Tag Archives: high risk pregnancy

Try, try again

Now that your firstborn is getting older and you feel like you have gotten the hang of motherhood (finally!), you might be ready to expand your family once again. But, after months of negative pregnancy tests, you begin to wonder: … Continue reading

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Taking a chance: The birth of Rylee, Saydee and Liam

This story actually begins years ago in the summer of 2011 when my wife, Ratana, and I got married. After our wedding, we tried right away to have children. Unfortunately, it wasn’t easy. For the next year and a half, we tried every trick … Continue reading

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Worth waiting for: The birth of Halo

I remember sitting there and thinking, What have I gotten myself into? I can’t do this! I know that women do it every day, but I’m not them! I sat there clutching my best friend Melissa’s hand who, as I … Continue reading

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How we survived: The birth of Jackson

What I remember, I remember in flashes. They are bright and distinct and some are so visceral they rend open my heart. Even now, I lie in bed and unspool the memories like so much thread: how close we came … Continue reading

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A precious gift: The birth of Bryson

My pregnancy started like any other, morning sickness galore on top of cravings. Everything was going great until I went in for the quad screening to test for Down Syndrome. Later that day I received a call from my doctor … Continue reading

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A shocking surprise: The birth of Caleb

If someone had told me that at the age of 35 I would be having another child, I would have laughed hysterically. The thought of having another child after having two teenage boys (Alexander, 17 and Brandon, 14) at home … Continue reading

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Week 31: High risk

“I’m sorry that I’m such a complicated case,” I half teased my doctor as she directed me to lay down on the exam table to measure my stomach.  We listened to the baby’s heartbeat at the clinic, where I came … Continue reading

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