April Moments

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


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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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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The one-of-each mentality

I didn’t originally plan on following up on last week’s blog. After a few interesting Facebook comments from other moms, however, I decided to elaborate on one point I made. Perhaps I am overly sensitive or over-reactive, but I am always surprised at the opinions, and sometimes rudeness, pregnancy can bring out in observers. In […]

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