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So there’s this baby…

April 14, 2010

Some of you may recall that my best friend had a baby last fall, and I was with her for the birth. Here’s a pic of Bridget, all growed up and wielding a light saber wooden spoon. Today, I had the joy of supporting another friend through her labor, and seeing another tiny human come [...]

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Baby Envy?

May 1, 2009

It’s spring! The flowers in bloom, the trees are crowned in the golden hues of nature’s first green, and suddenly everyone around me is popping up pregnant. Which kind of begs the question my four-year-old posed to me this morning, “When are you going to be pregnant again, Mama?” I expect the answer to that [...]

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Baby books

April 4, 2009

I have a couple of pregnant friends, and one of them asked me for a list of good books about pregnancy and birth today. I made one over on Amazon, ’cause that seemed easier than writing them all down. Here it is.

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wash or toss, part II

April 19, 2008

I posted this poll a few months back, about what people re-use and what they throw away. I didn’t have a big green agenda about it, I was just curious, but the results made me realize I’m not as green as I think. I was already planning this follow-up post for today, after an awesome [...]

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Wash or Toss?

December 10, 2007

I do a LOT of laundry. I’ve been going out among the mommies of the world more lately, and getting a lot of oohs and ahs over my cloth diaper habit, which made me notice more of the things I wash rather than throw away. I wonder, just generally, what other people do, and how [...]

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Welcome Serena Rose!

July 15, 2007

Serena Rose Hunter Black was born at 10 pm EST on July 9 at The Birth Cottage, as planned. She was born in the birth tub and caught by her dad. Her sister cut the cord like she’d been wanting to. Serena Rose weighed 10 pounds 7 ounces, is 23 inches long and has very [...]

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Baby!

July 10, 2007

Baby girl, name TBA, born 10 pm July 9, 10lbs, 7 ounces, 23 inches long.

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Baby names, contingency edition

July 2, 2007

If the baby is a caesarean delivery: MacDuff If the baby seriously goes late (like, weeks more instead of hours): Godot

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note to self

June 30, 2007

Dear me, If you are lying awake in bed at night wondering, “Was that a real contraction?” the answer is pretty much certainly “No.” If, an hour later, you still lying awake wondering if you are too hungry to sleep, a glass of warm milk and a slice of fresh bread are a perfectly acceptable [...]

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gratitude

June 29, 2007

taking a note from the Queen, in an effort to counter the crankiness I’ve been spewing all day: I’m grateful for: – my kids – I’m healthy – my Womb-bat is healthy, and in a perfect position to be born when s/he’s ready – best. partners. ever. – bread pudding – comfy pants – awesome [...]

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