Posts Tagged "pregnancy"

Should you have another baby?

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 | 1 comment

Should you have another baby?

Last week on BabyCenter, I mused over whether parents should have another child – and specifically I was thinking of parents of children with special needs, but it could be anyone who just loves babies and is an enormous sap. Should you have another baby? Here’s the answer: Three years ago, I felt like an absolute lunatic when I reluctantly admitted to my husband what’d I’d been mulling over for the past six months. “Sometimes,” I said, “I think about having another baby.” “I’d have another baby with you,” he returned with a...

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

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 | 14 comments

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

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 risky event: birth. If your toddler stopped breathing, where would you choose to be located: in your living room or in a hospital? Every single parent, in the entire world, would choose the hospital. I can’t imagine putting myself or my baby at risk, even if it was only a 15 minute ambulance journey...

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Conversations I have against my will

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 | 16 comments

A bit of grrrrrr today. Grrrrrr. Our car was sideswiped while parked about a week ago. Today, the repair company is picking up our car and dropping off a courtesy car as arranged by our insurance company. I asked them if it would be comparable to the car we own. “Do you own a VW Polo?” he said, “Because that’s what it is.” No, I don’t. When you have a child as severely disabled as May, a two-door hatchback doesn’t cut it. We could use the entire back end of the car, passenger seats and all to just fit the double stroller we have to use. I called the...

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An Amazing Half-Brained Baby Milestone: 200,000 hits!

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 | 13 comments

[slideshow]When I wrote my 100,000 hits post, it was only February of this year. It took almost a year and a half to get there, and now a third of the time to get here. But, that’s not what I really what I find amazing. 200,000 hits is small potatoes compared to everything else that happened in that short amount of time. May discovered her mouth. She enjoys making clicking and humming sounds. She spits like a champ. She sings along with us. Her laugh is infectious. I defy anyone to not giggle along with her. What a joy she is! May’s seizures disappeared. We go weeks without...

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This week I’m… having a baby!

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 | 9 comments

This week I’m… having a baby!

Happy 4th of July everyone! And, of course, Happy 5th of July for us – the big due date! Tomorrow, May becomes a big sister! If all goes to plan and the baby is healthy, there is no telling how beneficial the little one will be for May. For us all! So, there is a lot to celebrate around here. If you want to know anything about the baby’s arrival tomorrow, please check on BabyCenter. I asked my husband to upload a photo and info on to their site. I can’t really ask him to do the same here, when all you have to do is click over! I’m not sure exactly how long it will be...

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