Category: pregnancy

The Longest Shortest Time

I’ve got about 1 week of pregnancy left. I say this with relative certainty, because I have decided to be induced at 39 weeks gestation. There’s always a sense of finality at the end of a pregnancy – you know that baby can’t stay in there forever – but this is the first time I’ve …

*A final word on breastfeeding

And then may I never write about it again.  Seriously. It struck me at some point over the last few months that not everyone who reads my blog knows me personally.  Taking that into consideration, I figured it would be worthwhile to put my thoughts on breastfeeding to bed.  I’ve already …

Violet Isabel Macy

Spoiler alert:  This story has a happy ending. I never reached a point in my first pregnancy when I was “over it”.  It was new, it was exciting, and the cold weather kept me comfortable.  This pregnancy was a different story.  I was heavier than before, the summer heat was …

Only Child

I am 35 weeks pregnant today.  That means my unborn baby is about the size of a honeydew melon.  It also means that Willow will be an only child for another 5 weeks (or fewer). I’ve obviously been thinking about this a lot, but now that I’m down to the …

I Am A _______ Mother

There’s a reason I haven’t written anything in months. When I found out I was pregnant again, Willow was only 8 1/2 months old.  I had several reactions, most of which involved multiple expletives and excessive crying. I don’t want you to feel bad for me.  I’m okay.  But I …