Radio Silence Possible

I’m writing this a few days ago, when I am (was) 40 weeks + 4.  I’m kinda living at the hospital – going in tomorrow for my third non-stress test.  Anywho, by the time this post goes up, I’ll probably have Belly Monster in my arms.  So this blog may be silent for awhile as … Continue reading

Right to Breastfeed in Public Cards

America just can NOT get it’s act together on breastfeeding.  If you don’t do it, you’re a horrible mother who is neglecting your child.  If you do breastfeed, you’re a wonderful mother who deserves all the praise in the world, but you absolutely positively must not breastfeed in public or in front of anyone else.  … Continue reading

40 Weeks!

Today is my EDD.  Not that your EDD really means anything, but it’s still exciting! There’s tons that have gotten done.  My cloth stash is all cleaned and prepped and put away.  The nursery furniture is put together.  The crib is made up with fresh and clean and super-cute sheets.  I have my aunt’s rocking … Continue reading

Prepare for a Brain Melt

Sometimes, you just need to take in an overwhelming amount of cutes. Enjoy!

Things No One Tells You About Pregnancy

A friend asked me about pregnancy and any “woes” that she should know about.  Specifically, she wanted to know the stuff that no one else will tell her.  And it got me thinking, there’s a TON about pregnancy that no one told me.  And I don’t think most people are told some of this stuff. … Continue reading

Breastfeeding Terrorists?

Wowzers. Teddy sent me this article about a couple who was accused of being terrorists when the mother dared to breastfeed her child at the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, NY.  A supervisor approached the family, asked them to leave, and then insisted she move to the bathroom when the couple refused to leave.  … Continue reading

Babymoon Recap

Babymoon was fantastic! We stayed at the Stockton Seaview in Galloway, NJ, just outside of Atlantic City.  When we checked in, the woman at the desk asked if we were on vacation or there for a wedding, and I got to say “we’re on a babymoon!”  Turns out her daughter’s due date was the very … Continue reading

Ramblings About Parenting Decisions and (Un)supportive Grandparents

Getting ready for Belly Monster, there are parenting decisions that Teddy & I have already had to make.  To breastfeed (to the very best of my ability, and hopefully we’ll be successful), to cloth diaper, to not push gender normative on our daughter.  These right now are the big ones.  Others will come later – … Continue reading

Babymoon!

Teddy & I are going on a babymoon – 3 days and 2 nights in a beautiful hotel at the Jersey Shore, where I get to lay by a pool in my tent (AKA my maternity swim suit).  He booked a prenatal massage for me, and he’ll get a massage, too.  We’ll go out for … Continue reading

Reflections on my Birth Class

Teddy & I attended a one-day birth class at the hospital I’ll be delivering, and it was a pretty strange experience. There were about 12 couples there, and of all the couples, only us and one other couple were interested in natural childbirth.  I’m not really sure why this surprised me – most of my … Continue reading

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