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pregnancy Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
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Press Release: The Big Push for Midwives Campaign responds to ACOG's Newest Position Statment

Displaying a stunning lack of regard for patient autonomy, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued a statement this week declaring that the group will “allow” laboring women to drink “modest amounts” of clear fluids during labor while continuing to prohibit access to solid food...

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Late pregnancy, early labor symptoms. Blunt and graphic talk ;-)

Yep, you guessed it I am doing some more pregnancy TMI posting! If this is not your cup of tea or if you are having breakfast or whatever feel free to skip the post. I'll understand. Today I am 38 weeks pregnant and last night was the first night I've been in actual pain with regards to contractions. You know that cervical pain I've been mentioning? Well I've now decided it feels like Tater is poking or clawing at the cervix and that I'll pop and gush water at any moment as a result, lol. I know it is kind of a strange way to describe it all and technically Tater isn't touching my cervix since my bag of water/ membranes are separating her from the actual cervix right now. She isn't...

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Less-words Wednesday: Pregnancy Home Stretch Edition

There are only two more days until I leave you all and head off to wait on my little girls arrival. I am totally feeling ready for this and am very anxious for labor to begin. Saw the chiropractor yesterday and was all out of whack again. Even more so now that Tater's bones are grinding against mine in just about every position I am in. Felt good to be adjusted and all put back in place. Here's hoping all stays that way for the delivery. With chiropractic care labor and delivery are supposed to be quicker and easier. Yesterdays adjustment was my last before heading off to The Farm. Before I head off I've been sure to write many advance posts and get them all scheduled here to tide you over...

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Getting back to teaching, once Tater is born.

Life never ceases to amaze me! I am marveling at how easily some things just fall in to place in life and I am super excited that another door has opened for me. Remember how I was working with a few different colorguard/ winterguard units back in Flagstaff, AZ that we had to leave behind when we moved all the way to Indiana? Well I always knew something else would come along for me at the right time. We just weren't really sure when that right time would be. I had a few local contacts in Indiana and some possibilities to consider before making the big move but ultimately decided to wait on making any commitments until we were in our new city and settled. Offers came and went, possibilities were still...

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In 12 days I am outta here to wait for Tater's birth…

N and I enjoyed our second-to-last-weekend before the baby madness begins, we stayed in and relaxed. I also tried to stay off the computer and away from technology since I am about to be cut off from it for an extended amount of time while out at The Farm. It was a warm and dry weekend here so N was able to grill dinner, which is his new favorite weekend thing and he also did yard work outside. I am not handling the heat all that well over extended periods of time so I didn't hang out with him too much for the yard work fun but we did enjoy a nice moonlit dinner of burgers and grilled corn Saturday. We listened to the frogs and watched the lightening in the distance....

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Today I am 35 weeks pregnant, another belly shot shared.

I am eating some nut & chocolate trail mix. Just slathered more goop on the belly and was thinking I should write a 35 week pregnancy post. Still pregnant as ever, feeling more and more uncomfortable as the days pass. Am still gaining weight despite all the talk in books about how weight gain slows or stops towards the end of the pregnancy. Captured this belly shot yesterday after getting off the phone with Krystal. She said "you must be getting so huge", I sure feel freaking huge but you can be the judge of that based upon the photo. My hormones are sure in full swing these days. Yesterday I had a blow up at the post office thanks to a rude postal worker. Super annoying situation, very irritating employee and I...

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Beautiful earth mama or Giant spawn incubating freak…

It is funny, when you get pregnant you find that many things you once did without thought are now much more difficult and require much more planning than before. I never thought that I would miss being able to clip my own toe nails, reach my calves to shave them or be able to sit with my knees together. Now that I am pregnant I do really miss being able to do these things and I am realizing how much I took my mobility for granted. Simple things like sitting down and getting up are a huge struggle. Trying to put on underwear or pants on often requires leaning on walls or raising the legs up along the side of the belly (as opposed to lifting them straight in front of you)....

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Critters in my back yard: Rabbits, snakes, spiders, frogs and more.

There are only about 3 weeks left until I'll be at The Farm. I am doing great and Tater seems to be planning to stay inside for a bit longer (thank goodness). I've told her she has to stay put until June 4th at least, that way she'll be full term! In the meantime we have been trying to do things to have fun and to keep busy while we are waiting for Tater to do her last bits of growth and development. Things like putting the house together the way we'll need it when Tater comes home, unpacking, organizing and even vegetable gardening have been a few of our pastimes these days (other than my excessive napping). It has sure been quite a critter filled weekend for us though! Late last...

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What a night! No sleep, hazardous weather and baby fun…

Last night we were jostled from sleep by the weather radio. *For all my west coast readers who don't already know* It is designed to go off whenever a watch or warning is in effect for our area, you know to make sure you are aware of the possible danger even when you aren't able to hear area sirens or whatever. I guess it is possible to sleep through the sirens, how I am not sure...

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Mad-lib birth announcement game & vlog. Join the fun!

Back in the day Teeni was doing these fun story games where each participant would write a few sentences for a story, then when everyone had their chance to contribute she would post the whole story on her blog for us all to enjoy. I participated several times and it really was a hoot. Then back in March I saw another really fun blog post idea written by Meagan Francis that I just knew I would copy, a mad-lib birth announcement. I thought It would be fun to combine the two really great ideas and do a birth announcement here on the blog, mad-lib style but for added fun and reader involvement I want to let you come up with the mad-lib in the same way Teeni did her story game. Now if this...

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One of the benifits of a pregnant budda belly… Sort of a Wordless Wednesday post.

* TMI ALERT* Run now if girly bodily discussions bug you. Today I've discovered a benefit to having a round pregnant belly that sits just below your boobs. It makes wearing strapless bras a breeze! I mean seriously, before pregnancy when I would wear a strapless bra I would be wrestling with the girls and constantly pulling the bra back up. Didn't matter if I was wearing a cheapo Hanes bra or an expensive Victoria's Secret beauty...

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Don't worry, I am not dead- just blog slacking.

Don't worry, I am not dead. Just crazy busy. I survived the tornado warning and am still doing well with Tater. We are still moving stuff in to our new place and I did actually do the video tour of the new house today. The video is kind of a speed demon tour though, lol. I feel like we are going though the days in "fast forward" and the video really illustrates this. Today I took care of fixing the peony bed here at the old place. In the fall I divided a portion of the bed, it looked much more bare and spread out unlike the rest of the bed which was clumpy and overgrown. Peonies like other rhizomes need to be divided and spread out as the years pass....

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Just passing through to leave a quick update or On the move again!

I spent the day trying to get through my feed reader and visit as many of YOUR blogs as I can. I've still got lots of unread stuff and am making my way that direction soon I promise. - Yesterday we signed the paperwork and paid the down payment for our new home. We got the keys and have begun slowly but surely moving stuff in over there. The utilities aren't on there yet but they will be soon and I planned on doing a live video tour of the new place on April 2nd to share it with you. - The video home tour will take place at 3pm Indiana time and will be posted @ http://www.harvestofdailylife.com/webcasts-vlog-live-chat for your viewing and chatting pleasure. It will also be recorded and available for...

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Just more reason why I wont be birthing with my OBGYN in a hospital…

This morning the home phone rings, we are still asleep so we don't answer it. I know my OBGYN's office is supposed to call me today regarding the results of my routine blood glucose screen. I also know I told them to call my cell phone. I fall back asleep and then my cell phone begins to ring and I determine it is the OBGYN office and that I should answer. I drag myself out of bed and sprint to my cell phone to answer the call. The nurse practitioner on the line informs me I've failed the test by 1 point. Their cutoff is 139 and I scored a 140 on my gestational diabetes screen. They want me to come back in for the 3 hour 100 gram test now and...

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Spring showers and forward motion, are we there yet?

It is a cool, rainy night here in Evansville and I am loving it. I spent the day doing finances, printing the way cute photos we took over the weekend for our scrapbook and I also started making the pregnancy announcements we are having done for friends and family. All in all it's been a productive day despite the fact that slumlady has once again failed to do what she said she would! Yep, we still have not been given the signed copy of the mutual release letter she was having her husband sign, damn hobag! We are all "whatev" at this point, we are moving out either way! N is pretty pissed off though. Oh, did I mention that we are signing the paperwork on our new home on Sunday? We'll...

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Summertown & Nashville Tennessee weekend recap, fun times!

We had a blast this weekend and even took some photos to share with you. Hopefully you enjoyed the belly shot photos I shared with you over the weekend. If you haven't seen those yet you can by following this link. For those of you who didn't already know we planned to spend my birthday weekend in Tennessee. It was our last appointment with our midwife out at The Farm until we come to stay and deliver Tater in early June. We figured it would also be kind of nice to plan a mini vacation for that weekend since it will be basically the last time we travel for leisure as just the two of us before Tater arrives. N did have a nice dinner planned for me at The Melting Pot in...

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Hump day is kicking my butt!! All I want to do is sleep.

Man, I am drained today and have no idea why! It is a nice day, not to cold and not to warm. Spring is upon us and the garden is showing first signs of life. I've got plenty of things I should be doing like cleaning house, finishing up building the cat house, packing, crocheting etc. I just can't muster the energy to do any of it. I was at least able to get some blog posts written up in advance for the weekend since we'll be off doing other things. Like seeing the midwife and celebrating my birthday...

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