My parents still live in the house I grew up in; meaning I have a physical place to match with my memories. The older I've gotten, the more I realize how unusual it is that my daughter can sleep in my childhood bedroom when visiting her grandparents. I love the [...]
My oldest is about to celebrate her sixth birthday which means she is well and truly out of the baby stage. However, I can still remember her first few months of life in vivid detail. It was the most disruptive and massive change of my entire life. And while I [...]
When I first found out I was pregnant, I immediately fell to the floor in a pile of tears and hysteria. There was no celebration. Just sheer and utter panic that there was now a tiny human inside of me who, somehow, had to come out in what I was sure [...]
My cousin Tor had recently moved in with us and the novelty of being with family quickly wore off as Lena decimated his eardrums with her post-sleep screams. It was such an outrageous tantrum that he felt the need to film it on his iPhone. It was a lot to handle even for me and I have to love her because I'm her mom.
Game on! In two days, I will be safe to deliver the Billy Blanks wanna-be currently residing in my uterus. Not that it means anything to her, but it means a lot to me. We learned all sorts of interesting facts in childbirth class about naturally inducing labor - all of which I plan to utilize.