Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

29 Weeks

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29 weeks pregnant today. Things I can’t wait for:

* kissing her little cheeks
* finding out what color her hair is
* all the margaritas
* looking like myself again and wearing regular clothes
* never ever being pregnant again
* seeing her first smiles and hearing her first giggles
* eating her toes
* watching Jackson read books to her (he’s been practicing)
* saying her name
* sleeping through the night (hahaha)
* sushi
* and, also, the margaritas. All of them.

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    for_cutie May 5, 2015, 2:12 pm

    Don’t forget little girl clothes. They are so much cuter than boy clothes. I have a girl and a boy and it was so much more fun shopping for girl stuff. Plus, all the tiny accessories!

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      Dear Wendy May 5, 2015, 4:56 pm

      Oh yes, I have already been enjoying shopping for girl clothes! I think my mother has enjoyed it most of all though.

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    for_cutie May 5, 2015, 2:13 pm

    Oh and I totally want that shirt…

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      Dear Wendy May 5, 2015, 5:00 pm

      It’s actually non-maternity. I got it thinking it would work through most of my pregnancy (I’m starting to push it though) and help camouflage the postpartum belly a little in the weeks after labor.

      Here’s the link:
      http://www.shareasale.com/linkerror.html

      I really like this one too:

      http://www.shareasale.com/linkerror.html

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        for_cutie May 6, 2015, 12:06 pm

        I am insanely jealous that you fit in non-maternity clothes. That never worked for me. you look fantastic, and Happy Mother’s Day weekend Momma!

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    Stillrunning May 5, 2015, 2:19 pm

    Ahh, that new baby smell.

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    ktfran May 5, 2015, 2:24 pm

    You look amazing Wendy!

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  • sobriquet

    sobriquet May 5, 2015, 2:36 pm

    Oh man, I’m with you on the margaritas. That sounds so, so good right now! I might just have to have a wine-a-rita with homemade tacos tonight. You look so cute, Wendy!

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray May 5, 2015, 2:49 pm

    You look so good!

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    Gwen Soul May 5, 2015, 2:49 pm

    You make me feel better. I thought I was a terrible person for really looking forward to drinking again (when can I while breastfeeding…. off to google!)

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      Dear Wendy May 5, 2015, 5:07 pm

      I’ve heard that the amount of alcohol that gets passes through breastmilk is so minuscule, it’s nothing to really worry about. But definitely double check with your doctor/pediatrician. I mostly formula-fed jackson and plan to do the same this time around, but when jackson was a newborn, my moms’ group would meet at a neighborhood bar as soon it opened and all the moms (except me) would basically drink and nurse and the same time.

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        Gwen Soul May 6, 2015, 7:34 am

        My plan is to try, but honestly I am not sure how I will keep it up after I go back to work. Luckily my awesome (but should be totally old fashioned job Fortune 100 health care/insurance company) workplace just announced a new parental leave policy so I get to stack 4 weeks of fully paid maternity leave on top of disability on top of STD, which I can supplement with PTO for a nice 12 weeks off with pay. The really nice thing about this leave is it is actually parental leave, and applies to adoptions as well. So males, females, same sex couples, everyone gets 4 weeks of paid leave to bond with baby. This makes me so proud of them. I am just crazy in love with my job for lots of reasons though, although I still have this weird paranoid feeling they will figure out they don’t need me when I am on leave, but I know this is totally my mind playing tricks on me as my boss is already talking about who will do all my stuff while I am gone. He is super supportive and I know nothing will happen to my job.

        Totally off the subject of drinking though, which I so miss. I had a half glass of wine the other night but felt so guilty, I think because I friend made a comment even though I know he didn’t mean it and was just joking around.

        Also looking forward to meeting other mom’s. My group is mostly Childfree so I know no one with a kid. Most of them are happy to be Aunt and Uncle but I think having parent friends will be helpful.

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        Dear Wendy May 6, 2015, 8:18 am

        That’s great. Every business/company/employer who can should be offering 12 weeks paid paternity leave to new parents. Unfortunately, it’s still a rare thing in the states. And even 12 weeks isn’t very much. You’re just starting to get a little equilibrium at 12 weeks. Six months off is more humane on everyone, but then, I know women who couldn’t wait to get back to work when their 12 weeks was up, so it’s all relative.

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  • honeybeenicki

    honeybeenicki May 5, 2015, 3:11 pm

    You look great Wendy!

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  • veritek33

    veritek33 May 5, 2015, 3:13 pm

    Red hair! Red hair! Red hair!

    And all the margs. Keep going, you look great.

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    eelliinnss May 5, 2015, 3:19 pm

    Wendy you look so healthy and gorgeous! Fingers crossed for red hair (but I may be a little biased).

    One of my best friends is due any day now and I’m so anxious to meet the little guy! Babies everywhere!

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    Jane63 May 5, 2015, 3:26 pm

    Gorgeous! Not much longer to go!

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  • Pamplemousse Rose

    Pamplemousse Rose May 5, 2015, 3:29 pm

    You look amazing Wendy! Wishing you a healthy rest of your pregnancy.

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  • Eljay

    Eljay May 5, 2015, 3:33 pm

    Speaking of hair – yours is AMAZING!! When I was pregnant, my hair fell out! Yep, by the beginning of my second trimester, I was completely bald on one side of my head! It was so difficult tryingt to creatively cover my bald spot. You, however, look mahvelous!

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    Sandy May 5, 2015, 3:54 pm

    Speaking of margaritas…Cinco de Mayo! You look great ^_^ and I’m also rooting for red hair.

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  • Ika

    Ika May 5, 2015, 4:24 pm

    You look great Wendy!
    And ditto to what somebody said. Girls clothes, accessories,etc are THE BEST. I´m dying to know what name you chose. There ar o many girl names I love. And I could never find a boy one that worked for me. Thank heavens I didn´t have to decide on one.

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    • Addie Pray

      Addie Pray May 5, 2015, 4:39 pm

      Girl clothes, the accessories, getting to braid hair, etc. = so much fun! Boy names are hard!

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      • Ika

        Ika May 5, 2015, 4:43 pm

        Yes! I had one I kinda liked. And we didn´t agree on it hahaha.
        Thank goodness for XX haha
        I don´t get how everyone keeps the names secret. I couldn´t do it!

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    • honeybeenicki

      honeybeenicki May 5, 2015, 5:06 pm

      We were the opposite. We were set on the boys name, but had a bunch of girls options that we couldn’t decide on or didn’t like enough to settle on. We did ultimately decide on one, but now we don’t need it 😛

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    Wendy's Sister May 5, 2015, 4:26 pm

    Things I’m looking forward to with the birth of this baby:

    -Finding out my niece’s name!
    -Finding out her hair color (fingers crossed for red!)
    -Being another adult support person for her
    -Watching Jackson be a protective older brother
    -Seeing how a new life changes our whole family dynamic. Jackson made it so much more fun. I can’t wait to see how things will be different with this little one!

    Also, my sister looks gorgeous all the time, but pregnancy definitely suits her.

    Happy anniversary to Wendy and Drew, and happy birthday to Wendy’s and my mom!

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    booknerd May 5, 2015, 4:49 pm

    Chiming to say you look amazing!

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  • Classic

    Classic May 5, 2015, 4:51 pm

    You are so beautiful!

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    Margo May 5, 2015, 4:57 pm

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  • Dear Wendy

    Dear Wendy May 5, 2015, 5:04 pm

    Thanks so much, everyone! My self-esteem has taken a hit this pregnancy, so I appreciate the compliments.

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    • juliecatharine

      juliecatharine May 6, 2015, 8:03 am

      Girl, you look amazing-totally gorgeous. Your self esteem should be rocking right now, just look at all you’re doing–growing life, raising Jackson, running a seriously awesome site, god knows what else!

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        Dear Wendy May 6, 2015, 8:19 am

        You’re very sweet — thank you!

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      Samba May 7, 2015, 1:20 pm

      The first thing I thought when I saw the picture was “WOW Wendy looks gorgeous!!” and glad to see everyone else agrees!

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  • mylaray

    mylaray May 5, 2015, 5:27 pm

    I bet seeing how the new sibling relationship will develop is so interesting to see firsthand.

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    • Ika

      Ika May 5, 2015, 5:57 pm

      I have an awesome sequence of photos from when the eldest went to the hospital to meet her new sister. The array of emotions that cross her face is just amazing.

      Which reminds me, Wendy, don´t forget the present from baby to her big brother!!!

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  • Lianne

    Lianne May 5, 2015, 6:17 pm

    Yay 29 weeks! You look great, Wendy. I hope pregnancy suits me so well, someday 🙂

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    McLovin May 5, 2015, 8:23 pm

    I’ll just throw in a *way to go Drew!*

    Didn’t Drew grow a beard around the time of your first pregnancy? I thought Drew Beard-ski was killin’ it with some facial hair.

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