Tuesday, October 12, 2010


It's been quite some time since I last posted.  I've been meaning to do so, but I've been distracted.

I wear a number of hats.  Birth junkie.  Midwifery advocate.  Lactivist.  Intactivist.  And also mommy.  But the hat that brings with it a small paycheque is that of Youth Minister.  I've been focusing on that, on encouraging and nurturing young faith.  It is, after all, my job.

But as passionate as I am about that - and as much as my faith is very informing for my position on the normalcy of birth and the beautiful creation that is the human body - I've been a little distracted from that, too.

I'm wearing another hat.  A hat I've worn before, a hat I adored wearing, one I've been very hopeful to wear again.  It's that hat that led to me putting on those first five hats that I mentioned.

I'm birthing in May again.

I hope you'll be patient while I struggle to get my blogging mojo back, and encourage me while I struggle through some pretty debilitating nausea.  I hope you'll join me on this new journey.  I'm interested to see how my thoughts through this pregnancy differ from those during my pregnancy with our daughter.  I know so much more, now.  I have so much more confidence: my body has been tested and tried and came through with flying colours.  But I'm also more aware of how precarious these things are, of how unexpectedly things can turn out.  So it should be interesting to see how I reflect on this.  And also on this new addition.  Glynis and I have such a good thing going, from day to day: adding someone new will change almost everything.

I hope you'll keep checking in not only for my commentary on what's happening in birthing, but also as a companion on this road.


  1. Congratulations! What wonder-filled news. Another soul wise enough to choose you for parents. Glynis will be a fabulous big sister, just like mom.

  2. Congrats!! We will definitely walk this road of nausea together--but hopefully for not TOO long!! :o)