Breastfeeding

I gained 34 pounds during my pregnancy with Charlotte.  The weight gain itself never bothered me.  After all, I knew before I got knocked up that a healthy baby needed a few chocolate shakes every now and then (AM I RIGHT →MORE...

We own two Nest (aka Nonny and Boo) ring slings, and this one seems particularly apt since it shares a name with our daughter.  The ring sling is great - very versatile, and it doesn’t hurt my back as much as →MORE...

Sep 21, 2009
When I breastfeed my daughter, I do not use a blanket. Now, look.  I gave the blanket trick a good run.  Really, I did.  But it just doesn’t work for me.  It’s a lot like pregnant sex: VERY AWKWARD. First of →MORE...

I should probably preface this entire story by telling you UP FRONT that the idea of having a postpartum check-up has panicked me for weeks.  WEEKS.  And when I say “panicked,” I don’t mean that thinking about a hand shoved up →MORE...

Sep 02, 2009
Although Donald and I made the decision together that I would breastfeed Charlotte, we do give her a few bottles each week.  This is a photograph of the Adiri bottle, a bottle that is shaped like a breast and that we →MORE...