Category Archives: Pregnancy

Open Letter to Senator Pat Toomey: Who Will Pay for NICU Babies?

March 8, 2017 Dear Senator Toomey, Usually I hand-write letters so you don’t think I’m copying and pasting from some source online, but I type faster than I write, and I’d like to tell you a personal story that’s very … Continue reading

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Vaginal vs. C-Section: Celebrity Smackdown

OK, not so much “celebrity” as “me,” and not so much “smackdown” as “how my experiences compared,” but that’s hardly an interesting headline. And now, for the disclaimers: I am not recommending one method over the other for anyone. Both … Continue reading

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A Little Wallow in My Tea, Please.

This morning, around 6:30 AM, as I was inserting the blue sucker of hate up my newborn preemie’s teeny, tiny, stuffed-up nose, inhaling what smelled suspiciously like burnt oatmeal in the slow cooker, and fighting to keep my eyes open, … Continue reading

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Two and Through

Early on day two of my bedrest, a perinatal specialist came in to consult with me. He was positive about my stability, confident that I would make it to the 48-hour mark, and hoped I would even get in another … Continue reading

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Bringing Home Baby

At long last, I have a moment to post the latest update from Mission Control: we have two babies in the house. One’s snoozing in her crib and the other’s getting a bath. And Mommy’s enjoying a microsecond of blogging … Continue reading

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