Author Archive | Rachel

Welcome to the World, Archer

Simon and I are overwhelmed with joy, gratitude, and sheer bliss to announce the arrival of our precious Archer Bryce Shingleton. I want to write a detailed birth story for my own memories later, but wanted to put a few thoughts together first. He was born at 11:51 am on Monday the 19th via c-section
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38 Weeks

I am shocked – shocked! – that I have made it to 38 weeks. I mean really! At this point with Jude, he was already 1 month old and home from the NICU. So here we are, and D-day is just around the corner. This past week at my appointment we went ahead and scheduled my
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Dressing for where you are now

(source) On Friday night all 3 of us wandered around the mall in hopes to get this baby dropped and get labor going. I’ll be honest – I MISS SHOPPING for my regular non-pregnant self!  And I told Simon that I’ve already got my shopping game plan in order once this baby arrives. He grinned.
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Fresh bright entryway with stripe walls -

Things here and there

Welp. We’re officially on Baby Watch 2015. My doctor’s appointment this week confirmed that if I don’t go into labor, I’ll be scheduling my csection for this baby within a week and a half. But for some reason, my OB thinks I’ll go into labor beforehand, which is all so very exciting. I’m loving this, in a
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