Category Pregnancy

I WISH My Husband Had A Foot Fetish

The day may come in the not so distant future that I may regret writing a blog entry with that title; but right now at this very moment in time I seriously wish my husband had a foot fetish. I wish he was so obsessed with my feet that all he wanted to do night…
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Meconium, Pitocin and Perineums OH MY?!!

Meconium, Pitocin, and perineum should ALL be SAT words as far as I’m concerned. Talk about words I hadn’t given thought to much less ever heard before I got knocked up. Yet, these three things have captivated me this past week while I’ve been diligently studying and reading my Dr. Sears book: “The Birth Book:…
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Guess who’s HERE!

Today marks the 2 week (and one day) “birthday” of my newborn…. ANNALEAH REYES She was born on…. July 30th at 5:18 AM She weighed 7lbs 6.3oz And was 17in long I was 35 wks and 5 days pregnant Here’s the last photo of me taken pregnant. It was taken at my grandfathers’ birthday party…
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The Pregnancy Card…and When to Pull It

While I am someone who is all about special treatment especially in the form of gifts like freebies, swag bags, and bonuses. I’ve never been someone who gets them by playing on someone else’s guilt, even when it might be appropriate to do so. I’ve also never in my life played “the race card” or the “woman…
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An Orgasmic Birth? Um, Yeah, I’ll Have What She’s Having!

With the due date of my baby steadily creeping up. I’ve been inundated with checking things off my MUST DO/ MUST HAVE list. Found a pediatrician I’m in love with. Check. Been accumulating cloth diapers and accessories. Check. Secured a midwife and birthing center. Check. If you read my previous post Apparently Midwife is a…
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Why Am I Such A Cry Baby?!

So at 31 weeks Baby Bean is on the fast track for development. Fingers and toes have been here for a while- as evidenced by the thumb sucking we caught at the first ultra sound and the playing with toes at the third one. But now, eyes and ears are developed, Baby Bean is even blinking…
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Apparently Midwife is a BAD Word…

I say this because as soon as I told my doctor that I had a midwife and was planning to use her. She gave me an attitude like I’d just dropped the C-bomb in her office. My doctor’s demeanor completely changed; she went from this super-friendly lady I’d met 6 months ago to Omarosa. She…
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All I want is a baby delivery MY WAY

In Chicago, I went to a midwife group (yes, they deliver in an actual HOSPITAL) that works with an OBGYN.  Baby Bear did NOT want to come out, and my midwife was incredibly patient and knew that she was descending by progressing very slowly.  I pushed a ridiculous amount of time (6+ hours, Mr. BBH says), but she eventually…
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But I Have A Baby on Board…Sort Of…

The Art of the “Almighty Contradiction” is alive and well People! I will explain what I mean in a second. As someone who spends a great deal of time in Southern California – especially the Greater Los Angeles area -, I’m not going to lie, one of the best parts about being married or in…
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My Olympic Embryo

Well, I suppose Baby Bean is officially a fetus, no longer an embryo, but really, who wants to be “labeled” so soon in life – right? I don’t know if this kid is being influenced via osmosis by my watching the 30th Summer Olympic games, but Baby Bean is acting like it. The last time…
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