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Category Archives: May's History

Happy Birthday May! You are 5!

April 23, 2014 at 21:59

Mama Lewis


cerebral palsy dancing

Sorry? May is what??? ((Gasp. Choke. Cough.)) Five? Yes, it’s happened. And this year my birthday cupcake making ended in disaster. Who knew Thomas the Tank Engine cupcakes (my choice clearly) have both cupcake mix AND frosting mix in the box. And, that they can’t be interchanged. NOTE TO SELF: Don’t open a bakery. As with previous […]

By popular request: May’s first steps!

February 28, 2013 at 22:13

Mama Lewis


2010 photo of May I used in the speech

Today, I received an emailed bulletin from BabyCenter. Subject: Is your baby walking? It landed in my inbox because my baby, Ieuan, turned one only two weeks ago. He is like any one-year old, more of a toddler now than a baby. Crawling everywhere. Standing on shaky legs, with a big grin on his face and […]

This might make you angry. If you’re a midwife.

November 27, 2012 at 00:19

Mama Lewis


May, at three weeks, in the special care unit of the hospitalMay, at three weeks, in the special care unit of the hospital

300 doctors in a room = polite applause (and a few shouts of “Bravo! Bravo!” Okay, I made that last bit up.) 1 post where I question why anyone would choose a home birth over a hospital = reader RAGE Admittedly, I don’t get it. It seems far too risky to me, during a very […]

3 things I forgot about May, until I read this

September 10, 2012 at 22:10

Mama Lewis


December 2010, a week before this post was published

Whaddya hear? Whaddya know? Three things I forgot about until I re-read this archive post from January 2010: How loudly May used to snort. That there ever was a pre-teething phase. The endless exercises we tried to help May hold something to her mouth. And, of course, that May is adorable. Never underestimate May’s superior […]

From the archives: This week I’m… eating big girl food! (May 1, 2010)

April 30, 2012 at 18:48

Mama Lewis


May's parents cut her a slice of cake on her 1st birthday.

While we marvel this week at our little three-year old, where was May developmentally at her first birthday? Rewind almost exactly two years ago: we’d been working with May on eating for six months at this point, but she had made very little progress and was losing weight. Step in May’s SALT (Speech and Language […]