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Tired, In Pain, and Still Waiting… But It’s All Good.

Tired, In Pain, and Still Waiting… But It’s All Good.

Okay, not much has changed since my last post- I am still having irregularly spaced contractions. They’re strong enough to sometimes make me arch my back in the chair or the car and grab something to white-knuckle as I suck in breath, and sometimes they’re […]

VBAC vs. Repeat C-section?

VBAC vs. Repeat C-section?

Ugh, here I am up at 2 am having contractions every 10 or 15 minutes or so… Not enough to be meaningful, but enough to keep me awake. These started last night at 3 am, followed by, excuse me if this is TMI, the passing […]

Top “Toddler” Music Picks: Part 1

Top “Toddler” Music Picks: Part 1

My toddler likes music- as most toddlers do, I suppose. He loves it when we sing to him; sometimes he sings along. He has since he was a baby, he kind of “oo-oo’s” along with whatever it is. His favorite song from very early on, […]

34 Weeks and Grateful, but Man, am I Dragging!

34 Weeks and Grateful, but Man, am I Dragging!

I am so, so thankful to be pregnant, and that it’s been another uneventful pregnancy (knock on wood). I am grateful for all the family help I have at home- it’s really a little village raising our son. And I am acutely aware that the […]

Drug Crime In Our Neighborhoods: We Have Created a Monster

Drug Crime In Our Neighborhoods: We Have Created a Monster

Last Tuesday, at 6 a.m., I kissed my toddler and husband goodbye, and coffee travel mug in hand, I went out to my car. As soon as I opened the door I knew something was wrong. The dashboard compartment was open and the contents were […]

Nothing to do?

Nothing to do?

I’m enjoying something very rare- Babyboy is napping; I’m at home alone; and I have nothing to do.   Well, I’m sure there are many things I COULD be doing, but there is actually, for the first time in a very long time, nothing that […]

When The Pets You Love Are Wreaking Havoc in Your House (Warning: This post has nothing whatsoever to do with doctoring or mothering, and may gross you out)

When The Pets You Love Are Wreaking Havoc in Your House (Warning: This post has nothing whatsoever to do with doctoring or mothering, and may gross you out)

We love our two cats. Seriously, they are members of the family with full-fledged personalities, whims, needs, wants and quirks. Hubby and I adopted them from the local animal shelter before we were married, so really, they were our first kids. We fondly refer to […]

Would you walk through muck to help a scared kid?

Would you walk through muck to help a scared kid?

Today Babyboy and I had a fairly full agenda- we went to a swap meet with my mom (excellent way to stock up for Babygirl-on-the-way); we went to a birthday party, and we went grocery shopping. Whew! Holy moly. That’s a lot of activity, for […]

Teddies and Elephants and Tears

Teddies and Elephants and Tears

Check out: my post on the Mothers in Medicine group blog

Please don’t tell the pregnant lady that she is MASSIVELY HUGE

Please don’t tell the pregnant lady that she is MASSIVELY HUGE

I really love being pregnant. I reiterate my deep gratitude for being able to become pregnant, twice, at my age. I truly am enjoying my second rather benign gestational experience. But. While I am often surprised and pleased by the cheerfully solicitous behavior of those […]