Labor and birth

Now that we are in the final trimester of this pregnancy, Donald and I have begun preparing Charlotte for the arrival of her infant sibling. It is…not going well. There are aspects of this process that Charlotte understands well and is →MORE...

This week is my twenty-fourth week of pregnancy and to kick it off, Donald turned to me a couple nights ago and said, “Sometime when you have a chance, you should order some postpartum pads so that we know they’ll be →MORE...

Nov 28, 2011
Over the past few weeks, Charlotte has started to wean herself.  I think.  I suppose it’s possible that she’s just temporarily too busy to bother with milk and she’ll come back as enthusiastic a nursling as ever, but something tells me →MORE...

Aug 02, 2010
*** This post is part of a blog carnival hosted by The Leaky Boob in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.  We all know that I’m a total lactation freak, right?  THAT SAID, I also want to direct you to this recent →MORE...

As her first birthday creeps ever nearer, I find myself reminiscing about her birth.  I remember laying my hands on my belly that Monday morning, feeling the tightening and loosening of muscles beyond my control, worrying that motherhood might not suit →MORE...