April Moments

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

Birth

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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End-of-pregnancy waiting

Tomorrow is my due date. There were a few days a couple weeks back when I thought I might not make it to April 13. Always in the back of my mind, though, was the reminder that Elliot was born 10 days after his due date. Obviously, having early babies is not my thing. When […]

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