Category: Body drama

My first blood donation

My first blood donation {Heather's Handmade Life}

When you’re a parent, you’re always coming up with little teachable moments in which you show your children ways they can be good human beings. It’s why we have discussions about homelessness when we pass the shelter in our town. It’s why I make…

Let’s talk about (postpartum) sex, baby!

Let’s talk about (postpartum) sex {Heather's Handmade Life}

Looking back, my biggest #pregnancyfail — other than the time I stupidly microwaved hardboiled eggs and they exploded all over the kitchen — was that I didn’t think enough about how my life was going to change. It’s not that I didn’t think about…

Not Me Monday

I did not, for some reason, insist on wearing a stretchy non-maternity tank top and non-maternity long-sleeved tee around the house last night, even though my stomach kept jutting out. And I would jump every time it brushed against a cool surface. While playing cards with…

Here come the symptoms …

Originally written on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011Four weeks, three days pregnant Um, woah. Pregnancy symptoms have set in EARLY, guys. This is what I’ve been experiencing for the past WEEK! Nausea with a capital N. Last time around, I didn’t start feeling sick until five weeks. This time?…

Moooooooo

I am drying up. Yes, it’s finally happening. The weaning. After almost one YEAR of breastfeeding (I’ll just hold for applause now, because damnit, I’ve earned it), my boobs are almost done being milkbags and will go back to just being funbags. I’m still…

When it’s over …

How do you know when you should stop breastfeeding?When do the health benefits of breastfeeding stop?What is a good age to wean your baby? I have been going Google crazy, people. Those are just a few of the search topics I’ve been pounding out…

5 ways having a baby makes your boobs feel … less than desirable

They get totally sore when you’re newly pregnant Then they get all vein-y. Seriously — they look like a road map. Hawt. In preparation for giving birth, the nipples get creepy-dark so they stand out better to your semi-blind little baby — it’s like…

Remember me?

Crap! A week has passed without a word from me. I really must work harder at this blogging thing. It’s amazing how little time you have for blogging, when you have this entire person needing you every second of the day. What’s new? Well, Baby…

5 things that are NO FUN

Feeling like you may possibly have the flu when you are at home alone with your baby (for 12 straight hours). Worrying what you will do if you do indeed start puking — drag the Exersaucer into the bathroom with you, so he isn’t alone?…

Five surprising ways newborns are kinda dirty

Their nails are long! And dirty! Who would have thought? Not me. I cut them every other day, it seems, and there is usually dirt underneath them. What gives? He doesn’t go anywhere to get them dirty! They have gunky eyes. I hadn’t experienced…

Five things about my new knockers

They are pretty freaking fantastic … … you know, when they’re nice and round and full of milk, and making incredible cleavage for the first time in my life When they’re empty, they sort of look/feel like empty wallets It’s like having a boob…

Phatness update

I had heard that after you have a baby, you leave the hospital looking “four or five months pregnant.” Hells no, I’m happy to say! Finally, a pleasant surprise about the whole labour/delivery/postpartum experience. I was actually prancing around my hospital room on the…