Articles Archive for February 2009
Today is Sunday.. It has been a week since Tara went into labor.
It has been a liminal period even more so than the pregnancy has been – a transition into parenthood.
Tara and I are trying to find out pattern as her milk comes in and as the baby develops her routine. We are learning each other and forming bonds. We are learning when to sleep. I am learning how to work with Theory and read what she wants. Tara has been negotiating with Theory how to breastfeed.
It is a strange …
Well this is going to be a very difficult entry to write – the experience having been so intense, so transcendental.
Yesterday, at 2:30 in the morning, Tara gave birth to the most gorgeous, healthy baby girl – Theory Brooke-Nave.
On Sunday morning, Tara’s Braxton-Hicks contractions had intensified and had changed a bit in quality – becoming more crampish. On the one hand, we both kind of new this was early labor, but it was still hard to believe it was happening. And we new that these contractions could slow down and …
We live in perhaps the most guarded neighborhood in the country. We have police stationed with assault rifles on the corner and cops on every block.
So this morning I walked Jasmine to Whole Foods to get Tara some rice crackers that she likes.
En route we encountered a fight. A block away from a police roadblock on Broadway. There must be a club somewhere near West Broadway and Murray. At first it looked like a small fist fight that settled down but then it escalated. There was a very long stretch …
I feel like the birth is imminent. I would have said it’s just a gut feeling but having read How We Decide, I would now say that it is because there are lots of small changes in Tara’s behavior that must be making me feel this way. She has been falling asleep in the nursery and either remaining there all night or coming to bed in the middle of the night. Or she will start in bed, wake up at 4 am, be unable to sleep and go into the …