Labor and birth

Nov 16, 2012
Two days before Evelyn’s birth, I found Charlotte sitting at a table drawing pictures for “her” baby when I picked her up at preschool.  Sa maitresse, her teacher, told me that she had asked Charlotte about the baby a couple hours →MORE...

Nov 09, 2012
Evelyn Ruby was born at 7:57pm last night.  She is 20.75 inches long, weighs 7 pounds 15 ounces, and is nursing like a champ =)  Charlotte is in love with “her” baby and we’re all over the moon.  We are spending →MORE...

Around breakfast this morning, my labor stalled.  The contractions became less intense and moved into my back. So I took a shower.  When I was laboring to deliver Charlotte, my contractions were coming along at ten minutes apart when I decided →MORE...

Nov 07, 2012
At nine o’clock last night, the first contraction hit.  It took my breath away.  One part of my brain leapt with excitement, delighting at the opportunity to meet this child who squirms within. The other part of my brain thought OH →MORE...

Oct 26, 2012
I am so close to delivering this baby that I can FEEL it.  Literally.  In the form of three thousand Braxton-Hicks contractions a day and unyielding heartburn and a pubic bone that is so fantastically bruised I cannot move without pain. →MORE...