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The Jessica Diaries: One Week Down, A Lifetime To Go

Wow, I’m really a mom… Not a pregnant and imagining what life will be like mom, but a diaper-changing, breastfeeding and my every other thought about my child kind of mom. Whew!

My son, Marley Elijah, made 1 week old yesterday and it’s still surreal that we have a little baby to take care of for the rest of our lives. On one hand it’s scary as scary can get and on the other, it’s magical. Before becoming a mother, I had ideas about how motherhood would actually feel but nothing could prepare me for the feeling itself. Even as I try to find the words, it’s difficult because so many come to mind.

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(VIDEO) Baby Shower Recap Featuring Our Family & Friends

I know, this video is super old…but I still wanted to share some footage of our baby shower with you all.

If you don’t already know, I’ve given birth to our son (my labor and delivery story is coming soon) and he has stolen our hearts and somehow managed to make all of the people who’ve visited us fall in love with him. So that’s how old this video is.

But better late than never, right?

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For Two Fitness: My Attempt To Naturally Induce Labor

Disclaimer: Thank you For Two Fitness® for sending me a tank to review.

I talked about my hopes of having my baby before his due date in my last pregnancy update and even then, I thought I would at least have him on his due date. Again, I was wrong. I’m currently overdue at 40 weeks and 3 days pregnant and I’ve being trying everything to naturally induce labor.

From having intercourse to eating pineapples and even taking evening primrose, I’ve done everything the doctor suggested. The only thing that seems to make any difference in the way I feel physically has been exercising.

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Book Review: ‘Ahni And Her Dancing Secret’ By Shereen Rahming

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a member of the Here Wee Read Bloggers Group. All opinions are my own.

Book Details

Genre: Children’s Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 31
Publisher: Read and Glow Books

I can vividly remember the first ballet class I ever took. I was in the 5th grade and like most little girls, I’d been anticipating joining a dance class for the longest. Space opened up in one of my church member’s classes and my first night (it was a Thursday I believe) marked the first class of a decade long ballet hobby.

Reading Ahni and Her Dancing Secret took me back to those days.

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Countdown To Baby: Pregnancy Update (38-39 Weeks)

This post was totally supposed to be a video but I’m barely able to get anything done these days – the exhaustion is back (but we’ll get into that later) and I didn’t have many views on my last video update so I figured you all wouldn’t mind anyway.

I took a week (or maybe two) off from my blog and email with limited social media access because I just knew my baby would arrive early. Well, I didn’t know for sure, I was hoping he would. After listening to the predictions of my family and those closest to me, I’d had it in my head that he would come into the world at 37 1/2 weeks but…nah.

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