The Kinderpack. October 29, 2012
About a year ago, I noticed that Charlotte had outgrown our Ergo.  Oh well, I thought.  What’s a girl to do?  The kid likes to be carried and the Ergo is what we have.  Maybe she should think twice before she →MORE...

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On the final stretch. October 26, 2012
I am so close to delivering this baby that I can FEEL it.  Literally.  In the form of three thousand Braxton-Hicks contractions a day and unyielding heartburn and a pubic bone that is so fantastically bruised I cannot move without pain. →MORE...

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Dragons and sewing and babies, oh my! October 22, 2012
Last week my daughter’s preschool hosted a costume parade and party.  So, after several months of listening to her tell me that she would really like a “Chinese rainbow dragon” costume please, I finally cranked one out. As you can see, →MORE...

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This, to me, is perfection. October 17, 2012
Earlier this week, Charlotte and I decided to make popsicles.  We juiced a few oranges, threw in a handful of strawberries and raspberries, blended the mix until smooth, and poured the juice into popsicle molds. Yesterday after preschool she asked for →MORE...

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37 Weeks: Er, time is sort of flying right now… October 15, 2012
If I had to sum up what reaching thirty-seven weeks gestation feels like, I suppose I would point to an incident that took place a few days ago when I checked the expiration date on the carton of milk in our →MORE...

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Don’t you hate it when people taunt you with a secret? Yeah. Me too. October 10, 2012
At my last prenatal appointment, one of the midwives who works at my birth center asked how I felt about a student midwife participating. Um, I gave birth to my daughter at a teaching hospital with no fewer than seventeen strangers →MORE...

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An eclectic mix of vacation, Disneyland, and make-believe. October 08, 2012
Donald took the last week off work to help prepare our home, yard, and freezer for the baby’s arrival.  It was indescribably nice having him home for such a long period of time.  We took one day as a family to →MORE...

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Now I know why parents REALLY like preschool. October 03, 2012
Me:  Did you have fun today, sweetie?Her:  Yes, I had so much fun!Me:  What did you do?Her:  Lots of stuff, Momma.Me:  What kinds of stuff?Her:  I don’t know, Momma.Me:  You don’t know?  Did you paint?Her:  Yes.Me:  Did you play with the →MORE...

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35 Weeks: Home stretch! October 01, 2012
Dear Baby, In an ideal world, you and I will only share my body for another three to seven weeks.  Half of the time, I reflect upon this and think “Wow!  Really?  Only three to seven more weeks?  Time flies!” The →MORE...

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