Mar 5, 2012  •  In Beauty, Motherhood, Personal, Pregnancy, Shopping

Three Notes of Superficiality

One… Last week, I got a haircut. I hadn’t gotten a cut in over six months, and with the post-partum hair loss I have been experiencing (it’s not as bad as last time, but it’s still pretty disgusting), my hair was in dire need of some servicing. I was about to go make an appointment […]

Jan 5, 2012  •  In Aerin, Baby, Personal, Pregnancy

Aerin’s Birth Story

I realized the other day that I had never posted Aerin’s birth story. There is reasoning behind the madness: it just isn’t that exciting. 🙁  And by this, I mean that while the birth of our second daughter was thrilling for us, it was short and easy and free of drama — not stuff that non-family […]

Nov 1, 2011  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Personal, Pregnancy

Introducing Aerin Isabel…

Aerin Isabel was born 11/1/11 at 9:20am, weighing 6 lbs 11 oz and measuring 19.5″ long. Delivery was remarkably easy and complication-free (she was out in three pushes!); the baby very healthy and alert. I feel incredibly blessed that both Claire and Aerin made their entries into this world so smoothly. My first thought upon […]

Nov 1, 2011  •  In Aerin, Personal, Pregnancy

7 Centimeters

I continued to have mild contractions for the rest of yesterday, and tried my best to go to sleep despite the discomfort. At around 3am, the contractions started to become quite painful and I began to time them using a contractions app I had downloaded for my phone. About 45 minutes later, I finally woke […]

Oct 29, 2011  •  In Aerin, NYC, Personal, Pregnancy

Snowtober 2011

This is the scene outside our window right now: They say that we should be expecting up to 5 inches of snow tonight. With just a few days to go until my due date, I am a tad bit worried, to say the least. I know five women whose due dates were within a week […]

Oct 25, 2011  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Personal, Pregnancy

39 Weeks, And Claire’s Third Word

This morning I went in for what may be my last regular OB visit before BebeDeux arrives. Once again the exam went perfectly fine and the doctor tells me that there is no need for any worries. I declined an internal exam because heck, I was only 1cm dilated 12 hours before I went into […]

Oct 22, 2011  •  In Aerin, Personal, Pregnancy

Another Discussion About My Boobs

So last night, after my freak-out, I tried my best to calm my nerves by doing what comes most natural to me at 2am: surfing the web. And by the dim light of my laptop, I noticed something interesting about my nipples. (I have been sleeping topless for the past month or so, because this is […]

Oct 19, 2011  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Motherhood, Personal, Pregnancy

An Ear Infection, and 38 Weeks

Our Claire Bear has an ear infection. 🙁 She woke up several times last night, which we had attributed to teething, and this morning flat-out refused to eat. Then, she woke up from her morning nap with a fever and proceeded to just cry and cry. Coincidentally, Claire’s 1-year pediatrician visit was scheduled for later […]