Lowell Scott Krause is finally here! Born at 40 weeks 5 days, on July 30th, 2013 at 8:14pm. He weighs 8 lbs 11 ounces, the same as big brother Kendall did. We are both doing great. I will update you on all the details sometime later. Thank you for all the sweet words of encouragement […]

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


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 […]

I plan on pushing, not pulling.

The Discovery Health channel is all kinds of educational for a newly pregnant woman.  Where I used to only tune into that channel for such entertainment delights like “Trashcan Full of Skin”  and “627lb Woman”, now I tune in for any show that shows a woman painfully trying to expel a baby (or babies) from […]