Baby Poop Face Masks

I fancy myself a bit of a hippie mom. But our pediatrician’s recommendation to slather baby poop on our faces had even me doing a double take. Our soft-spoken doctora launching into a story about another father, who in his eagerness to revel in the benefits of his new arrival’s droppings, spread the green colostrum…

Reality vs Expectation

My scar hurts right now, my friend shared with me as I explained my recent apprehension to schedule the c-section that has been recommended to me by my doctor at 39 weeks due to the size of my baby relative to the size of me. She went on to say that her scar had fused…

A Big Baby

It’s not impossible. But if you were my wife or daughter, I would recommend a C-section. He says it gently, as he knows it’s not what I want to hear. More answers to consider in an ongoing question of whether I’ll be able to deliver my baby naturally. As the weeks tick by, she’s only…

The Fall

It was something I should have been looking out for. That this one time, I didn’t. Water that had spilled out of the dog’s bowl and off the rubber mat onto the slick tile floor. I hurriedly reached for the swinging door to the living room when my feet flew out from underneath me. Hands…

The Calm Between The Storms

A week after negotiations and everything in Ecuador is back to normal. In fact, it ended almost as abruptly as it began. The government agreed to repeal the decree that increased the fuel price, and so far a personal and corporate income tax has been proposed for the wealthy as an alternative to pay back…

Traumatic Birth Stories

I recently read an article about a trend in women sharing traumatic birth stories. And it got me thinking about my own. With the impending birth of my second child, it’s something I find myself talking about more and more. But with ease. For the first time ever. Glossing over some of the more painful…