Third trimester

Around breakfast this morning, my labor stalled.  The contractions became less intense and moved into my back. So I took a shower.  When I was laboring to deliver Charlotte, my contractions were coming along at ten minutes apart when I decided →MORE...

Nov 07, 2012
At nine o’clock last night, the first contraction hit.  It took my breath away.  One part of my brain leapt with excitement, delighting at the opportunity to meet this child who squirms within. The other part of my brain thought OH →MORE...

Oct 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...

Oct 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...

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...