Category: Second time around

Breastfeeding the second time around

Just when you think you’re a breastfeeding expert? You, uh, might be totally freaking ABSOLUTELY wrong. As you may or may not know, I breastfed our son, D, for 13 months. One year had been my goal, and when I reached it, I used… Continue Reading “Breastfeeding the second time around”

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 38

Week 38 (April 14-20) Symptoms: Back pain, heartburn, Braxton Hicks contractions, teary hormonal outbursts, minor ankle swelling but major leg pain. Oh, and a healthy dose of “I’m so effing done!” Body changes: I have no concept of if my stomach got any bigger.… Continue Reading “Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 38”

Overwhelmed by one, fearful of two

I have raging heartburn, my back hurts, and I kind of feel like I’m going to throw up, but I just had to get this blog published. I don’t want to forget how I’ve felt for the last week or so, because I suspect… Continue Reading “Overwhelmed by one, fearful of two”

I am 262 1,203 days pregnant, and therefore capable of only writing in bullet points

I can’t believe I have my final doctor’s appointment today! My C-section is ONE WEEK from TOMORROW! Eight days, eight days, eight days! I have been technically pregnant since JULY! Woah! Do you think today will be the day they actually TELL ME SOMETHING?… Continue Reading “I am 262 1,203 days pregnant, and therefore capable of only writing in bullet points”

The full-term itch

No, I’m not talking about a physical itch (luckily). I’m talking about that itchy feeling you get when you reach full-term status. That’s what I’m going through right now, and it … is not fun. In the past few days, whenever I watch TV… Continue Reading “The full-term itch”