Tag Archives: newborn

16Feb/18

Broken Boobs

I remember distinctly the lump in my throat and the hot tears welling up in my eyes as the lactation consultant was describing what she was feeling in my engorged, painful breastRead More…

14Nov/17

Blissful, Bonded Postpartum

I remember how I felt the first time I saw the positive pregnancy test. Joy, trepidation, excitement, terror, love, anxiety, surprise, overwhelm, and optimism, all washing over me in one crazy tidal wave, engulfing meRead More…

06Oct/17
popcorn and a movie, waiting for baby,

Waiting for Baby. Let Your Heart Smile.

You know your estimated due date, but we know that is not an expiration date. It’s an estimate, a date given based on averages. Will you have your baby before or afterRead More…

26Sep/17
postpartum supermom newparent

Get Back in the Game. Postpartum Bad Advice.

Suck it up buttercup. Why are you so tired? You need to get back in the game. These are things that people say to us after we have a baby. But evenRead More…

19Sep/17
childbirth choices, parenting choices

Life is full of choices. Use your brain.

Choices. There are so many choices, so many paths. There are many reasons why a choice you make today might not be the same choice you make tomorrow. There are many variablesRead More…

03Mar/17
think before you speak

Think before you speak and stare.

Stares and odd-ball comments that just make you shake your head. That’s what happens when you’re pregnant. April the giraffe knows what I’m talking about! I’m sure she is humming, “I alwaysRead More…

10Dec/16

A Doula is for You.

In life there are times when you need that person that understands you, that encourages you, that helps you find your strength. In birth, and when adjusting to a new baby andRead More…