Category Archives: Pregnancy/Birth

Life Lessons Learned from Childbirth

I was really good at being pregnant and giving birth. In fact, if I were to find myself pregnant tomorrow (well, it would actually be in about two weeks, if you want to get technical), you know what I would immediately do? I would take vitamins every morning. I would eat better. I would exercise […]

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10 Years Ago Tonight

That was Marc and me on November 30, 2002 — ten years ago tonight and two weeks away from giving birth. I can hardly believe it was a decade ago that I was pregnant with Madeline! It has all gone by so fast. I remember so much of it so clearly. Yet when I really […]

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There’s no such thing as inconvenience.

I am sitting here on my bed. On the duvet on my bed. (Literally on the duvet which is duvet-coverless at the moment because the order for a seriously beautiful duvet (an anniversary treat since we’ve been sleeping with a $13 comforter and sheets stained with chocolate milk) that was supposed to take one week is now […]

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What’s there to fear about having kids?

Here in Manitoba we have quite a few sets of friends who are newly married. Married two or three years, just long enough for people to start wondering, “So… what about kids?” Marc and I were married young — really young when I look back on it. I had turned 21 four months before the wedding and […]

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December 14th notes

I am officially done all of my work and papers for the semester. All that is left is one 2.5 hour class tomorrow afternoon. I was hoping to make some cookies in the morning to take to class, but I highly doubt that will happen. Because. Tomorrow is Madeline’s 8th birthday (and I haven’t iced […]

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This week we’re lighting the candle of love. I’m not 100% sure that’s the right advent candle for the week, but we’ve done it now… And I’ve been itching to do this post on love for weeks now, so I’m glad I finally can. You see, I’ve been keeping another secret. My new friend Amy […]

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I’ll get back to that last section momentarily…

Almost every time I catch up with an old friend I get asked the question: “So… are you guys done having kids?” And I usually answer as definitively as I can: “We almost definitely are. We haven’t done anything about it. If I could be pregnant for the rest of my life, I would be […]

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Spring! I can’t believe we survived Winter!

Although Madeline is adamant about and correct in saying that “Spring does not start until Saturday!”, there is no snow on the field across the street, so I am saying it is springtime. Or at least that winter is now over. Can I just say that I cannot believe we survived the winter? I normally […]

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Love me. Love me. I’m not what you expected, but oh, please love me.

(If you have not had a chance to read the birth story I linked to on Thursday, please take the time to do that now. Today I emailed Kelle, the writer of that blog and the mother of beautiful Nella, to ask her permission to use a photo from her blog and post my thoughts. […]

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Love Me. Love Me.

My best friend from high school pointed me to this birth story tonight. There are so many things to be felt, and said, and unsaid, after reading something like this. But first I would invite you to read the story of the birth of beautiful little Nella. You will not regret having her story come […]

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