Sitting the Month: A Transition into Motherhood

For the past month, I've been eating foods heavy on ginger and sesame oil, and drinking Chinese herbal soups daily--all prepared by my mother. I've showered sparsely. I haven't gone outside except for our two-week check up, and I've mostly laid in bed or taken a few steps into the living room. I haven't done …

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Preparing for a Birth

As soon as the clock struck third trimester, everything about this baby became real. Her arrival was imminent and apart from having things ready for her, I also needed to mentally and physically prepare for birthing her into the world. I never thought about birth in the first six months because it all felt so …

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