Nourished

At the end of Jacob’s first week, I hobbled into my midwife’s office, bleeding and crying and snotting all over the place. She asked me how we were doing. “I’m bruised,” …

The Loneliness of Nursing

I sat on our soft, suede couch with my arms propped up on my pale green nursing pillow. A blanket was draped over my shoulders and my newborn son was …

Here Comes The Sun: How The Beatles Helped Me Accept I Couldn’t Breastfeed

He came early. It wasn’t time yet. I hadn’t even shaved my legs. Keeping with the tradition of the second child treatment, we also hadn’t purchased a thing. What size …

In Search of Our Next Fix of Liquid Gold

It took us almost 2.5 years to get pregnant and when we were finally there on the day my water broke, we still couldn’t believe it was actually happening! Post delivery I was …