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Category Archives: May's History

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 […]

The Mystery of May’s Supergirl Suit (UPDATED)

April 28, 2012 at 15:34

Mama Lewis


May standing in an old supergirl suit circa 2010

I suppose it was inevitable given my uproar. About six months ago, when May was fitted for her new lycra AKA supergirl suit, I was told she would not receive another one if she had growth spurt a few months later. Put aside the lunacy of making a medical decision based on financial constraints and […]