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)
The name given to a newborn child is eternal; it behooves one to evaluate the choice carefully. -from Rabbi Pesach Krohn’s book Bris Milah (from the Artscroll Mesorah Series). Since we just made a bris for our new son yesterday, I thought it would be appropriate for this week’s Torah Tuesday to write something concerning… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – What’s in a name?
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?
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
When I was expecting Little Man, I was pretty good about remembering to take my prenatal vitamins. Those big, gnarly pills ensured that my baby was getting all the nutrients necessary to grow big and strong. Right? This pregnancy, practically every time I have taken those mammoth pills, I have yakked. Strong, horrid waves of… Continue reading the Prenatal Predicament
Many women struggle with weight gain during pregnancy, and then find it very difficult to shed the excess pounds once the new little one is in the world. Babies can be very demanding, and for people whose inclination is not toward exercise (like yours truly), it makes it an even more daunting challenge. Feeling frustrated… Continue reading Staying in Shape after (and before) baby
One of the many, many things I love about being in the Orthodox community is the massive amount of lending that occurs between friends, acquaintances and, well, everyone. There are these things called gemachs (an acronym for gemilus chasadim, which translates roughly to “acts of kindness”) where you can get all sorts of things, often… Continue reading Maternity clothes – to buy or to borrow