It took me a week of reminding myself how great it was to be a part of my son’s birth before I could admit that the VBAC was a good decision. From the moment he was born I was done with the pain; the pain, however, was not done with me. Somehow I had it […]Read More Unrealistic Expectations
A short while before Little Red was born, I painted my toenails a bright red. It took a lot of people by surprise, as it was November, but it seemed simple enough to me: I wanted the baby to have something to aim for. Clearly, that didn’t work out, but undeterred I decided to do […]Read More How Heather got her VBAC
The assortment of cars that we see varies only slightly, week to week. It begins with the street sweeper and the cars parked on the opposite side of the street. On the bigger street we will always see a police car, at least one garbage truck, at least two city busses, and numerous people on […]Read More Routine
How to Give a Pregnant Lady a Complex On Saturday morning the Young Girl at my table asked me if my baby had come out yet. I leaned back, patted my belly and said, “you tell me.” She concluded I had not yet had my baby. Teenage Girl said, “you’re pregnant?” “Did you think this […]Read More Manic Monday
Last night the baby dropped. He’s been riding really high since the moment of conception so a week and a half ago when my nurse practitioner told me to expect the baby to drop in the next two weeks I scoffed inwardly. (And I wondered, how would I even know? Little Red had been so […]Read More Ready or Not?
Little Red went in search of his sippy cup of milk this afternoon, saying “baby’s milk.” Once he found it, he held it to my belly button and proceded to feed the baby. This continued for several moments until I finally asked him to stop because there was milk all over my shirt. “The baby […]Read More Bragging Once More
As Monday was MLK day and my husband actually works for an employer that lets the employees take holidays off, he got to stay home and play with Little Red while I went to work. I had left them with a list of groceries that we needed and included at the bottom “finger foods for […]Read More Random Friday