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Maternal

By kate on May 28th, 2007

I’ve been home full-time with Ruby for just over a week, and in that time our relationship has changed dramatically.   I feel like a mother for the first time.   I’ve been hesitating to discuss this, but I had a lot of trouble bonding with Ruby. It had nothing to do with her (of […]

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Introducing Ruby Leroux!

By kate on March 20th, 2006

  Ruby Joan Keelty Leroux was born (in a natural birth) on Friday, March 3rd, 2006 at 3:59pm. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.5 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.

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A whole new way of sleeping

By kate on March 1st, 2006

I realized recently that my whole perspective on sleep has changed during pregnancy. Before, if I was woken up once in the middle of the night, I considered it a serious interruption and felt like I hadn’t gotten a good night’s sleep. Now, I wake up every two or three hours throughout the night, to […]

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No more pencils, no more books, no more boss’s dirty looks!

By kate on March 1st, 2006

My last day of work was yesterday, and it really feels like summer vacation. I should have at least a few days to relax and enjoy the time off. This weekend, there’ll be some hard work as we will finally be able to move some furniture and things into the basement (it will be mostly […]

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Inflation

By kate on February 26th, 2006

After several days of focusing on the swelling in my hands, I took a minute to look at my legs and feet, only to discover that they are now hilariously swollen. They already looked like someone else’s extremities, but now they’re losing all their curve and definition as they get more swollen. This particular symptom […]

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We have a doula!

By kate on February 26th, 2006

Steve and I had gone back and forth on whether we wanted to have a birth doula or not. After interviewing one woman who was not a good fit for us, we were leaning against it. However, one local doula, Alissa Wehrman, was highly recommended by both our midwives and an aerialist friend, so we […]

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