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Week 40: Falling for Vivian Jayne

Since birthing my first baby two years ago, I have realized an important fact about babies. They know lots of profound things when they are born: like how to yell. And poop. And look generally adorable. What they don’t know … Continue reading

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Week 39: Celebrating life

This past Saturday marks my 39th week of pregnancy, but, honestly, for the past month it hasn’t been a countdown to my due date that has been the most preeminent date in my mind. Instead, I’ve been counting upwards, at … Continue reading

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Week 38: Ready or not

It’s funny how things change from one pregnancy to the next. As my due date looms ever nearer (just 12 more days to go!), my attitude and actions towards the big day this time around couldn’t be more different than … Continue reading

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Fixed and dilated

I blame George Clooney. Not for the big things like world hunger, global warming, and acid washed jeans. No. I blame him for E.R. reruns. It’s his fault for making me watch them. If I hadn’t been so intrigued by … Continue reading

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Week 15: Year of the snake

Jubilant fails to describe how excited I was when I found out our baby was due in October. That is my favorite month, by far. The colorful foliage, the not-too-hot/not-too-cold weather, the impending slew of holidays one right after the … Continue reading

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The final week

Life is chock full of special moments, but very few moments are accurately deemed “life-changing.” It is understandably a rare distinction, and one reserved for truly significant circumstances. After all, if a guy were to categorize every mundane experience as … Continue reading

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Baby waiting

Spring has come, and my wife has been noticing that several of her friends are having their babies. Babies are everywhere. I have not seen these babies, but my wife swears that she sees their pictures on Facebook. Most of … Continue reading

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Intense, beautiful, awesome: The birth of Wren

Although I knew that the average first time mom gives birth around 41 weeks, I couldn’t help but be disappointed when my due date, December 22, came and went and I was still pregnant. My belly was growing larger each … Continue reading

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Past due

One of the most common questions a pregnant woman is asked after announcing she has a baby on the way is “When are you due?” And the askers are not often looking for a roundabout answer. They want a specific … Continue reading

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