Spilt Milk

There’s no point in crying over spilt milk, but there is a point in crying. You constantly hear women talk about hormonal breakdowns occurring during and after pregnancy. Things like, “I cried because Braum’s was closed, and I wanted a black forest sundae.” TV and movies portray the same idea constantly, banking on the amusing…

The Nine-Month Journey: Moving Forward

This is the beginning of December, and I’ve definitely reached the point of unhappiness with my body. I’m annoyed now by the leftover fat, the stomach rolls, the weak muscles, the saggy boobs, all of it. Which sets me in this sort of constant irritation with myself because I can’t or don’t do enough to…

The Nine-Month Journey: Physical Recovery

Everyone kept asking how I was feeling, how I was doing. I mean, that’s natural. Especially for the midwives and all that… they kind of need to know. But considering how uncomfortable the last two weeks of pregnancy were and how horrific the actual birth was, I felt like I was floating on air! I…

The Nine-Month Journey: Emotional Recovery

These are several segments I wrote separately throughout the first few days and weeks following my daughter’s birth – somewhat raw reactions. Here, I just did a little rearranging and cutting to make them flow better.   When I attended a birth moms’ support group in my last trimester, I received a lot of advice…