A civilized birth? Why there’s simply no such thing! Or is there…?

A civilized birth? Why there’s simply no such thing! Or is there…?

8 days ago, I was writing a letter to my postpartum self. Today, I have a 7-day old little girl.  Our pink buddha.  Our fraggle.  I can't stop inhaling her.  I can't get enough of her little squeaks, her tiny toes.  She sneezes and the roof lifts and she farts like a trucker.  We are [...]

Due date, schmue date

**Disclaimer: The due dates referred to within this blog post are pregnancy due dates, not school assignment due dates.  As a teacher and a hyper-organized person, I take school due dates very seriously and encourage all students and their parents to do the same! 'Due date, schmue date' should not be a  phrase heard coming from the mouth [...]

The Nesting Instinct aka Woman Possessed

You've probably heard that a lot of women experience the need to clean and organize when they are pregnant.  This need is often referred to as 'nesting'.  Some people believe that nesting is a sign that labour will start soon (they are wrong).  If that were true, then I've been about to go into labour [...]