Thursday, 22 January 2015
Friday, 16 January 2015
Several people have written in asking advice on dating when you are disabled. I was very disabled at first after my stroke and dating was terribly hard. My advice is to date a lot, kind of like a job search. Online dating is your friend. All you need is one amazing person who thinks you are amazing too.
Sunday, 4 January 2015
My husband and I had our first night out since the baby. We dressed up for the occasion and ate curious food.
We tried not to talk about our son all the time. Didn’t work totally.
Saturday, 20 December 2014
My husband says that his diaper changing ability equals that of a pit stop in a car race. New wheels! New fuel! New diaper!
I, with only one good hand, am slower but getting faster.
The baby enjoys screaming through the pit stop. Clean diaper quiets him down.
Sunday, 14 December 2014
Labor sucks. The result is great. Father and Mother and Baby did well. A healthy boy!
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Before the baby, my husband and I took a class at the hospital on birth and labor. Sounded awful. We took another class on breastfeeding. More positive. These classes showed us how completely clueless we were.
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
In elementary school, our teacher taught us to write the number 5 by saying, “Draw a skinny lady. Add a big tummy. Give her a hat. Now you have the number 5.”
Pregnant, I looked like the number 5.
Thursday, 27 November 2014
I am unpleased by the snow we have had in Boston this week. We bought a shovel and some rock salt and unburied ourselves.
Time to think about warmer climates.
Saturday, 22 November 2014
At my rehab hospital, therapists congratulated me on my pregnancy and immediately started getting me physically ready to carry a squirmy kid around.
They had me buy a life sized baby doll, which they promptly sliced open and filled with gym weights, so that my weak stroke side would get stronger. They put me on treadmills with the heavy doll. I became in better shape than I was before my pregnancy.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Baby! My husband and I are very excited.
I assumed that because of my stroke history, pregnancy would be horrendous. But no. It has been fine.
The stroke/pregnant crowd is rather small.