Birth Reflections

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Should You Schedule Your Induction

Should you schedule an induction?Ask Dr. Renee: Should You Schedule An Induction Dear Diary,...more

Strength in Motherhood

I’ve always been proud of my children. From infancy to adult and motherhood, my daughters have amazed and humbled me. I am the proud grandmother of ten precious wonders and each has a special place in my heart.8 lbs 9 oz...more
WHAT!?!?! Well, Suzie Ivy, Hello! So glad Linda Anselmi spilled the beans on Chatter that you ...more

Lent, Light and Birthing into the Light

  We tend to think of Advent as a time of joyful anticipation for the Divine birth and Lent as a dismal period of sack cloth and ashes.How ridiculous....more

Things no one tells you about childbirth.

This my list of thing I wish I had been warned of or further warned/prepared to endure when it came to labor, birthing my daughter, and postbirth. In my opinion nothing can ever fully prepare you but this would have been a good start. ...more

Birth Song...


12-06-1994 "B" Day

"I'm tired...I'm having this baby today!" I said to "Baby Daddy" who just smiled (that damn condensending smile) and said, "Okay. You said that last night." "No, I mean right now!" I said but while he made a beeline to the bedroom closet to get my bag, I plopped myself in our living room recliner. I suddenly decided that I wasn't going anywhere. I was perfectly fine sitting in that chair while "Baby Daddy" was jumping around trying to find his car keys. How is he supposed to get me to the hospital when he can't even find his keys?...more

Coming Home with Baby: What to Expect on Days Three and Four Postpartum

Assuming you had an uncomplicated, vaginal birth in a hospital, you'll be going home on day two or three postpartum. Legally, in the United States, insurance is required to pay for 48 hours postpartum in the hospital, and it's up to you, your family, your doctor, and your baby's doctor whether you want to stay for that long or if you want to go home sooner....more

NaNoWriMo: harder than childbirth. seriously.

Wait, did I already say that on Friday mornings, at 4:30am, I am so tired I can barely see straight? It's true -- by the end of the week, my FYEE Wake-Up Time is totally kicking my ass, and I'm shuffling to the coffee maker, shuffling to my desk, waiting for the caffeine to help turn the lights on in my head.But I do it anyway....more

Lark Story...a birth story...

Just ten short weeks ago, I gave birth to my daughter, my Lark with her is more than I could have ever imagined. And it happened like this... ...more