Monthly Archives: December 2011

37 Weeks: Everybody Loves Kung Fu Fighting

Dear Baby Avery, We’ve made it to 37 weeks, which means you are full-term!  I remember wondering if that was you I felt fluttering inside me and texting Grandpa MD.  Now, there is no question:  You are full of punches … Continue reading

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Item #1 Packed for DD: I Dream of Sushi Disposable Delivery Gown

DD – Delivery Day – is fast approaching.  Consequently, I’ve been doing really important things, like putting down baby books and making sure I will look good while I push human life out into this world.  Stop laughing.  My Doula … Continue reading

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36 Weeks: Dropping, Preparation and Praise

Dear Baby Avery, I take it back.  I’m extending your lease another 7 days past week 39 for a full 40 weeks.  Pretty please stay put because I just realized there are a zillion things I need to do before … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Truth about Second Families

“Have you heard from mom this week?” I had just plopped the last of the Trader Joe’s paper bags on the kitchen table.  My sister, Amanda, had already started washing the vegetables for dinner and looked over her shoulder at … Continue reading

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Generally Accepted Female Accounting Practices

I was so proud of all the beautiful clothes I had bought on sale.  “Wait until I show you!” I bragged to Seth.  Then he laughed and told me that I had employed GAFAP – Generally Accepted Female Accounting Practices. … Continue reading

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