Today at work I finally got around to cleaning the bottles containing milk that expired weeks ago. Then after being autoclave I had a disgusting think substance that smelled so bad I started gagging. Let’s just say the sink it now clogged too.


I’m Back

I’ve been trying to write this for a week now, but couldn’t. It was still too soon.

My sister’s miscarriage reminded me why I’m going for my MPH and focusing on maternal and infant health. 1 in 4 women experience miscarriages. We say we’re sorry for the mother losing a baby and move on. But it’s not so easy for the mother. In the last few weeks my sister has blamed herself for miscarrying. She’s blamed her husband. She’s had to take pills to remove her baby that didn’t work. Take more that did, but caused complications. Had a d&c and complications from the epidural. And she has only been able to take a few days off from work. She hasn’t had time to heal physically and emotionally.

Postpartum depression is just starting to be talked about openly in the US, but mothers are still looked down on for suffering from it. What about mothers who experience miscarriage? They suffer from depression too and it’s time they get a voice.


Just A Little Adventure



I have been persuaded to now tutor for micro….why do I do this to myself?


An End Before The Beginning

So my sister had a miscarriage. Today when she went to hear it’s heartbeat, there was nothing.

Since the gender wasn’t known yet, I’ve been calling her or him Lil nugget. In the short time everyone has known of Lil nugget, names have been discussed, events were going to be changed or delayed since Lil nugget would have been born around the start of flu season and we wouldn’t want to chance he/she getting sick.

But now, none of that has to change. Nothing will change.

The hardest part was deleting the app I’ve had tracking Lil nugget. By now Lil biggest would be the size of a lego, toes and finger, and the tail would be just about gone if not gone completely.

Goodbye Lil nugget.


So Acupuncture

I went in trying to be positive. I believed acupuncture could work, but not all the energy stuff.

So far, it seems to have worked, I am very impressed.