comes easy!”

28 weeks 2 days. Getting better with the hours. More hydration. Suck it up with Braxton Hicks. No fear. Pain is part of it, says doctor.

28 weeks 1 day. Sorry to have to miss our 1st birthing class, but need for rest and recovery is winning. Brat diet ayurveda style day 2.

28 weeks! My 1st IV 2day. Baby has strong heartbeat. My mom says I can do this bc I’ve been through so much & proved endurance thru my art.

27 weeks 6 days. discomforts & pains (GI, baby position) yesterday, last night, this morning continues. If still there tmrw, Drs it is.

27 weeks 5 days started clearing out bedroom for baby. Art storage decisions. Need to disassemble bottle cap tetrahedron, it’s falling apart

27 weeks 4 days. Wildly sober. Forced into the experience of the now. Like waking up to a good dream. Even with the blood tests.

27 weeks 3 days. Humming on my way into work and at my desk. With 4 days left of 2nd trimester could this be the bliss I heard

27 weeks 2 days. Respect and Acceptance of the crazy work my body is doing. Grateful my honey gets it better than I could ever comprehend.

27 weeks 1 day. Restless night sleep. Trying to learn to only sleep on my side. Left side causes shooty pain in my back sometimes

26 weeks and 2 days. Every day is different. Like Beryl Markham said “every tomorrow ought not resemble every yesterday”

Very moved by Moyra Davey’s film and supplementary reading. Sat at the table, showed my friend my baby in belly pics