Do you have any family photos that you most cherish?
I really cherish family vacation pictures. I love those memories. I also now appreciate all the cheesy Christmas card pictures my mom took of us as kids---they're hilarious!
Parenthood is a grand adventure, what parts are you most looking forward to?
I'm really just looking forward to everything. I'm so excited to finally hold her and see what she looks like and watch her grow.
Do you have a birth plan?
My birth plan: E.P.I.D.U.R.A.L.
I guess I'll just listen to by body and my doctor! I have absolutely no idea what to expect.
Who will your support team consist of?
During labor--Ryan will be my support!! I've given him some tips to remember: sit down if you get lightheaded and no matter what... don't laugh at me. hahaha!! He's been such a trooper this far and I know he'll be great during labor as well.
Momma bear instinct, have you felt this yet?
Most definitely YES!! I'm so much more cautious now with what I do--even the simplest things like crossing the street or making the extra effort to put on a seat belt in a taxi. I want to keep this little person inside of me as safe as possible. I'm sure I'll even be a million times worse once she's born!
Any wild cravings?
I'm crazy about milk--I could easily go through 2 gallons a week all by myself.
Who is your biggest support through your pregnancy?
Ryan definitely, my mom too! I've been a crazy worried/paranoid pregnant woman... always concerned something might be going wrong. These two have put up with me nicely!
Has your condo changed with a new baby arriving soon?
Yes, "creativity" is a must while living in a small condo in downtown Chicago. Our former "dining room" is now the baby's room.