Tag Archive for 'pain'

I’ve been swimming once a week for the past few months. Last week, as I finished, another patron was waiting for my lane. We exchanged hellos and he asked if the water was warm. “I don’t usually swim. I’m a runner.” But, this,” he said, motioning to a very swollen, purple ankle. Turns out, he […]

June 19th

A year ago today, I spent much of the day like this: That’s me, in labor and delivery, trying relieve some of the pressure each contraction exerted on my sacrum. With each of my labors, the intensity of the contractions was focused not on the part of the back where most women experience “back labor,” […]

Baby A turns nine months old today. That means the last full night of sleep I got was (drumroll, please) …nine months ago. All of my babies have been wakeful little sprites. ¬†We’ve struggled with naps and nighttime. ¬†Getting them down has always been a lot of work. [Please, no “Have you read Ferber/Ezzo/name-the-sleep-expert-who-helped-you?” comments. […]