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How is Formula as Deadly as Cigarettes? Silly Lactivists…

How is Formula as Deadly as Cigarettes? Silly Lactivists…

The Breastfeeding versus Formula Feeding war is heating up once again. Time Magazine published an article about the connection between Mitt Romney and Formula. Basically, it was a look at why Massachusetts has enacted a ban on free formula samples in all their hospitals six […]

Top 9 Things To Do Before You Give Birth

Top 9 Things To Do Before You Give Birth

You’re getting close. The baby is due in a week or two or three. You can barely breathe, move or sleep. You’ve picked out the crib, the stroller, the Top 5 names. Is there anything left to do??? Here are the top 9 things you […]

Go Ahead and TeetheMe

Go Ahead and TeetheMe

OK. So, I have to admit. I was a little bit upset (read: totally┬ádevastated) when I found out about this site. I was thinking of doing something very similar, and floop…there it is, already done. Never heard of TeetheMe? You’re about to thank me. You […]

Baby Anya, Day 5

Baby Anya, Day 5

I sit here writing, at 7am, because Anya has been asleep since 2 am! Woohoo! The last few days have been wonderful and terrible! What a rollercoaster it is to give birth! The good stuff… Anya was born a very healthy baby (in other words, […]

Please welcome…

Please welcome…

Anya Lippe Levison Born July 17, 2011 at 6:35pm 9 pounds, 3.6 ounces 21 inches long

16 POUND BABY!!!

16 POUND BABY!!!

When I read about this last night, I almost puked. Here I am, sweating my buns off in the July heat of New York City, awaiting the arrival of my bebe. The doctor has decided that if she doesn’t show up on her own in […]

Poll: How to induce labor naturally

Poll: How to induce labor naturally

OK, folks. I need your help. As I mentioned last week, I’m ready for this alien life force to exit my body. So, my question to you is, what methods have you heard of or used at the end of the pregnancy to coax the […]

State of the Pregnancy

State of the Pregnancy

So, yesterday I went to the doctor in what has become a weekly ritual. We’re at that point now. Just waiting…So, last week I had lost one pound. This week I gained half a pound. Yippee coyote. Other than that, there has been no change. […]

It’s Moving Day!!!

It’s Moving Day!!!

Oh…my…goodness…Today we are moving from our one bedroom apartment in Chelsea to a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment in Lincoln Center. Wow, are we excited! It’s always bittersweet when you make a big change. We will sorely miss our neighborhood. It is super kid-friendly, we know a […]

Birth Plans

Birth Plans

This topic has come up so frequently over the last two weeks that I decided to do a post. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, then you probably already know what I think of birth plans. Really, you want to […]