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The name is JJ. Happily married to a Sailor. Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Owner of a messy faith.

Hubs and I are expecting the newest member of our little family in September <3

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These people are swell

It’s titles: how many times can I trick mom into thinking I’m asleep so she’ll put me in my bassinet where I’ll immediately start screaming

Since there’s a bit of a language barrier, Baby J has not explained the rules to me.

I think I’m losing.

40 hours of labor and a last minute c-section… You sure picked one heck of a way to introduce yourself, little love.

I’m so happy you’re out and safe and in our arms. We got pretty scared there for a while.

But you were strong and ready to be born, and you’re already learning so quickly.

Happy Birthday, you magical thing.

I greatly underestimated labor. But anyway. Went in at 7pm (almost 24 hours after actual contractions started) with them meeting the 5-1-1 rule.
BP was high but I think it was just from pain, after they got a few normalish readings on the monitor they said they weren’t worried.
Anyway, no dilation or effacement and baby is at -3 station. I cried a lot. They said im just having a very drawn out early phase and not to come in again until the contractions are 2-3 minutes apart. They gave me a shot to help me get some sleep since I haven’t had any yet, and hopefully resting a bit will give my body the energy it needs to start progressing.

Thanks for all the kind words everyone. Baby J is taking his time but he knows when his birth should be.

Went to bed with contractions 11 minutes apart and 30 seconds long, woke up an hour later to this. Holy cow that happened fast.

Not painful yet, I’m waiting to wake up D until I’m 100% sure they won’t fizzle out. The poor guy was so tired tonight I don’t want to drag him through a false alarm.

That being said, I’ve chugged water, taken a bath, and changed positions and they’re just coming faster.

Maybe baby just needed the extra four days to bake? I guess we’ll see!



this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts…. 

do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?

stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.


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Thank you so much, John Oliver.

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I have an appointment in 2 hours and they’ll schedule an induction for next week if baby doesn’t come before then (so cross your fingers he does?)

I’m hoping there’s some kind of progress today but after three weeks of nothing I’m not getting my hopes up. What I AM hoping for is that D takes me to Starbucks to get iced tea because his stupid voxer app woke me up 3 hours before my alarm went off and I’m tired.

Anyway, regardless of what today’s appointment looks like, I’m going to have my son in my arms within the next week. Pretty freaking exciting <3

No dilation or effacement and cervix is still tilted back :/ that was disappointing. I’m trying to remind myself that dilation really isn’t a good indication of when labor will start, but it would have been nice to know all these BH were doing something.

If I’m still pregnant next Tuesday they’ll start talking induction since their policy is not to let anyone go past 41 weeks. So hopefully baby j decides he wants to meet the world before then.

I left D in the lobby when I was being heckled and apparently the ladies in there ganged up on him and told him if he’d just have sex with me we’d have a baby tonight, haha. He was blushing quite a bit ;)

Come ooooon baby, we’re ready for you.

Looks like feeling shitty was just that: feeling shitty.
Running a low fever even with the antibiotics and taking it easy (translation: sleeping way too much.)

Finally stopped feeling like I’m going to hurl, so thats a plus. Hopefully my appointment tomorrow has some good news and baby is making some progress.


OITNB is the kind of show where you can’t ever decide who your favourite character is.

But you know it’s not Vee.

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"You’d struggle to pour water out of a boot with the instructions on the heel"

God DAMN thats some Shakespearean shit right there

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I’ve been having period-like cramps and a dull back ache all night that woke me up repeatedly. It seems to feel worse when my belly tightens but it’s not quite timeable so I’m trying not to get excited.
I’m really hoping I can fall back asleep for a while. 39 weeks today! If labor does start in the next few days I’d like to have a few more hours of rest under my belt.

Been having contractions all day and night for two weeks and today I’ve only had three.
Not cool, body. You were supposed to get BETTER at contractions, not throw in the towel -.-


I will reblog this everyday

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