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My first pregnancy

Growing up, everyone always asks "What do you want to be when you grow up?" and like most girls, my response was "a mom!". For me at least, that was the only constant answer to that question.


I did grow up to be a Supply Chain Management & Marketing professional but not too long after that, I also got to become a mom.


My husband Tim and I got married in August 2019 and by January 2020 (January 14, 2020 to be exact) we found out we were expecting our first baby!

Tim was in grad school at the time and we were a little worried about the timing but very excited nonetheless! I have been very blessed to have easy pregnancies all things considered.


The First Trimester

I had a very run-of-the-mill first trimester - I was exhausted and nauseous from week 6 until 11. I survived on plain carbs and ginger ale, I swear. It felt like I was constantly hungover and I was thrilled when it was over! Luckily for me I was working remotely most of the time so I could easily work from my bed or the couch.


During my "downtime" I spent time looking for a provider. I knew I was interested in the midwife model of care and looked for a midwife in place of the typical OBGYN. Fortunately, one of the local Grand Rapids (where we lived at the time) hospital networks had recently established a midwife practice! At 9 weeks pregnant, Tim and I went in for our first visit and fell in love! We spent over 2 hours talking with Sarah and got to see and hear our little baby sprout for the first time.



The Second Trimester

AKA the best trimester! But really, any woman who's been pregnant would agree.


I felt like a brand new woman when I was 13 weeks pregnant and had my energy back. Most of my second trimester was uneventful. It was spring in Michigan but it was also the spring of 2020 so there wasn't anywhere to go. I spent a lot of time reading books, taking walks, and building my baby registry.


I had an anterior placenta with Kayleigh so I didn't feel her move until close to 24 weeks, and Tim got to feel her kick for the first time on Easter Sunday!



The Third Trimester


Still smooth sailing! It wasn't until the last 5-6 weeks that I got increasingly uncomfortable (go figure). I loved the late summer/early fall weather for the final trimester. Every morning Tim and I would take Tucker on a walk and then again in the evenings. The constant movement really helped ease my hip and back pain. We also spent many weekends at our family cottage on Whitmore Lake. I love to layout and getting an even tan/not looking like a zebra while in your third trimester is very hard!


Kayleigh's "due date" was September 17, 2020 and I went into labor with her on September 22 (my Nana's birthday)!










Future posts

  • Pregnancy Favorites - clothes, accessories, products

  • Pregnancy Comforts - exercise, meals, etc

  • Pregnancy Prep - Classes, registry, etc



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My name is Jordan! I am a wife and mama of two. I look forward to having you join me on my motherhood and holistic journey!

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