• I'm so thankful for my daughter but I wish someone had prepared me for the physical toll of childbirth | Elicia O'Reilly

    12 days ago - By The Guardian

    I wonder how the early days with my baby might have been different if I'd had a better understanding of what to expect from my own body
    Recently, my daughter chipped my front tooth. It was an accident. She was simply being joyous and irrepressible, as three-year-olds are. She came up and cracked me on the chin, and now that lovely smooth ridge at the back of my eye tooth is gone, leaving a jagged edge that stabs my tongue and scrapes my bottom lip. There's friction when my teeth meet. Weird pressure on one tooth. Chewing feels strange. As I contemplate the new reality in my mouth, a few...
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