Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
All I can say is that I am thankful for bubbles. I am thankful when you PLAN to use bubbles to keep your kids entertained. I am NOT thankful when they find the bubbles and spill them all over the carpet.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
SheKnows.com shared the poem called “The Mother’s Prayer for its Daughter.” Here it is below:
First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.
May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the the Beauty.
When the Crystal Meth is offered,
May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half
And stick with Beer.
Guide her, protect her
When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the nearby subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock N’ Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.
Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance.
Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes
And not have to wear high heels.
What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit.
May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.
Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen.
Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long,
For Childhood is short — a Tiger Flower blooming
Magenta for one day —
And Adulthood is long and Dry-Humping in Cars will wait.
O Lord, break the Internet forever,
That she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers
And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.
And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister,
Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends,
For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.
And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord,
That I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 a.m., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back.
“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck.
“My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental note to call me. And she will forget.
But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.
Moms: Does any of this strike a chord with you?
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
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Friday, April 22, 2011
In Phoenix we are starting to get closer and closer to swim suit season.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Micaela in our Devyn Rocker gown
Cara in our Cara gown
"I LOVED MY LABOR GOWN! At first when I asked to use my own gown the nurse was skeptical and said I had to use the hospital's gown but after looking at the gown and seeing it was just like the hospitals except pretty she was happy to let me put it on and loved the idea! I will be purchasing a new one when we are expecting another baby. I have recommended them to my friends who are pregnant. LOVE your product!" Krisha
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I found these Stats that were posted on the Unnecesarean.com
Quite interesting, really, to take a look at where your state falls.
I am in Arizona. I will have to say I am pretty proud that we fall at 41st place. These rates are sooo high though. Crazy that a third of women that walk into a hospital have a c-section.
I am also more impressed by Utah and New Mexico. Did you know that both of these states have Certified Nurse Midwifery education programs in their Universities?
I wonder if baby's born by nurse midwives have a lower c-section rate? hehe
(That is kind of a joke. Since Nurse Midwives don't perform c-sections, of course the baby's born by them are vaginal births. Surgeons perform C-sections. CNM's can assist in the surgery, but they aren't the surgeon who gets "credit" for the delivery. )
Percent of babies born by cesarean delivery, each state: preliminary 2009
From Births: Preliminary Data for 2009 (pdf):
The cesarean delivery rate rose to 32.9 percent in 2009, an increase of 2 percent and another record U.S. high. The percentage of births delivered by cesarean has been rising steadily for over a decade, and is up nearly 60% since 1996.
Between 2008 and 2009 cesarean delivery rates rose among women of all age groups 20 years and older, and all race and ethnicity groups. The largest increase was among non-Hispanic black women (up 3 percent); rates rose 1-2 percent among non-Hispanic white, Hispanic, AIAN and API women. In 2009, women 40 years and older were as likely to have a cesarean as a vaginal delivery, that is, ½ of all births to women in this age group were in a cesarean delivery (data not tabulated).