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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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back in the saddle

I started working again this week. I’m three days in and feel like we’re going to survive. Back in April, I was in the middle of some projects when I was suddenly summoned to the hospital to have my second … Continue reading

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Three Months – 7/22

Little EMM is 9 lbs 13 oz now. She has climbed her way up to the 5th percentile in weight for her age. She is no longer on the preemie charts at all. She is getting rolls and chub, and … Continue reading

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Here and there

I go back to work in two weeks. Can’t even wrap my mind around what that will be like. I will be able to work exclusively from home for at least the next little while so that is a huge … Continue reading

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