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In Pregnancy on
October 13, 2016

Bumpdate: 38 weeks {& Nursery Tour}

So today actually marks 38 weeks of pregnancy! Baby is “officially” due in 2 weeks, however the Doctor thinks he will be here any day now! We have a check up appointment today at 2pm and I am really excited. Last Tuesday the doctor told me that I was already 2-3cm dilated and 70% effaced, so I am hoping for some more good news today. I have been feeling cramping and mild pain over the last day or two, so I have a feeling his arrival is right around the corner (hoping mommy’s judgement is right!)

This past Tuesday, TJ and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary! October is our special month. He proposed to me in October, we got married in October, my birthday is in October and seems like baby’s will be too! I LOVE the fall, its my favorite time of year! We ended up going out to dinner at a restaurant called Pure in Parsipanny. We joked around that the last few weeks have been the first time we have had a ‘social life’ in a while- since we made sure to get in any last minute movie trips and other things we wanted to do before baby arrives.

Dad prepared some freezer meals for us, so that we don’t have to rush around cooking the first week baby is here. I finished my last day of work yesterday and I am officially on maternity leave. The house is clean, the pack and play is ready, the nursery is tidy and we are SET-TO-GO!

We can’t wait to meet you precious little one. Your little kicks are becoming big ones and you are running out of room in there! It is OK to come out now!  See you soon 😉 Love, MOM

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In Pregnancy on
October 4, 2016

New Season, New Life

TJ proposed in an apple orchard THREE years ago. We got married a year later and will be celebrating our TWO year wedding anniversary next week. ONE year later… and our first baby is on the way!

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In loving memory of my beloved grandfather, Dominick Iorio. We will miss you dearly. I wanted so badly for you to have met your first Great Grandson, but I know you already have crossed paths along the way. As one passes on, another takes their place. Baby S has big shoes to fill. We will always remember your kindness, loving heart, graciousness and passion for the Lord. I know you are in heaven looking down on us. Until we meet again…


In Pregnancy on
September 2, 2016

Bumpdate: 32 weeks

Hey all! It’s been a while since I have written because I have been so busy! I started a new job at the hospital and have simultaneously been working Full-Time at my current job. Talk about stressful!

Baby S has been very active and moves around a lot in that belly of mine. At 9:30 every night (on the dot) he is waiting for me to talk to him. I call it “mommy & me time.” It’s like he waits for me to get home, lay down and relax and he is ready and waiting for me. It is a precious thing that TJ and I get to experience every night and we can’t wait to finally hold him in our arms.

So far, thank God, I can’t complain that this pregnancy has been very difficult. The hardest thing I had to go through so far was failing my first Glucose Tolerance Test. When I heard that I had failed, I was so bummed because I knew that meant I had to do the 4 hour fasting test. I really struggled with getting this test done. I had to go to LabCorp on a Saturday at 6am, wait for 5 hours (fasting) to get my arm stuck 4x and drink that disgusting sugary drink again! It was literal torture for me. I had a very hard time sitting in the waiting room with 1,000 other people, not having eaten, and getting my blood drawn so many times at once. I literally almost passed out! Luckily I had my sweet husband by my side the whole time, encouraging and supporting me. In the end, thankfully, I passed!!

Other that that, I am starting to feel the typical third trimester symptoms such as back pain, acid reflux and insomnia. I officially dropped down my full-time status to per-diem, to free up my schedule a little more. Next week I will drop down to working only 3 days a week again. I hope by doing this, I will have more free time to relax and kick up my feet (which I haven’t done at all). Currently I am looking forward to a nice weekend off to be able to relax with TJ and spend some quality time together (finally!) Until the next post….

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