April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

Birth

The birth of Cecilia, part 2

Read part 1. We arrived at the hospital at about 8:30, which, in case you were wondering, is Elliot’s bedtime. Appropriately, he was dressed in his pajamas. I had a few contractions in the parking lot, lobby, elevator and hallways of the hospital. I think at one point Elliot said, “Hurry up, Mama!” As we […]

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The birth of Cecilia, part 1

I awoke on the morning of Thursday, April 19, 2012, wondering if it would be “the day.” Actually, I had been waking up every morning with that exact thought for at least a couple weeks. Given that I was six days past my due date, I was definitely ready for Baby Girl Henry to make […]

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Life is a song … even during labor

In preparation for Cecilia’s arrival, I read books about natural birth, did Kegels to strengthen my perineum and met with my doula to discuss my birth plan. While these were helpful strategies, I knew, thanks to my experiences with my first baby, that plans do not always play out the way one thinks. Before Elliot […]

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A special blessing baby

Two years ago, in the spring of 2010, Mike and I decided we would start trying to have another baby. On April 15, 2010, I had a hormonal intra-uterine device (IUD) removed, setting us up for what I assumed would be a quick path to getting pregnant. If you’ve followed my blog during recent months, […]

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