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My Labor & Delivery Story

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By the time I reached my third trimester, I valued reading about other women’s labor stories so that I could understand all the different things that I may or may not experience.  Realizing I would be able to do the same thing for someone else, I wrote all the details down the night we came [...]

Caring for Yourself After Delivery

There is a lot out there about how to take care of your baby in those precious first few weeks after birth.  But, this post is not about that.  It is about how to take care of yourself.  You have just gone through the most aerobic and crazy thing a body can possibly do, you [...]

Why Bottles Were Best for Zachary – My Personal Breastfeeding Journey

Like many (most?) expectant moms, I was bound and determined to nurse Zachary for the first several months, hopefully through the first year.  I researched, talked to friends who breastfed successfully, bought all the right accessories (nursing attire, pump, cover-up, heat compresses, etc.).  I thought I was fully prepared. In the hospital, Zachary latched a [...]

Returning to Work – Perspectives on my Career from my 3 Month Old

Note: Every day during maternity leave, I walked with Zachary for about 90 minutes around our park and neighborhood, with him in his Boba carrier.  It was good exercise and thinking time for me, and good nap time and snuggle time for him.  The last couple of days, I thought back to the prior 12 [...]