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Week 19: Let me eat cake

This baby is already working in sync with my other two children—one from the inside and the other two from the outside—to give me a serious run for my money. So much so, that with 20 weeks of incubation time … Continue reading

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Week 29: Hospital tour

I had the opportunity to tour the hospital in which I’ll be giving birth in just a few months. For anyone who is given the chance to do the same, I highly recommend it. Not only will you be able … Continue reading

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Au naturale: The birth of Jack Bennett

The story of our first born’s birth is one that I will never forget. We were so excited to meet this baby we had so anxiously been waiting for. We opted not to find out what gender we were having—so … Continue reading

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A change of plans: The birth of Brooks

I woke up on Saturday, March 10th, at 6 a.m. with a different kind of contraction than I had been experiencing. This was a pain in my lower back that took my breath away every ten minutes. There was no … Continue reading

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Sweet relief: the birth of Luke Rosario

Since trying to conceive, I read every book, magazine, and blog to prepare myself for being happy pregnant and delivering a healthy baby. I exercised and ate clean, all while closely monitoring my Lupus to ensure my baby had the … Continue reading

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Right on time: The birth of Ronan Jon

I was feeling quite discouraged as my due date loomed and my latent labor showed no signs of turning into active labor. I spent each day working out, taking a long power walk, sitting on my birth ball, reading while … Continue reading

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Father’s Day present: The birth of Landon Christopher

It was a Friday and I had just finished work. I was due in a week so I was excited to now have this time to rest, relax, get some last minute stuff for the nursery, and spend my last … Continue reading

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Little Prince: the birth of Noah

It was a chilly Sunday morning and the time change had just sent us falling back an hour. Noah was snug as a bug in my belly and two days past his due date. I was awoken by a tinge … Continue reading

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Lighting Fast: The birth of Olive

Scott and I had talked for a few months about starting a family. We decided we were ready, but we weren’t counting the days or timing things perfectly. If it happened, it happened … and it did happen not long … Continue reading

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Change of plans: The birth of Ariana

This story begins with our family of two adults, a dog and soon-to-be daughter making the move to California from Illinois. I was due August 27, 2013. Our house went under contract on the 4th of July with the closing … Continue reading

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Not as expected: The birth of Eleanor Rose

Pretty much every day after 37 weeks, I would wake up and wonder if it was going to be the day we would meet our daughter. Then with each passing day, I got more and more nervous, especially as I … Continue reading

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A cherubic boy: The birth of Silas

I was 40 weeks and 6 days pregnant when I went into the hospital to be induced. I did not want to be induced, and when I thought about the birth of my baby, induction was never in the picture. … Continue reading

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An unexpected miracle: The birth of Matthew

I have three boys. The first was born vaginally and the second one was a C-section. It was pretty much out of my hands because the doctor said that the baby wasn’t dropping. I felt terrible afterwards, and even went … Continue reading

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An early delivery: the birth of Rowan Arthur

Admittedly, I put off some things longer than pre-pregnant me thought I would. Being the anti-procrastinator, I imagined Roo’s nursery would be completely assembled and photo-ready two months before his due date. I assumed I’d have my hospital bag ready … Continue reading

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A different plan: The birth of Ava

First let me say that I could write an entire post on my frustration in the last couple weeks of pregnancy. I was definitely blessed with a smooth experience overall (minus heartburn and the inability to sleep), but I truly … Continue reading

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Just our family of three: The birth of Olive Kate

Dear Olive Kate, I can’t believe that it’s already been 8 weeks since you were born.  We are so lucky to be your parents; what did we do before you joined our family? Here is your birth story: We had an … Continue reading

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Bless his little heart: The birth of Asher

Monday, October 1, we called the hospital and they told us to come in at 7:15 p.m. for our scheduled medical inducement. You were originally due on September 24, but there was no sign of you coming! We were anxious … Continue reading

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Pointers from the pros

Obstetricians, midwives, doulas … these men and women devote their careers to helping mothers welcome healthy babies into the world. And between professional training and ample hands-on experience, it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about labor … Continue reading

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Close to my heart: The birth of Luke

I’ve really hesitated in sitting down to write a “birth story” for Luke. At the moment he is sound asleep in my arms in the most adorable striped pajama outfit. I want to remember moments like this when he is … Continue reading

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In the reflection: The birth of Vera

I am writing this to document the birth of my first niece, Vera Elizabeth Register, born a healthy 7 lbs., 9 oz., and 20 inches on April 16, 2013. I also am writing to honor my sister’s bravery and to … Continue reading

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Namaste: The birth of Ryan

Looking back on the days leading up to Ryan’s birth, I guess I should have known something was brewing, but I had convinced myself that I was in for the long haul. Based on my weekly midwife appointments, the baby … Continue reading

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Special delivery

Nine months of waiting requires patience enough for most moms-to-be, but mamas who have caesarean births need to save up just a little more emotional fortitude for the impending recovery period. Whether your C-section is scheduled in advance or ends … Continue reading

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An adventure from the start: The birth of Gavin

The birth of Gavin was an adventure that started at about 26 weeks pregnant. It was then that I started having preterm labor, which led to a hospital visit almost every week. At 33 weeks I went into actual labor, … Continue reading

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Standing as a family for the first time: The birth of Mason

My “labor story” started out with what I thought was the stomach flu.  I couldn’t imagine being in labor even though I was two days past my due date, even though I had read so much about it, EVEN though … Continue reading

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Love at last: The birth of Raven Marie

My husband and I have been together for almost four years now, and back when we started dating I was told I would never have kids. Well much to our surprise, a little over two years later we found out … 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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He knew when to come: The birth of Leo

I was due with Leo on November 14th. On November 16th I went to the doctor and found out that my blood pressure was elevated for the third week in a row but this time it was getting close to … Continue reading

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Our beautiful new reality: The birth of Fiona

I had imagined and hoped I would labor and give birth to our daughter at night, and that’s exactly the way it happened. Friday night, February 11, my husband and I were just hanging out at home, watching episodes of … Continue reading

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Lessons from my baby: The birth of Luca

It all started at Scalini’s, the nearby restaurant that was famous for promising labor within two days of eating their eggplant parmesan. When I arrived I was convinced it would work, after seeing the entrance covered in pictures of babies. … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the labor bag

  Imagine for a moment that one twitch of your nose is all it would take to land you with a gentle thud on the other side of baby’s delivery so you could do a little information gathering—you know, see … Continue reading

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