Analytical Baby 2.0: A VBAC Story

10409311_10106210477180824_5018934705243362962_nBackground: My son was a planned home birth with a wonderful and supported labor, until we had to transfer when it was discovered after hours of pushing that he was posterior brow presentation.  He was born by cesarean on Christmas day, at 38 weeks 6 days, and spent 3 days in the NICU for a subgaleal hematoma.  Oh, and my uterus tore downward from my incision during delivery, and I was told the next day that I could never VBAC.  Read that story here.

I struggled through a lot of this pregnancy with where to birth my baby.  Keep Reading…

Analytical Introduction to Babywearing

Gosh, I love babywearing.  I love snuggling my baby close when I would otherwise have to set him down, I love getting to walk around, socialize and shop while nursing handsfree, I love not having to push and cart around strollers, I love saving my back, arm and hip from the strain of always holding him in my arms, and I love getting to show my baby my perspective and getting to involve him in all that I do. Keep Reading…

A Bittersweet Birthday

2012-12-25 03Analytical Baby just turned one, and I’ve been reliving some rough times.  What?  Rough times?  But babies being born are wonderful times, right?  Yes and no. Keep Reading…

A Whovian Tale of Crazy Momma Love

day-doctor-posterI had planned it all so perfectly.  Our departure time was meticulous – as late as we could leave and still be relatively sure of getting seats next to each other.  I never would’ve left him at night, seeing how he likes to nurse back to sleep within an hour of nursing to sleep, but it was the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, a once in a lifetime chance to see the Doctor on the big screen, quite the exciting time to be a Whovian! Keep Reading…

THIRTY

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I’ve always liked birthdays.  I consider it to be my own personal holiday, a day when I get to call all the shots, and everyone celebrates me.  What’s not to like?  But apparently, at some point, we’re supposed to start hating birthdays, because they mean we’re getting older, our youth is fading, and remind us that we will eventually be old and die. Keep Reading…

I’ll Nurse Him Here, I’ll Nurse Him There, I’ll Nurse My Baby Anywhere!

Get your own cards to hand out to nursing moms at http://breastmilkcounts.com/public-breastfeeding-law.php!

LOVE these cards!

Hey!  Did you know that today is National Public Display of Breastfeeding Day?  I just found out this morning, but that’s not gonna stop me from writing a timely blog post about it!  It has been sad and maddening for me to hear about incidents where women were harassed or kicked out of places for feeding their babies.  This is truly messed up and I don’t think I can rant about it any better than this guy.  But I’m happy to say that nothing like that has ever happened to me.  Once I was asked to cover up, and I didn’t, and nothing else came of it.  And I nurse everywhere.  Seriously. Keep Reading…

My Breastfeeding Journey: Crazy Hard, Crazy Worth It

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Did you know that August is National Breastfeeding Month?  Sure is.  And did you know that August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week?  Yep, true story.  So I’m sneaking in a breastfeeding post just in the nick of time, because I’m a master procrastinator.  I’m also going to write a breastfeeding post every week for all of August, because if I tell you now that I am, I’ll be more likely to follow through. Keep Reading…