The biggest whopper out there right now is that “breastfeeding hurts.” And, I am probably one of the few people out there saying “if it hurts, something is wrong.” Now, don’t get me wrong. I fully acknowledge that most women experience some level of pain when breastfeeding. Whenever you learn something new, there will be a margin of error. When it comes to a tiny nipple and a tiny baby mouth, that margin of error is pretty small.Here is one of my greatest heartaches:...more
We have had 4 “first” ultrasounds. Three of which ended with the nurse calling the doctor in to meet with us. I have never really talked about the third one. To anyone. It was probably the most painful, hopeless, and helpless ultrasound I’ve had.
That was what you were hoping this pregnancy would reveal. You’ve always wanted a little girl. Plus, you already have two boys and can’t help but look longingly at other moms out with their daughters.
I know I've mentioned a few times here and there that I'm part of a group of women who believe in education and choice and information and women's health and pregnancy and babies' health. I want to tell you a little more about this group of great women, what we've been up to, and plans we have for the future....more
The countdown has begun: C will be three in only about two and a half weeks.Sometimes I look through the archives of my blog to revisit all the things we’ve been through together.I remember when I saw her shimmy-shake across the screen for the very first time....more
It is finally Monday morning at about 5 am and of course I haven’t been able to sleep all night. I know that I really needed to sleep and that it would be a really long, tough day but that made it even harder to relax. I also know that this will most likely be the day we will meet our little preemie girl. I am beyond nervous, worried about labor and delivery and terrified that something will be wrong with our baby. I feel unprepared and scared and I still feel like I could keep her in longer and that we would all be better off by that....more
Our office held a baby shower for one of the members of our team, Dana, who is about to head out on maternity leave. This isn’t our first rodeo when it comes to throwing baby showers for team members expecting either
—not to toot my own horn too much, but we’ve got everything about hosting baby showers down to a science! But for many offices, and startups especially, holding a baby shower for a pregnant coworker for the first time can look like a daunting task. Where do you get started? The answer is a lot simpler than you think!...more
Oh the coveted push present. Yeah yeah, women get this wonderful new baby from the whole birthing ordeal. But was getting a husband out of the wedding good enough? I think I recall getting a ring or two out of that major life event... ;)