“Little” Leyna Lorelei

Leyna Lorelei

And by “little” I mean, yeah, she’s not as big as my 2.5 year old, but HOLY HELL this kid is huge for a newborn. Leyna (an Old German name meaning little angel, pronounced LAY-na) Lorelei (also German, the name of a rock on the Rhine river- yeah, that’s a Pica reference on purpose, not […]

The *rest* of the story

As bad as labor and delivery hurt, I felt prepared for the pain. I had spent months teaching myself how to cope with it with various techniques. I was mentally prepared for what was going to happen to my body leading up to Kendall’s grand exit. And it was pain with a purpose and a […]

Birth story

KendallsBirthStory

Well, here it is.  My LOOOOOOOONNNNNGGG birth story.  I figured I need to do it right, get as many details down as possible before I forget.  So please forgive me if it seems long winded (seems…hell, it is), but I am trying to preserve whatever memories I can before the baby sucks them all out […]

Baby, you’re my Boo.

No.  That’s not what I whisper to my husband every time I lean in to kiss him.  I practically gag at any song on Top 4o that makes reference to someone being someone’s “Boo”.  That is, however, the “code line” that I must say if I am absolutely 100% positive and dying for an epidural. […]