Four months ago our lovely peanut sweetly and calmly entered our lives. It somehow feels like she’s been around forever and simultaneously like a just gave birth last week. I’m often saying ridiculous things like, I wish I’d had twins so I could have twice as much Freia. I just can’t get enough of her!… Continue reading Four Months!
We managed to piece together a progression of Allie’s waxing womb while she was brewing Freia. The photos we took were snagged whenever we both remembered, starting around 10 weeks and going up through the last hours of pregnancy. The backing track was written by Aaron with the band that has featured so prominently in… Continue reading The Waxing Woman
Planning for a birth is inherently difficult. It’s the final stage of a series of steps biologically designed to send a strong message that you’re not driving the boat any more. As we’ve discussed in our previous posts, we decided early on to do a homebirth. Keep an eye out for a post on my… Continue reading Freia Enters the World!
Composed on 3/1/17 Now that I’m full term, this baby could come any minute! We’re excited and ready and counting down the hours until the unspecified date and time that Freia decides to join us. Meanwhile, here’s what’s going on with me.
Thirty-Three weeks in. Less than a month until I hit “full term” and she’s welcome to make her appearance anytime. wow wow wow. Yesterday I/we marched with over twenty thousand other Houstonians in the local edition of the Womens March on Washington. It was an amazing and empowering experience and I can only… Continue reading Thirty-Three Weeks
Finding out you’re going to have a child is simultaneously unbelievable joyful and really inconvenient. Fortunately for everyone involved, the joys far outweigh the inconveniences (we’ll see where I stand on that statement in a decade or two). The first inconvenience hurdle we hit was that my bar cart immediately shifted from a regular evening staple… Continue reading Shrubs: A Beacon of Light in the World of Boozeless Liquids for Your Pregnant Lady
Today is the first day of my third trimester. Our Wee Babe is as active as ever, busily dancing the conga behind my belly button mostly in the early mornings and late evenings when I’m in bed with her papa discussing whatever it is couples discuss before going to sleep. Aaron’s working on building up… Continue reading 28 Weeks Later