Marriage, motherhood

“Babymoon has several meanings. The original meaning is a period of time that parents spend bonding with a recently-born baby.” These last few weeks have been blissful as we enjoy the ‘babymoon’ with our newest little miracle. My husband was able to use sick days and some vacation he’d accrued to stay home with me and the babe […]

September 5, 2012

“He’s here!” A birth story


This is a story about a baby’s birth. It was…birth; simply put. It involved moaning, laughter, some ridiculous wailing and animal-like noises, some not nice words, lots of breathing, and various bodily excretions. (If any of that weirds or grosses you out I would suggest not reading any further. And if you do choose to […]

August 26, 2012

Authentic Italian Lasagne


My mom made this delicious Lasagna for our daughter’s 1st Communion celebration and I’m finally getting around to sharing it. I call this an “authentic” Italian lasagna since her sister, who lives in Italy, helped her with the recipe and guided her over the phone while she made it. My mom’s not Italian but sometimes she may as well be since making […]

August 9, 2012

Positive birth-talk


My body knows. My baby’s body knows. God made my body for this; I can do this. My body will go into labor, I will not stay pregnant forever. Though I am “really low”, pendulous even, my baby will come out just fine. He will not get stuck. I will not die. He will not die. […]

August 7, 2012