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Judith Lederman
JSL PUBLICITY & MARKETING
Author of JOINING THE THIN CLUB, THE UPS & DOWNS OF RAISING A BIPOLAR CHILD.
Interests: cooking, baking, writing, twitter, kettlebell, water aerobics, pregnancy and childbirth.
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As I was walking through Target last week (my favorite store as silly as that might sound), a woman with a baby in a carrier stopped me. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I'm used to being stopped and asked about the twins. This woman, who appeared to be... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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Most of the time, I feel like just another Mommy. It's an ageless kind of feeling - interfacing with Moms my own age, those much younger and some in between. Other times I find myself reminded of the weirdness of having little infants of my own at my age. Sometimes... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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"Should we wake him up?" I asked D. this morning when Eli was still asleep at 7 am. It was the second night in a row that he had skipped his usual 4:30 am feeding and was sound asleep - even after Shalom had been diapered, nursed and bottled. "Are... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
I'm friendly, really I am, but once in a while I just want to go shopping without attracting an entourage. I enjoy stopping to say hello to people that I run into that I happen to know, but total strangers is a whole other story. It seems like every time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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Everyone makes choices in life. But lately I feel like I am always in an extreme choice-making mode. The minute the babies stop crying and start sleeping, my "gotta get it done" clock starts ticking. My choices are: feed my blog, write some articles that I've been meaning to write,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
It seems like it's all been a blur but the babies are now 6 weeks old. Thank G-d, they are putting on weight and starting to develop routines for sleeping, eating, waking, playing and other processes that I will not mention. After weeks of nonstop work, it appears that some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
The memory game was one of the first games I got as a child. You have these pairs of cards and you have to put them face down, mix them up and then find the matches. I used to love that game. They say it's a wonderful way to train... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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Anyone who has had more than one child has heard the whine, "It's not fair!" It is usually succeeded by something like, "Why does HE get the blue car? I HATE red cars..." or something like that. That compels mom or dad to either justify the distribution of love -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
Warned by my pediatrician husband against taking my babies out in public, lest they contract horrible germs, I have been climbing the walls of my home in boredom. Of course, wall climbing along with lifting, exercising, running up and down stairs and long walks, is officially verbotin by my OB,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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When I first told people I was expecting twins, the common reaction was, "GET HELP!" I should provide a bit of background here. My first book, the one that got me onto Oprah! - was called, "Searching for Mary Poppins: One Family's Quest for Perfect Childcare." In it, I detailed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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I have always been a multi-tasker. It's my nature. Why do one thing when you can do two - or three, even? So having twins hasn't been such a shock to my system. When I had my singletons, I was able to nurse the baby, sit at my computer, talk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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For a full week my babies had no names. The Jewish tradition is to name a baby at their circumcision ceremony, called a Bris (or Brit), so Baby A and Baby B were the names we used. Interestingly, I had no problem telling A from B - since they have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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My apologies for keeping everyone hanging. A lot has happened in the past ten days. When I last blogged I was in early labor and things were progressing slowly. At one point I was walking around, barely feeling the contractions, so I decided to jump, figuring, maybe the motion would... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
I slept all night with the sound of baby heartbeats galloping like a cavalry racing to save the day. As a new day dawned at Providence Park, I find myself still waiting for that elusive switch to be flicked so that labor can finally begin. Pitocin contractions are wimpy -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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Here I sit hooked up to an IV and fetal monitors waiting for Pitocin to somehow squeeze these babies out of me. You may be wondering how I ended up being induced after my rant about the doctor who asked me when I would like to be induced. The short... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
I was 37 weeks and counting as I sat in my doctor's office, draped in a sheet. He walked in with his computer in hand and without looking up said, "So next week is 38 weeks...when would you like to be induced?" Maybe somewhere this is a normal question -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
Confession: I have a few "guilty pleasures." I am not a couch potato TV watcher. But I like watching Glee, and sometimes The Bachelor, and when I get a chance I like to bury myself in crime novels. And the computer--sometimes I find entire mornings wasted on grabbing the latest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
"Are you ready to have these babies?" D asked me the other night as we headed towards the 36th week. Contractions were coming about every 20 minutes and I thought maybe - just maybe - we were on our way. "Yes," I told him. "I am so ready." I love... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
For weeks now I have been going in for Non-Stress-Tests (NSTs). Twice a week I am greeted at the doctor's office, guided to an exam table, treated to a liberal gush of goop on my belly, which is then affixed with three round devices - two doppler microphones (one for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
This grandmother found out she's pregnant -- with twins! By Judith S. Lederman via www.parents.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 31, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
They tell me that our twins could come anytime now, and that in about three weeks they will start talking about "bringing me in," i.e., inducing. The reality is starting to sink in, now more than ever. In about a month, I will have two little babies depending on me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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Sometimes I feel like a dinosaur. When I had my first baby, my husband and I had to take a LaMaze Class. Without a certificate from the class we would not be admitted to the hospital - no joke! The class was all about how to deliver naturally - without... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
I've heard some interesting stories about pranks that twins sometimes play on their parents and teachers. Ours are apparently starting early. I went into the doctor's office for a routine non-stress test, where they put the microphone over my belly and listen to each baby's heartbeat. They heard Baby B's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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Yesterday - at 32 weeks - I began what is to become twice weekly non-stress-tests to make sure that the babies are doing whatever it is they are supposed to be doing, without too much stress. I'm sure there is a much more scientific explanation, but the long and short... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy
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Yesterday it was a guest room with a high-rise bed, a desk and console and a framed painting of a big green man on a hot pink background that was created by my daughter Casey, residing on the wall. Today it is a blank slate - getting ready to become... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at My Big Fat Over Fifty Pregnancy