The grand entrance

Today the new one is eight days old. Jesus that went fast. She’s already gained like 5-6oz in three days; she’s gon’ be a fatty. I helped Marika give the baby her first bath in the Swova bowl, much like we used to bathe Zephyra when she was tiny, and … Continue Reading →


We have a new baby!

Marika’s baby girl, still unnamed as of yet, was born (vaginally, in hospital) at 2:42pm on September 17th after almost 18 hours of extremely, extremely difficult labour. She was the most incredible birthing warrior, and I cried so hard I’m still dealing with the headache. Baby is big, FAT, hairy … Continue Reading →


Zephyra’s Birth Video

A non-graphic video of my second home VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) to a baby girl, born June 2nd 2011 at 7lbs 14oz and 21″ long. 🙂 Contains a bit of nudity, but nothing graphic and no crowning shots. A bum crack and some boob but that’s about it! So … Continue Reading →


Yay it’s finally done! The birth story! That only took nearly two weeks… you’d think writing two hours worth of story would take far less than that, but you’d be wrong. Half-way through writing I got my birth pictures, which I’m happily adding in, so this entry also contains some … Continue Reading →


So, who called it? [ June 2nd ]. High five! I keep meaning to finish and post this entry, even partially done, but every time I open up the computer I fall asleep and I figure I should probably do that before writing… right? I am having a very weird … Continue Reading →


I HAD A BABY!

Zephyra was born at 4:25am after two hours of active labour. It was crazy, crazy intense: like trying to hold a rollercoaster back. Yowza. Now that I’ve had a few hours to sit and chill I feel way better. She’s 7lbs 14oz and 21 inches long. She looks insanely like … Continue Reading →


(I don’t have to tell you that there’s a warning for boob and blood so don’t be an idiot, open it up, and then whine about how offended you are. In one image you can see a baby’s head emerging, but it’s tasteful: there are no full spread pictures because … Continue Reading →