December 2012

The third week

by Chelsea Myers on December 31, 2012

Or, more precisely, 2 weeks, 6.5 days: In case I seem totally obsessive, I doubt these weekly updates will happen once I go back to work, but for now they are kind of fun (at least for me).  It feels like he’s going to grow up so quickly over this year (I can’t believe my […]


The day of reckoning

by Chelsea Myers on December 28, 2012

One of the best things about pregnancy is that you’re supposed to get big.  One of the worst things about not being pregnant anymore is that you’re supposed to get small again.  And that’s where we’re at, ladies and gentlemen.  I know that many women lose all of their pregnancy weight during the first few […]


Scott’s first white Christmas (and mine!) Decorations on the tree Baby’s first Christmas ornaments from his grandmothers Christmas outfit “Playing” with toys  


Merry Christmas

by Chelsea Myers on December 25, 2012

Maybe it’s the postpartum hormones talking. They’ve been saying enough lately – Eat all the chocolate.  Cry at pet food and life insurance commercials.  You will never sleep again – but this Christmas has found me in a sentimental and thoughtful mood.  As an adult I’ve never been much of a “Christmas person”.  I’ve never felt […]

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The second week

by Chelsea Myers on December 24, 2012

This outfit makes him look like he escaped from Elf Prisonand was sentenced to do hard labor on the Candy Cane Highway. Scott had his 2-week check up this morning and weighed in at an impressive 6lbs 6.4oz (up from 5lbs 12oz last week).  Otherwise he had a clean bill of health and won’t go […]


Scott’s due date

by Chelsea Myers on December 21, 2012

1 minute of the cutest hiccups ever: Today was Scott’s due date, and I have to tell you, I’m glad he didn’t try to come yesterday or today.  One of my pregnancy fears was that I’d go into labor during a snow storm, and yesterday we had a huge one.  Here’s the view from the […]

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 We stayed in the recovery room for a few hours.  I got cleaned up and Scott got his first crack at nursing while Daniel called our parents to tell them the big news. Note: my body temperature dropped during the surgery – that’s why there’s a blanket on my head. Once it was confirmed that […]


Daniel came in with the camera before the surgery started.  I could hear the doctors and nurses talking and feel some pulling around my rib cage but nothing that could be described as painful or really even uncomfortable.  Although it’s a complication for a lot of women, I never felt nauseous. Scott came out very […]


Editor’s notes: 1. I promise not to write anything too personal or gross.2. In the spirit of the new Hobbit movie, I’m planning to take a short, simple story and stretch it out into a 3-part high-frame-rate 3-D I-MAX spectacular series – roughly before, during and after his birth. Most birth stories start with labor pains or a […]

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The first week

by Chelsea Myers on December 17, 2012

I can’t believe that this time last week we were on our way to the hospital for Scott to be born!  This has been an exciting, joyful, sometimes frustrating week of transition for the three of us, but on the whole I think things are going very very well. Scott at 1 week old: Height […]