My Birth Story, Part II: Labor and Delivery

If you missed part I, go read it first! The best way I can describe what a natural birth without pain medications felt like to me is a marathon. If you've ever run a marathon, you know what a muscle cramp feels like, and that you can't think "I can't do this" or overthink about … Continue reading My Birth Story, Part II: Labor and Delivery

My Birth Story, Part I: Pregnancy and War

You wouldn't think the two would go together, pregnancy and war, but oh, they do. From the minute I started even thinking my body might be hosting a new life in the near future, I started preparing. I started taking prenatal vitamins 4 months (yes, pretty much right when we got engaged) before the wedding, … Continue reading My Birth Story, Part I: Pregnancy and War

I napped too hard

I've done somewhat dangerous things. I've taken public transport in Africa, and volcano boarded/crashed in Nicaragua. I've eaten street food in Cambodia. I've couch-surfed in Singapore, and hitchhiked in Thailand. But last week during Thanksgiving break, all I did was take a nap. A nap, yall.... I thought I was taking the average food coma … Continue reading I napped too hard