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Notes on a hospitalized pregnant woman Pt. 54

When I was little, I often crept into my mom’s room and slept with my butt against her butt. I ran amok, threw tantrums, wailed, but at the end of the day I wanted my butt pressed up against her butt. 1,085 more words

Notes on a hospitalized pregnant woman Pt. 53

My feet look like potatoes. My nurse assures me she’s seen much worse but I tell her they’re usually very skinny so in comparison they’re potatoes. 2,173 more words

Our Birth Story

Let’s start off with the birth of our first child, the best day of our lives!!

I had been measuring ahead of schedule, so I hoped Jackson would make his appearance early, before the end of the year, but we rang in the new year still pregnant. 450 more words


Is your baby too big for a natural birth?

I cannot believe how often I hear this..

I really want a natural birth, but my doctor said the baby is too big.


  1. How big is your baby?
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Baby Stuff

Amee's Birth Story: Joseph Daniel

It started out with a trip to the women’s center (i.e. hospital) like almost any other birth story. However, I was not in labor. And although I was already 2.5cm dilated and 100% effaced, there was no clue for when this little guy or gal was going to show up (we wanted to be surprised by the gender). 2,048 more words

The Beginning

Just Had to Get That Out

Some themes get old on Finding My Kid. If you’re a regular reader, you can probably name a few: sleeplessness, detox and die-off, food, the… 1,971 more words


Birth Story

I suspect the worst thing a soon-to-be parent could hear is that their son rates very low on a standard metric of health. Jake was surprisingly calm, considering, although he did drive like a singularly focused crazy person on our way back to the hospital. 576 more words