Category Archives: birth
My sweet boy, Wow. It’s been two years since we first looked into each other’s eyes; two years since I first held you in my arms and nuzzled your tiny, newborn nose. How much we’ve both grown since then! Today … Continue reading
Through the fog of sleep, I heard it: A tap-tap-tapping, just on the edge of consciousness. I opened my eyes to a pre-dawn, dark bedroom. Tap-tap-tap, it went again. What the heck…? And then, realization. Fuck. It’s raining. I turned … Continue reading
In honor of the 23 hours Charlie and I spent in labor this year, today we’re going to snooze.
So, the epidural. Getting the epidural was TOUGH, but ultimately worth it. The process took about 20 minutes. They make you hunch over your gigantic, contracting uterus at the edge of the bed, which should be added somewhere as a … Continue reading
So, I’m in natural labor. Hells to the yes. Midwife wanders in about 12:30 a.m. to see if I’ve dilated since my water broke. Nope. Cervix is still closed for business (which confuses me; how did all that water get … Continue reading
About 15 minutes later, we meet what is the first of two-dozen nurses that will assist me during labor, delivery, and recovery. She has me put on one of those sexy hospital gowns and get into bed. It’s 9:30 p.m. … Continue reading