Monthly Archives: March 2015

PTSD and other Side Effects of Parenting

Priscilla had an appointment so I offered to look after 6-week-old Valentina alone for the first time. She slept for the first hour and I took cocky photos and posted obnoxious comments about how this babysitting thing was a breeze. … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Excursion: Please Don’t Die

A few weeks after Valentina’s birth, Priscilla grew tired of cabin fever. She had been on bed rest before the delivery and now she was confined to the apartment with a premature infant that had to be woken every two … Continue reading

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Delivery Rooms: Not For the Faint at Heart

My whole life my mother assured me that childbirth was nothing like it is in the movies. Women didn’t really scream bloody murder as they are giving birth. That was all Hollywood drama. I was raised believing that it was … Continue reading

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