Question of the Day

Can Joe T. handle the pressure? We’ll see. . . four hours till kickoff. In the meantime, Todd and I are taking Rollie and Matilda to the Grant Park zoo for Boo at the Zoo. Should be. . .really tame, as compared with a number of my Halloweens in the past. Let’s see: Daylight. No […]

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Queries for the AAP

Queries for the American Academy of Pediatrics: How many hours of the same Thomas the Tank Engine episode can a 26 month-old toddler view before his brain begins to melt out of his ears? What are the American Academy of Pediatrics standards for duct-taping a pacifier onto a three-week old’s mouth? Thanks in advance,Harried Mother

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But What Are You Gonna Call Her?

“What’s her name?” “Matilda.” “Oh . . . What are you gonna call her?” The name was subject of much discussion during our hospital stay. It is interesting, though, to see people’s reactions to the name Matilda. It is usually a look of surprise, or that flustered, “I don’t know what to say because i […]

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Matilda’s Birth Story

In retrospect, I think that deep down, I knew that I was going into labor on Friday October 7th at about 6 a.m.I awakened to a pretty bad cramp, went to the bathroom, and had some definite bloody show. But part of me also thought it might be from the cervical check they did at […]

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40 Weeks, 4 Days

Had my second appointment of the week. Still no changes in my cervix, baby performed well on the non-stress test, and still no contractions. We discussed the situation, and the fact that they will induce me next week if I haven’t gone into labor by then. I have an appointment for Monday at 10:45 am. […]

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Moo

We were sitting at the dinner table a couple of nights ago. I am half a week past my estimated due date, mind you. Dinner is always a cheerful affair around here, with Rollie entertaining Todd and I with his latest word mispronunciation, gesture, or facial expression. We were taking turns prompting him to say […]

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40 Weeks, 2 Days

I had my 40-week appointment this morning. Pee and BP normal, weight down two pounds. They did an NST. Baby showed the right amount of hr acceleration, despite the fact that I didn’t feel her much during the test. No contractions on the readout (surprise, surprise.) Amy, the midwife, checked me. Know how much I […]

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40 Weeks, 1 Day, One Crazy

That’s me. The Crazy. Well, I had my internal on Thursday. She said, “Maybe we’d see each other at the hospital this weekend.” Right. All day Friday and Saturday, I had more of the brown discharge. On Saturday after seeing Serenity, I had a little bit of stringy mucous. Saturday night, i had the most […]

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