I spent the morning with a friend whose 2 boys are the same age as mine–her first is 9 days older, her second is 9 days younger. I love the symmetry there. She’s rounding out nicely with baby number 3 and told me with a knowing grin that they had the test–it’s another boy and… Read More The swoon and growl of baby making
Here we are again. This strange, in-between time just before a baby is born. I remember this trembling-on-the-edge feeling from the days before I birthed J. I felt fiercly protective and nostalgic about my life as I knew it, so I printed out a whole bunch of pictures and hung them over our couch. Pictures… Read More Trembling on the edge of baby number two
Here’s a titillating preview of my latest post on the rad Get Born blog: Maybe, like me, you read this Time magazine article a couple years ago and it scared the crap out of you… Head over to Get Born to read the rest and share your reaction to whole fetal origins palava.
You may have already connected the dots: the exhaustion, the infrequent posts, the hamburger eating and overwhelm. I’m pregnant. This was a deliberate impregnation of the lightning fast variety. I got the news after 10 days of systematic pregnancy tests. Every day I got a negative, I would mentally scream “Liar!” at the benign looking… Read More Two big announcements
I started interviewing new moms for my “Becoming a Mother” video series back in December. Getting to know them and editing the footage of our conversations (albeit slowly! I’m aiming to post another video soon, of T and her baby at 3 and 7 weeks postpartum) has reminded me of the joy and power of… Read More The Second Time Around
As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I recently assisted a childbirth class as part of my doula certification. On the last night of the class, all of the couples took turns talking about their fears, how excited they were, what they’d learned. One woman said something to the effect of, “It’s crazy that… Read More On becoming a mother
I’m all awash in thoughts of birth and pregnancy because I just finished assisting a birth class for the doula/childbirth educator/lactation consultant extraordinaire, Janaki Costello, and every couple of days we hear from a new couple who has just had their babe. I’ve been talking with one of the moms from the class who is,… Read More On pregnancy and birth