What to say to any pregnant woman on earth who is close to her due date

For some bonkers reason, pregnant women are given a due date of 40 weeks after the first day of their last period, even though the average day of arrival for first and second babies hovers around to week 41 . So, odds are that if you know a pregnant lady, it’s likely she’ll go past… Read More What to say to any pregnant woman on earth who is close to her due date

How I came to love the hospital birth that I didn’t want, Part 2

We’re picking up, right where I left off last time–in the hospital, having rhythmic and mild contractions after taking Misoprostol and feeling vindicated for choosing to be induced after the baby’s heart decelerations returned with my contractions. Between the oxygen and IV fluids they gave me, the baby recovered beautifully, and we all tucked in… Read More How I came to love the hospital birth that I didn’t want, Part 2

Snapshots

Snapshots are what I’ve got. Connecting life’s latest happenings into some sort of coherent narrative would take far too much energy. And life is demanding that I loosen my grip and let everything be semi-orchestrated, chaotic, disconnected and connected. Here’s what’s going on. When our renters moved out in February, we got a bee in… Read More Snapshots