The gush woke me up. My eyes shot open, and adrenaline quickly traveled to each corner of my body. When it reached my chest, my heart squeezed and went into rapid rhythm. I turned to nudge Stuart. “Babe,” I said as I kept nudging. “Babe…I just felt a huge gush.” His eyes opened slowly as he […]
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The Hospital Birth of My First – Part 1: When my son went overdue
I wanted to feel nothing. As I plunged my hands into a bowl full of ice water, I remembered in high school when I electively took ice baths after track practice and how the shocking, debilitating cold almost urged me to vomit. This was different. This was worse. I needed my hands numb. I needed to […]
The baby down the hall.
It’s becoming more and more rare for me to find time to take a nice long soak in the bath these days. In fact, it’s becoming more and more likely that the day’s time has run out, and I slip into bed with unruly, unwashed hair and PJs from the night before. However, last night, […]