Motherhood

My daughter’s birth story

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

Women Who Inspire Us

Women Who Inspire Us #11: My L&D Nurse

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

Parenting

Really Little Man’s Birth: the rest of the story (as requested)

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)

Parenting

Third Trimester Musings

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

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Miracles by choice

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