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Where I met you

There is a sacred place, where the time is soft and the lights are feeble. The pain ticks like a clock, and hunger vanishes.

There is a wet place, an infinite waiting room. 131 more words


A Piece Of Me

Hello, world. Or, hello to the three of you. I thought it was time for a quick update. 1 out of 3 of you may recall that I was pregnant last time I posted. 670 more words


Call the Midwife, the Old Wife, the Young Wife, the Never Wife--Gather the Women 'Round

It is a beautiful afternoon in western New York; it’s one of those wonderful days that make me want to stay there forever, to say, ‘Oh,hang the snow in February. 1,107 more words

Changing Times

My Precious One's Arrival

August 24, 2013, Saturday, around 6:00 in the afternoon. It was supposed to be just a regular check up.  But due to a conditions called… 393 more words


Hospital bag - what not to pack!

I was discussing my blog with friends at the weekend and trying to think of all of the topics I wanted to blog about. As we were discussing birth stories (I will blog about this at some point) and hospital experiences, the following topic seemed appropriate to blog about next. 399 more words


Honestly, I didn't feel a thing

You can’t fit a camel through the eye of a needle, apparently. Until you give birth. Then (and only then) the laws of physics explode like a ripe tomato and you can fit absolutely anything through anything. 856 more words

Where's The Instruction Manual?

And we labored: Part 4

When last I left off we were in the hospital, I couldn’t have any pain meds and the doctor had finally arrived.

Since Dr. Hurd was kind enough to show up there was now a doctor to help catch the baby they finally let me push. 1,082 more words