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Expecting a Daughter

As I discussed in this post, my husband and I are expecting a daughter come August. Beyond being pushed to either the pink or blue sides of the aisle at baby stores (unless you’re at Target!), and a bit of direction for picking a name for the baby, I was curious to see the research specific… Read More Expecting a Daughter

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Breastfeeding Practices and Attitudes, Part 1

One of the most sensitive debates in “mom circles” is what method of feeding to pursue with your newborn. Hospitals strongly advocate breastfeeding for a multitude of health reasons (nutritional, immunological, developmental, psychological [Acker, 2009]) for both the baby and mother, offering breastfeeding classes and providing lactation consultants that visit your room upon delivery (and… Read More Breastfeeding Practices and Attitudes, Part 1

My Journey

“It’s a Girl”

I struggle to refer to the baby with gendered pronouns. Even though we found out a couple of months ago that we were having a girl, I still find myself calling the baby “it” and “they” frequently. I even find it difficult to say that we are having a “girl” because I want to remain… Read More “It’s a Girl”

My Journey

The Beginning

On December 16th, my life as I had known it was over – one trip to the bathroom, visible shock on my face, and a picture message to my husband of two little pink lines. We had been actively trying to get pregnant for nearly a year at this point, so it’s reasonable to say… Read More The Beginning