Surprise!

Surprise!

I was on a trip with my husband to Boston to attend my god-daughter’s baptism. I was HUGELY pregnant with my first. Hours before the big event, I remember holding her sleeping body against mine when the urge struck: I needed to pee, and I needed to pee NOW! Her...
No “Training” Needed

No “Training” Needed

I read this article from the New York Times and let me first acknowledge all of the really great things the author writes about as a new Momma: the need she has to ask her partner for more help, the attempts she makes to encourage her partner to show up and...
A Lasting Impression

A Lasting Impression

(Or rip, maybe? I promise this is not a post about what happens as the baby is being born. Trust me.) Last night I slept like crap. I don’t know why, but I did. I’m someone who needs at least six hours of sleep in order to function. That’s not a ton of sleep and is a...
Second Stage Labor

Second Stage Labor

What the heck does Salt & Pepper have to do with the 2nd Stage of Labor, you ask? (Nothing! If we’re talking about spices… But I’m not TALKING about spices! I’m talking about the AMAZING hip-hop group – Salt-N-Pepa – from the mid-80s,...

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