Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dear Ander

Dear Ander, three days before your due date, I want to tell you about all the amazing things you got to do before you were born. You were at the engagement dinner for Aunt M and Uncle E at Mercat … Continue reading

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Full of AWESOME

There’s a blog I really enjoy following that has a day every week in which parents can brag about the “Full of AWESOME” thing their kid did. I used to really enjoy reading that feature, and even once rather saucily posted that … Continue reading

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March for Babies

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Things I cared about before Ander was born, part one

Food. When you’re on hospital bed rest, it’s hard not to be able to control what you eat as you did before. My baby got organic milk and dairy, and nothing from the “dirty dozen.” Now I’m fed non-organic grapes, Red … Continue reading

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Milk donation

As noted, I was a pumping rockstar. By the time I finally finished weaning (which took around a month, so I had two months of milk total), I had four trashbags full of storage bottles with 2ml and 4ml bottles. … Continue reading

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Boobs – they’re fascinating things.

The one thing I (well, my body) was so good at was producing milk. I was a breast pumping rockstar. Here, I followed all the rules, and in this case, it worked. The nurses couldn’t believe how much I was … Continue reading

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Congrats? Condolence?

No one should have to get congratulations and condolence cards in the same week. Even worse, I’m still getting maternity and baby stuff I ordered (or was gifted). It’s a painful reminder of what could have been, and what was, … Continue reading

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