Would it surprise you to know that, growing up, I never gave much thought to being a mother? I wasn’t a girl who obsessed with dolls or ooo’d and aaah’d over babies. I mean, I though babies were cute and all, but after a babysitting experience in my late teens where the child was inconsolable… Continue reading Getting the Hang of this Motherhood Thing
Waiting. This pregnancy was defined by it, more than my previous two. First, I was waiting to give birth (or, at least, I was fervently wishing my body to wait) until after my mother arrived. Then I was waiting for Shavuos to pass. Then I was waiting for my husband to not be working the… Continue reading My daughter’s birth story
[Amusing sidenote: I wrote this on Friday and totally thought I published it. Not sure what happened there.] Well, it’s really crunch time now. In less than two weeks, the movers are coming. I’m trying to tie up loose ends and get everything in boxes, etc. So, I’m feeling a little blah about doing a… Continue reading Around the Web and Pictures of the Week
When I was in high school I had an after-school job at a local grocery store chain. Many of my classmates also worked at this chain, and it was a good way to make a little extra money. State policy dictated that for every three hours worked, an employee must have a ten-minute break. Our… Continue reading Can I go to the break room now?
Happy Friday! Since most of you are probably busy getting ready for Shabbos, I thought I would provide a few highlights from posts I found over the week which I enjoyed, and I hope you do, too. Over at A Mother in Israel, Hannah asks about submission in marriage – how and when is it… Continue reading Around the Web and Picture(s) of the Week: Standing Genes?
This post is for Meira. This is the rest of the story of Really Little Man’s birth. It’s not really gross or anything, but maybe a little heavy on the details. You have been warned. We left off with my doctor ordering a pitocin drip for me. I was nervous because I had heard that… Continue reading Really Little Man’s Birth: the rest of the story (as requested)
Last night I dreamt that I was going into labor (hahaha, wishful thinking much?), and I thought (in my dream), “Oh great, right before the holiday! Lousy timing!” But the contractions continued. Alas, no baby was had in either the dream or in real life. But two other people did have babies in my dream. … Continue reading Dreaming