Prepared and Anticipating.

I’ve come a long way… (As has that poor, tortured tank top that rues the day it was chosen as my belly-comparison shirt.) Luckily for both of us, we’re about to get relief. Unless something happens even sooner, Noah will be joining our family (in the outside world) bright and early Monday morning. He has...

Stranger Danger.

I had my last doctor’s appointment yesterday.  You know, the one where my doctor promised to do The Procedure to help me go into labor. So, after my appointment (which did not make me feel very hopeful of labor at all), and after I checked out without setting another appointment (which was a bizarre feeling),...

12 Lessons Learned From A Dreaded Fake Labor Adventure.

So we finally did it last night. After months of contractions that equated to the level of intensity that my “real” contractions were with Ali but NOT calling in for fear of making The Dreaded and Shameful Fake Labor Hospital Trip, and after an especially intense day and evening with contractions starting at 1:30pm and...