Finding the mojo

Zephyra has developed this quirk in her language where her standard response to things is “What”. This is way, way more annoying than it sounds. I have no way of knowing if she’s actually asking “What?” or confusing it with another question like, “Why?” or is simply making some sort … Continue Reading →

You know, when you have big milky breasts you can’t win in the “professionalism” department. It’s just never going to work. Not unless you can shell out a million dollars for custom-tailored suits or some shit. I spent two solid days going through my wardrobe trying to find something to … Continue Reading →

I need to just commit to sitting down and writing more. Zephyra had her last at-home OT appointment this Wednesday with her speech pathologist and it went amazingly. She’s made so much progress in the last few months, it’s really incredible. At this point she has normal speech and oral … Continue Reading →

Last week while Curtis was at a work party, after the kids were quiet I picked up a book I'd ordered from the library and read it – all of it – in one sitting. That's the first time I've done that in nine years, and the first time I've … Continue Reading →

Well, that was fun, wasn't it? That post very quickly spiraled from, "Wow you have so much determination, that's awesome that you worked so hard!" to, "Here's a list of things I know you spent money on, you have fucked up priorities if you can't beg for money/spend/sell your possessions … Continue Reading →

Our breastfeeding journey with posterior tongue-tie

I think the big reason why I didn’t/haven’t resorted to formula or exclusive bottle-feeding through this whole thing with Z’s feeding is simply because we did not treat it as a viable option. It wasn’t, “either/or” with breastfeeding vs. formula, because that implies the two choices are equal… and they … Continue Reading →

Curtis has been pushing me for the last few months to put money down on a new Macbook, as the one I'm using is from 2007, has no functional CD drive (and hasn't in years), half the keys don't work, the touchpad is worn out and it has burned through … Continue Reading →

I have the most miserable fucking head cold right now. One that can only be treated with excessive amounts of oxycodone and cheap tequila. It is 2:30am and I’m awake sniffling to myself, creaking and watching Bad Lip Reading on YouTube (which you should really check out, just sayin’) First … 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 →

Adorable baby is adorable. My days are a mess of tandem pumping, washing and sterilizing, attempting to feed with the cleft bottles or the Haberman, nurse some more, try and get baby to sleep, try and nap myself… repeat, repeat, repeat. I’m doing okay in spite of it; I’m handling … Continue Reading →