Can't always understand her
James: Astrid, what do you want to do today? Astrid: DRINKING!! James: Woah, you want to drink all day? Astrid: Swinging! And slides! Wheeee! James: oh right. Swinging.
I can’t figure out where this is coming from, but lately Astrid has been proclaiming ‘I eat bugs!’ Is it from a story at daycare, or something someone said to her? From watching the chickens? Who knows. But it is funny five times a day. I eat bugs!
The Boy's Birth, February 2012
It isn’t pretty and it isn’t easy. The Birth of Seamus I was sure this baby was going to come early. My belly was huge and I had been measuring so far ahead for so long I just didn’t believe I would make it to 40 weeks. My good friend Sara Dawn, who had been my support and doula for my last birth and who is now and OB, had come to visit for a few days when I was about 38 weeks with some hope...
Supernova's birth, March 2010
For the first 20 weeks of my pregnancy I started out with one midwife, Evelyn, and then switched over to another midwife, Kathy Sloan, at 20 weeks. Evelyn was one of the only CNM in the Baltimore area who does homebirths and I was very committed to having a homebirth with my first baby. Unfortunately, as the first few months of visits went by with Evelyn, I realized that she and I didn’t really...