What about that Hypnobabies thing?

Following the publication of Katie’s birth story last week, I received so many well-wishes and congratulations.  Thank you all so much for your support.  It truly was an incredible ending to a difficult journey. One of my friends posted a great comment, though, that I wanted to quote to kick off today’s post. Megan wrote:…

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Katie’s Birth Story

I’ve been putting off writing this for a long time.  It just seems like such a big thing to try to process emotionally and put into words.  But I need to write this down before I start to forget, so here goes.  This is a birth story, y’all.  If you don’t want to hear the…

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Baby Katie is Here!

I am quite delayed in posting this.  It’s been a little hectic around here. On September 27, 2011 at 12:34 PM Baby Katie was born.  She was born in the water at the birth center without the use of drugs and weighed 11 lbs.  That is not a typo! She’s absolutely wonderful.  Big Sister is…

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“Old Wives’ Tales” to Induce Labor

I love old wives’ tales. Sure, some are a little silly.  For example, you shouldn’t lift your arms over your head or you’ll strangle the baby with the umbilical cord.  Or another favorite is, if you take a bath your baby will drown in your belly!  Those are quaint, amusing, and completely untrue. But for…

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Writing My Birth Preferences

This is one of those posts that I’ve actually been pretty excited to write about.  Birth preferences! Writing out my birth preferences this time around is so different from writing my Birth Plan from when Gabi was born.  The hospital where I had Gabi provided a template, so I based my plan off of that…

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