40 weeks + 4 days.

I’ve gotten the sweetest, funniest, most amazingly supportive emails and messages from mama friends.  Their words have made me feel much better and given me perspective.  Birthing our children is 1% of the work. The other 99% that has the most effect on how they turn out as people is the most import part of … Continue reading 40 weeks + 4 days.

40 weeks + 1 day

One day past my due date and nothing.  All of my appointments were tentatively scheduled.  Dave was home doing all the things I usually do; making breakfast, taking P to school and ballet, etc.  I decided to take today to be a quiet day for just me and my body.  I took a long walk … Continue reading 40 weeks + 1 day

Smartest thing…

…I’ve done to prepare for the coming of a second child is to freeze lots and lots of food.  In January I started making meals and freezing half.  I made all the things I crave whenever I’m sick or need comfort. There’s chicken soup, Italian wedding soup, broccoli-potato soup, minestrone soup, mac and cheese, meat … Continue reading Smartest thing…

Due Date: 3-13-12

Today is my due date…  With so many people choosing scheduled C-sections and the media’s skewed portrayal of birth, it’s interesting to see/hear people’s reaction to the following dialogue: stranger: wow! when are you due? me: today stranger: today? me: yes stranger: OMG! (as they back away) are you going to deliver right now? me: … Continue reading Due Date: 3-13-12