A Quiet Place, and the Evolution of My Anxiety

I saw A Quiet Place on Friday evening, and it was excellent, in part because it played on every single one of my parental anxieties.  Am I teaching them enough? Am I showing them how much I love them? Am I helping them develop into siblings who look out for each other? Am I doing … Continue reading A Quiet Place, and the Evolution of My Anxiety

Rose’s Birth Story

We welcomed Baby Rose Athena into the world on Sept. 16, at 12:50 p.m.  Here's her birth story (with a little bonus background, for posterity's sake). Rose's Story Begins Rose's story officially began last December, when after having an early negative pregnancy test (but it still being too early to confirm), I went for a … Continue reading Rose’s Birth Story

On Babies and Boobs

So, we're right in the middle of World Breastfeeding Week and right at the beginning of National Breastfeeding Month.  Everything I've seen so far basically feels like it's "International Pretend to Be Supportive But Actually Silently Judge All the Moms Month/Week."  Like we need a specific week or month for that, right? In any case, … Continue reading On Babies and Boobs

On Gem-Hunting

I feel like I'm doing a poor job documenting my constant evolution into parenthood.  My co-parent has written a couple of eloquent and humorous posts about our adventures as parents, and I both love him for it and have to stop myself from becoming actively resentful of the fact that he's doing such a great … Continue reading On Gem-Hunting

41 Weeks, 1 Day

I could have forgiven him for being fashionably late.  I've been known to be so myself.  In fact, I came into the world three days late, which allowed my parents to enjoy a relaxed Thanksgiving meal -- and then recover from the subsequent food coma. See, I was conscientious.  I was considerate. But this kid has apparently … Continue reading 41 Weeks, 1 Day