Today, less than two weeks from your scheduled arrival, winter’s last gasp has dusted the foothills in May snow. I woke up the same way I always wake up these days – left hip asleep and aching, pillow stuffed under my belly, the one between my legs replaced by a dog, and the other dog … Read moreWaiting and Watching: Third Trimester Thoughts
Personal questions during pregnancy… I knew they would come up. I’ve heard the horror stories from women who have been there, preparing me for the deeply probing questions about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting that are inevitable when you choose to procreate. Clearly, there are some really insensitive people out there, with absolutely no sense of … Read moreHow I answer personal questions about childbirth, and 3 realities I base those answers on.
I am standing on the brink of the most powerful change in my life, facing something that is at once nearly universal, and deeply personal: motherhood. Just 8 weeks (or so) from now, I will bring a new life into the world, and by doing so, completely change mine and that of my wife. It’s … Read moreChanging Seasons and Building Villages