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date
May
08
2012

Getting Ready for Baby

I’m suddenly very aware that the sand in the hourglass of my pregnancy is swiftly running out. Only six more weeks, which also means I’m entering that time when it feels like it could happen any day, although it’s highly likely that I’ll go until I’m actually full term (June 12). Greg and I have Read more…

date
Mar
29
2010

Tag Team Weekend

It was a nice weekend. Dinners with friends, birthday parties, errands, house cleaning, the gym, life maintenance stuff. It's always nice to get stuff done, right? Cross stuff off that perpetual list. We spend a lot of our weekends this way now. I terribly miss the scope of our weekends pre-baby though. I miss sleeping Read more…

date
Oct
20
2009

Relief

My post last Friday was born out of a lot of anxiety I experienced following an ultrasound I had on Friday morning. But I found out today that there is nothing to worry about. I went for a check-up with my midwife last week and told her about some cramping I was experiencing so she Read more…

date
Jun
25
2009

Fortnight

Yesterday our doula Holly came over for our two-week postpartum visit. I can hardly believe it's been two weeks. It, at once, feels like 2 days and 2 months since V arrived in our lives. Holly came over at 4pm yesterday — the same exact time she arrived 2 weeks ago to see us through Read more…

date
Jun
13
2009

Veronica Chatterton Boose, Birth Story

I have a daughter. Veronica Chatterton Boose. Greg and I left the hospital with her yesterday around noon and drove home along Clark, right through Wrigleyville where the streets teemed with people out to see a Cubs game. The world felt like a new place. I had to remind myself of who I am. I'm Read more…