Over the weekend, people all over the world participated in Climb Out of the Darkness, the world’s largest even raising awareness for perinatal mood disorders. They climbed to symbolize their past personal climb out of the darkness. They climbed to symbolize their current fight to find their way out of the darkness. They climbed to support… Read More Climb Out of the Darkness
Since L was born at 36w4d he is technically considered a preemie. A Late Term Premature Baby to be exact, which is a baby born between 34 and 37 weeks. It’s hard to believe considering L weighed in at a little over 17 pounds at his four month appointment. He is a teeny bit bigger… Read More My Late-Term Premature Baby
I feel there is an elephant lurking around here, and that elephant is my postpartum mental health. There are days I want to write about it and there are days I don’t. I will. I need to and I feel I owe it to this blog to write about how things are in that area… Read More Climb Out of the Darkness 2014
Hiring a doula was something I wanted to do for G’s birth but the suggestion was shot down immediately. I couldn’t convince Mr Boots (or anyone really) that I wanted someone experienced in coaching a woman through childbirth helping me through labor. Very few people I knew were supportive of my wish for an epidural-free… Read More Hiring a Doula: Was it Worth It?
I had a lot of people wonder why I insisted on taking another birthing class when I had already given birth. They were even more surprised that the class I had my heart set on the Bradley Method which is a 12 week class. I couldn’t get Mr Boots to commit to this class when… Read More Bradley Method: Was it Worth It?
For the events that transpired Monday-Thursday leading up to L’s birth, please read this post. Friday I had a couple of contractions that woke me up, but I was able to fall back asleep quickly. Around 4am I started feeling contractions about every 15-20 minutes. I timed them while Mr Boots got ready for work… Read More L’s Birth Story: Delivery Day