BabyHTP: 32 Weeks

On cloth v. disposable diapers   My, what a difference a month – and six pounds – makes!   Here’s what BabyHTP is up to this week: “By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a [...]


BabyHTP: 31 Weeks

On having a panic-free pregnancy. Only 9 weeks to go until my due date.  I’m in single digits now!  So very excited.  What once seemed so very far away now seems extremely close.  June 13 is going to be here before we know it… And I’m starting to really understand that baby could come even [...]


BabyHTP: 30 Weeks

On having a ‘birth plan’ per the Bradley Method   Holy crap.  How the heck am I thirty weeks pregnant?  Where did the time go?!  I used to think thirty weeks sounded soooo far away, but now it’s here.  BabyHTP will be in my arms in ten weeks, give or take.  Ten weeks to go [...]


BabyHTP: 29 Weeks

Dear BabyHTP:  On the 29th week of your development, we moved into your first house.  Hooray!   Here’s what BabyHTP is up to this week: “Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing [...]


BabyHTP: 28 Weeks

Happy 28 weeks, BabyHTP! Truthfully (and I know this sounds so superficial), the most exciting baby-related part of this past week was going shopping for new maternity clothes.  It’s hot as heck in Charlotte, and squeezing into my pre-pregnancy tanks, floaty tops, and shorts is just not an option.  Times (and body parts) have changed, [...]


Baby Cakes

Pick a cake, any cake. Nicole took me out on a cupcake tasting date today to choose a flavor for my baby shower.  So sweet (both literally and figuratively!).  We went to Polka Dot, which offers many gluten-free varieties.  We had four flavors to choose from: Vanilla with vanilla icing Chocolate with chocolate icing Red [...]


Oh yes. This is ‘that’ placenta post.   But first… Happy third trimester to BabyHTP!  Everyone counts trimesters differently, but my sources say that the third tri starts at 27 weeks, so I’m going with it.  So excited to be in the third trimester.   Here’s what 27 week-old babies are up to: “Baby's lungs [...]


BabyHTP: 26 Weeks

Blogging from a somewhat strange location today! I’m doing two Operation Beautiful presentations at a high school and middle school in a small town in New York state today.  Since I didn’t get to my hotel room until 12:30 AM and was up at 5:30 to make the first presentation at 8:00, I’m catching up [...]


SoBe By Night

Looking around, it’s hard to tell that it’s Sunday night on South Beach.  It’s bumpin’ out there – music, drinks, dancing.  And we’re in bed, reading and computer-ing.  Hey, it’s a babymoon, after all! After a long nap and a peanut butter sandwich (eaten in bed… one of the luxuries of staying in a hotel [...]


South Baby

Hello from South Beach! (Since so many people have asked… yes!  I’m staying Naked Faced on the beach.  100% all in!)   Our vacation is going very well so far, despite rainy and windy weather in Miami.  I think we’re both just so pleased to be here and away from the grind that we just [...]


BabyHTP: 25 Weeks

One of the strangest aspects of pregnancy has been how much my body has changed but how little I notice the different on a day-to-day basis.  I guess the growth happens so slowly that I haven’t really noticed it… until I look at the belly shots, of course.    Whoa, momma!  Week 25, and I [...]


BabyHTP: 24 Weeks

My, my.  What a difference 10 weeks makes.   Happy 24 weeks, BabyHTP!   This week, we’re working on brain and lung development.  Baby is also gaining more body fat and is now 11.81 inches long and weighs 1.32 pounds.  And – best of all – BabyHTP is now considered “legally viable” by my sources and [...]


BabyHTP: 23 Weeks

You know, I thought my bump wasn’t growing… but it appears that it is, in fact, expanding.   Happy 23 Weeks, BabyHTP!  Here’s what the baby is up to this week:  “Your baby is practicing her "breathing" on the amniotic fluid—sucking it in and out of her lungs.  Fat production is in overdrive at this [...]


Dogs + Babies

Many of you have asked how the creepy baby doll experiment is going. You see, Maggie is used to spending approximately 10 hours a day in my lap. It’s been like this every single day since I started to work from home at my old job nearly four and a half years ago. In case [...]