Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Birth Story

Dr. Stenman left around 9:30 pm. Other than calling my husband and sister and spinning contractions, I have no concrete memory after Dr. Stenman left until the nurses’ shift change at 11 pm. I helped Cathy fill ________ (she was … Continue reading

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Prepping for Birth, Part 3

Where were we.  Dr. H came in. I told him I wasn’t noticing contractions at all. Like the pitocin wasn’t even on. (Until today, I still have no idea if contractions were registering on the monitor and I wasn’t noticing … Continue reading

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Prepping for Birth, Part 2

Jolene was my first L&D nurse. Yes, she is named after the Dolly Parton song. She was also very pregnant. 37 weeks, she said. Her second baby. She was so much more pregnant than me. She asked if I wanted … Continue reading

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Prepping for Birth, Part 1

I already wrote about being summoned to the hospital. Now I’m going to fill in some details of that day. If no one else read this, that’s okay. I want to remember. Someday I will write – maybe a poem … Continue reading

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