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Daphne Anne: My Birth Story

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On June 23rd I began noticing some early signs of labor. I was only 34 weeks along, so I decided to call my doctor and find out if there was any concern. I spoke with the doctor's assistant and described the symptoms that I had been having (excessive mucus when using the restroom, frequent and strong Braxton Hicks contractions, loose stool, pink spotting and menstrual-like cramping) she told me that it sounded like I had lost my mucus plug but that it wasn't really a "thing" and that I would be fine. What the heck?! So I tried to take it easy and drink a ton of water as the symptoms continued for a couple days until my next doctor's appointment.
At our appointment I described my symptoms to my doctor and told her that the assistant had told me that it was "nothing" and made me feel like I was one of those overreacting first time moms, but everything in me told me that something was happening. She had a look of concern on her face and told me that she …

39 Week Bump Update

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How far along: 39 weeksGender: GirlWeight gain: I've gained 3.8 lbs. this week. My overall weight gain is 11.6 lbs.Maternity clothes: Still wearing my maternity shirts and shorts, occasionally my maxi skirts. I've been doing so much walking that it's mostly comfortable to wear my shorts and t-shirts.  Stretch Marks: Two marks on either side of my belly. It's been super itchy this week, making me wonder if I have more stretch marks to expect! Belly button in or out: In. Sleep: Although I have to go to the bathroom frequently throughout the night and have the usual contractions that can wake me up, I have actually been sleeping just fine. It's ridiculously uncomfortable to turn into any different positions, but other than that - I'm grateful for these last few weeks of good sleep. Best moment this week: We recorded a few songs for Daphne this week! My Mom wrote the sweetest lullaby for her a couple months ago, it's seriously the most beautiful + catchy song ev…