Birth

7 Reasons to Take an Independent Birth Class

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Birth, Uncategorized | 0 comments

7 Reasons to Take an Independent Birth Class

Imagine if someone just tapped you on the shoulder and said, “Here’s your baby,” handing you a fragile, helpless newborn. Uh, what? You would need a little more time to prepare, right? You would need to get your mind in the game. You would at least need to get in the mindset of motherhood. Pregnancy, birth and motherhood are a journey. You don’t just skip a period and end up with a baby in your arms. Everything happens gradually, and it works that way for a reason: It helps you...

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Sunday Surf: Crafts, Kids, Parenting, Birth, and Inspiration

Posted by on Jan 22, 2012 in Birth, Parenthood, Play | 0 comments

Sunday Surf: Crafts, Kids, Parenting, Birth, and Inspiration

I’m joining Authentic Parenting and Hobo Mama for Sunday Surf. Share your best reading of the week, and link up your post at either blog! For more great reading, visit Hobo Mama or Authentic Parenting for the latest Sunday Surf and linky. Happy Surfing! Crafts Kid-Friendly Printmaking – Valerie of the Frugal Family Fun Blog uses foam stickers and a small paint roller to make some simple prints. No-Mess Marbled Paint – Another quick project idea from the Frugal Family Fun blog....

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Wordless Wednesday: 12 Months

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Birth, Parenthood | 0 comments

One year ago today, my water broke. One year ago tomorrow, Little M was born. I can’t believe it has been a year. Twelve sweet, snuggly, challenging, nursing, babywearing, singing, loving months of this: Newborn   1 month   2 months   3 months 4 months   5 months   6 months   7 months 8 months   9 months   10 months   11...

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Little M’s Birth Story (Part II)

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011 in Birth, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Little M’s Birth Story (Part II)

Tuesday morning I woke up feeling fine and called Pamela. She thought I should go into the office to test whether the fluid was amniotic fluid. And I can’t even remember in what order I did things. At some point, I dropped Baby T off with my neighbor, who took him every Tuesday anyway, and explained to her that I thought my water had broken and maybe today was the day. At some point I also rushed into the office to see one of the other midwives who was meeting me between births at the...

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Little M’s Birth Story (Part I)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Birth, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Little M’s Birth Story (Part I)

It’s been two and a half months since Little M reluctantly entered the world, and the adrenaline and awe are fading, replaced by day to day life, routines, discoveries, and small miracles. It’s time I put Little M’s story in writing. This pregnancy was different than the first. With Baby T, I didn’t even feel pregnant until 36 weeks. With Little M, I felt my hips falling out of alignment at 8 weeks–before I even knew I was pregnant. It was still a great...

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A Dog’s Soul (Baby T’s Birth Story Part IV)

Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Birth, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Dog’s Soul (Baby T’s Birth Story Part IV)

On Tuesday, May 26, 2009, I woke up feeling like I had the previous Friday. It felt funny to sit down, and I was a bit crampy. I got up, grabbed my exercise ball, and went to work. I should have just stayed home. First of all, everyone was asking me, “Why are you here?” Um, because I didn’t have my baby yet. Wasn’t it obvious? I worked, bouncing on my exercise ball, and fielded questions. Meanwhile, back at the homestead, Big T was fielding a situation of his own. It...

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