Ever sense my first real EMDR appointment last week, I haven’t been sleeping well. I’m not having nightmares, I just can’t STOP until around 1 a.m. And I have no clue if the therapy and this problem are related. Like the Little Guy, I have always been a good sleeper. Once I’m out, I’m out. … Continue reading
Posted in January 2013 …
It’s just after midnight on my son’s first birthday. I should be overwhelmed with joy right now. Instead, part of me wishes I could throw a plate through a window. I’m angry. I’m sad. And I’m weak right now. I’m angry because I feel like I got cheated out of the first nearly 10 months … Continue reading
In over my head?
I started classes this week. I work at a university and one of the greatest benefits that come with a job on campus is one free class per semester. When we got here I decided I should make the most of that opportunity. While I was wheelchair-bound, post pelvic reconstruction surgery to fix the diastasis … Continue reading
Big idea: A community in the US like Pelvic Partnership
I have this big idea. Really, I had it the day I launched a Facebook page and Twitter feed for this blog. Most recently, I registered this blog at BlogHer (It’s not in the directory yet, but it will be soon), in hopes of connecting with more moms who have or are experiencing pelvic pain … Continue reading
Lessons from my son
They say a parent is a child’s first teacher. I hope that proves true for me and my 11-month-old son as he grows. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately because I’m about to start work on a master’s degree. (My first class starts in about 30 minutes.) What I can say for sure … Continue reading
The more you know: Birth injuries
No one is perfect. No labor experience is perfect. But unless a professional tells you something is abnormal, you don’t go in expecting trauma. I am grateful every day that it was me who sustained injury rather than my son. That’s not always the case. And sometimes both mother and baby are injured in severe … Continue reading
Should I have talked to my midwife about my shoesize?
A very dear friend of mine is not yet a mother but reads a lot about baby care, childrearing and at least partially because of my experience she reads about the pelvis and its role in pregnancy and childbirth. On Christmas Eve she opened a very thoughtful and lengthy email with a link to the … Continue reading
I will never forget
Because of her, I will never forget that I am awesome! Do you remember how great it felt to get mail when you were 9? Before you got bills and surveys and credit card applications. Remember what it felt like to get a birthday card or the once in a blue moon post card. I … Continue reading
Plant Strong: Our family’s why and how
I’m writing this one for Kristin, who was kind enough to tell me she wanted to know more about what our family eats and why. Why For me, it started on Saturday, May 19, 2012. I may always remember that day. My husband and I took our sleeping son with us for breakfast at IHOP … Continue reading
New Year. New me?
This time last year I was very pregnant. I ate a typical American diet, although I was paying attention to nutrition because of my unborn son. I had stopped exercising regularly because I had a regulation-sized basketball trapped under my ribcage and couldn’t do much of anything comfortably. The right side of my lower back … Continue reading