If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, then this is old news, but I would feel deeply negligent if I didn’t also post my good news here on the blog! This, the blog where the birth stories of most of my other kids (at least, my second son, my first daughter, my third son)… Continue reading Why You Should Hire A Doula (Even If You’re Getting An Epidural)
I love feeling like I’m in control. I like to be organized. I like to have a plan, a plan in advance. Sometimes, though, there is just no planning for things. We all know the adage “Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht” (Man plans, G-d laughs). I think most of us have also experienced that, on… Continue reading Accepting That You Have No Control
I know it’s a little crazy to be sitting at my computer typing right now, but I’m in that honeymoon phase of having a baby where the sleep deprivation is enough to make me feel loopy and creative but not completely destroyed. That’s usually next week and/or the week after, from previous experience. There’s also… Continue reading Man plans (for an epidural), G-d laughs
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)
As you most likely guessed by my week-long hiatus, I was busy having a baby boy! Monday morning, bright and early, my husband and I drove to the hospital to get induced. It was such a different experience than with Little Man! With Little Man, we had an induction scheduled, but Little Man had the… Continue reading Mazel Tov!
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
This topic is kind of a trend with me lately (must be some sort of pregnancy side effect). I was searching for something on the topic of Sukkos, and I found this video on Aish.com. While the video itself wasn’t exactly my taste, it did bring forth a message which I really feel strongly right… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Who’s in control?