Having my babies delivered a mix of effort and emotion unlike anything I had ever experienced. I sound crazy, but I loved every excruciating second of giving birth.
Squeak’s Birth Story
After Peanut’s weird birth, I had no idea what to expect. And just like last time, I had a super weird delivery that went completely off the rails.
Like a kid at Christmas
We didn’t find out Peanut’s gender before she was born, and we don’t know Squeak’s either. Here’s why you should do the same.
The easiest infant to care for: the one inside your belly
I wish Squeak could stay inside my belly forever. Because he (or she) is a lot easier to take care of now than a baby on the outside.
7 reasons my toddler makes me fear baby #2
Infants have a leg up on toddlers in many ways… but I’d be remiss if I didn’t describe all the ways that toddlers are way awesomer than infants. Here’s the rundown.
The Big Reveal
We kept this second IVF attempt quiet so I could finally experience a true “pregnancy reveal.” Here’s how it all went down when we finally told our families.
The Pregnancy Duel: Peanut vs. Squeak
Is it true, what they say, about no two pregnancies being alike? I’ve been thinking lately about how this Squeak pregnancy differs — and how it has been the same — as my Peanut one.
In My Tenth Week
I admit it — I’ve been cheating a little bit. When folks ask me how pregnant I am, I pad the number just a teeny weeny bit. I’m not lying. Just bending the rules a little.
Clinging to Hope
A great deal of blood, clumps of tissue, cramping… sounds like a textbook miscarriage. Not in every case. And not in my case either, it seems.