Well I'm nine weeks pregnant this week. And things are getting interesting. I know it sounds crazy (and it probably IS), but I swear that I can feel something moving within. It is far too early for me to be feeling it, yet... I know what a baby feels like, and I am having the exact sensations of movement. Probably it is a shifting of internal organs or some such, but the … [Read more...] about 9 Weeks
When I breathe in, the air is crisp and clean and fragrant. I breathe out and let go all of the worries and fears and struggles that I have been keeping deep inside. I open my eyes, and I focus on what I see before me, and I feel the tiny flutters of true joy, and the corners of my mouth lift in a smile as I take it all in. Its Friday, and we have thrown together an … [Read more...] about It’s the Little Things
I'll be honest. There's a lot of things that I conveniently forget after having a baby. The constant nausea, the pulling over on the side of the road to be sick, the lower abdominal pain that makes it impossible to ever be comfortable... I put it out of my mind because once that new little baby is in my arms, every uncomfortable part of the last forty weeks suddenly becomes … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Dreams
You've heard the buzzwords: Crunchy! Granola! Hippy! Attachment Parenting! We've all seen the Time Magazine cover of the mom breastfeeding the world's tallest three year old. And we all have our own opinions about it. Jamie Lynne Grumet asks "Are you Mom Enough?" Maria Kang asks "What's Your Excuse?" The insinuations in these seemingly innocent questions is that you are NOT … [Read more...] about I Didn't Realize I was a "Crunchy" Mom
After two previous high risk pregnancies, a traumatic birth with my second son which culminated in me needing a blood transfusion, and a new pregnancy which has been riddled with pain, bleeding and much stress, forgive me for needing to get something off my chest... Coming from a family of five children, and all of my siblings have children by age 21, I was under the … [Read more...] about Complaining About Pregnancy – Offensive or Normal?