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
It’s been a little while since I’ve had the pleasure of sharing an inspiring woman post, so I’m very, very, verrrrrrry happy to share today’s post from my friend and (relatively) new mommy, Nikki Flores a/k/a Clueless Me. Nikki has guest posted on my blog before about her mishaps in taking care of her husband’s… Continue reading Women Who Inspire Us #11: My L&D Nurse
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
And no, I’m not talking about collegiate semesters here (although I’m sure there’s a lesson to be learned there, too). I’m talking about the ninth month, the final sprint, the end-is-in-sight part of pregnancy. For me, more than during the other parts of pregnancy, I am reminded of just how little control I have over… Continue reading Third Trimester Musings
And we’re back for round #3: A couple weeks ago I was listening to a shiur by Rebbetzin Heller on naaleh.com, and something she said made an impression on me. This is a very, very rough paraphrase, but essentially, You can choose to see a miracle, or not. In having a baby, in seeing the… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Miracles by choice