Birthday Cake

Today marks 8 days since my first, and only, C-section. Lots of emotions in that sentence. 8 years later, I'm still mad about the whole thing. I have come to have a gratefulness about the whole situation, it lead me to where I am today and brought new friends into my life I wouldn't have …

Pippin- A Birth Story

This is a post about pregnancy and birth- from a mom's perspective. If you're not down with that, leave now! Quick! My pregnancy with Pippin was going extremely well. I was planning a home birth with some lovely midwives. I even got a water birth tub from a friend, thinking maybe water wouldn't make me …

Two Years

Two years ago today, Aidan was born. Aidan was born via c-section because he was breech. They told me he was double footling breech, but I'm not too sure he was a true double footling. (A true double footling has knees and hips straight- like jumping into a pool feet first.) I have a feeling …

Meet Dr. Tate

I know many of you have heard me rave about my OB. He really is a great doctor. Here is a segment on him done by PBS. I wish there were more doctors like Dr. T. Even if you don't really care about obstetrics or the unfortunate way women across our country are loosing their …

Lessons Learned

So, in my nostalgic mood, I began thinking about what each of my pregnancies has taught me. You'd think by the third one, you'd have it all down, but that just isn't the case. Each one has revealed to me something new, something different. Each had a different lesson for me to learn. My first …