Baby Dilly’s Nursery Tour

Welcome to Baby Dilly’s gender neutral nursery! (go read Dale’s post here) When Dale and I made the decision not to find out the sex of the baby, we accepted that decorating a gender neutral nursery would be challenging. One…

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Pregnancy Update: Thirty Nine Weeks

ONE. WEEK. AWAY. Baby is the size of a honeydew melon. I’ve had contractions like crazy, but nothing regular or productive. At my appointment Tuesday, I was dilated one centimeter. Because of my “advanced maternal age,” my doctor won’t let…

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Pregnancy Update: Thirty-Eight Weeks

I hope you all had the happiest of holidays! The Benfields had a wonderful time. We’re counting down the days until we get to meet Baby Dilly. Everything is ready to go — we just need a tiny human now! …

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Pregnancy Update: Thirty-Seven Weeks

Thirty-seven weeks pregnant. Full term. Y’all, I made it! After the preterm labor scare, this was my #1 goal. Everything is ready. The shelves in the living room are finished, the bookshelf in the baby’s room is up, all his/her…

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The Best Baby Shower

I have moments sometimes that remind me how incredibly lucky I am. Different moments and different reasons, but from time to time, I’m slapped in the face with overwhelming gratitude for the life I’ve been given and the people who…

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A First-Time Mom Packs a Hospital Bag

I’m a first-time mom attempting to pack a hospital bag, which basically means I know nothing about what I’ll actually use and what I won’t. Most everyone I spoke to in the beginning of this pregnancy said to have a…

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