Can you believe Evie is 12 weeks old today? January 31, 2013
Yeah. Neither can I. ** Charlotte is three years and six months old. Evie is twelve weeks old.
Just Mom. January 29, 2013
Last night, Charlotte stopped in the living room to give Evelyn and me goodnight kisses before flitting away to read a story with Donald. “Okay,” she announced. “It’s time for me to go to bed now. I’ll make sure I’m well-rested →MORE...
On birthing Evelyn – Part 3 of 3. January 21, 2013
We arrived at the birth center at 7pm on the dot. The lights were dimmed and we were ushered inside to a birthing room. It was a small room with a large bed, linoleum floors, and a bathtub. I found a →MORE...
On birthing Evelyn – Part 2 of 3. January 18, 2013
My mother arrived home shortly before 4pm. “Hi honey,” she said when she came in. “What are you doing here?” I told her about the contraction on the road. My mother nodded knowingly. She brought me a glass of water and →MORE...
On birthing Evelyn – Part 1 of 3. January 16, 2013
My birth center employed two midwives and several student midwives for the duration of my pregnancy with Evelyn. The midwife who runs the birth center is wonderful. She is knowledgeable, respectful, and easy to talk to. I have the utmost confidence →MORE...
Reflections on birthing Charlotte. January 15, 2013
For weeks after Charlotte was born, I would stop everything I was doing and realize that now, RIGHT NOW, a woman somewhere was giving birth – and then I would cry because I could not imagine a single thing worse than →MORE...
On birthing Charlotte – Part 3 of 3. January 14, 2013
Shortly after Donald was brought into the admitting room, we were moved to a delivery room. When the morphine wore off, my contractions were hell. Before the morphine had been administered I managed the pain by moving my hips. I had →MORE...
On birthing Charlotte – Part 2 of 3. January 13, 2013
The stairs lead to urgent care. The check-in nurse took one look at me and called for a wheelchair to bring me to the admitting room of the maternity ward. In the admitting room, a team of nurses told me to →MORE...
On birthing Charlotte – Part 1 of 3. January 11, 2013
I talked to four midwives when I was pregnant with Charlotte. It was to no avail. So instead I spent my entire pregnancy discussing birth preferences with my obstetrician, trying to be certain that my voice would be heard in the →MORE...
Breastfeeding Evie. January 03, 2013