The Day (4 of 4)

Blessing: Julie, our doula at Peace and Birth September 4: It was just after midnight, and my epidural was administered about 30 minutes prior. The rush of pain relief and overall body relief was like nothing else. I was blissed out. I could still feel the contractions but I also felt totally and utterly relaxed.Continue reading “The Day (4 of 4)”

The Day (3 of 4)

Blessing: it sounds silly but the veggie burgers and fries at P. Terry’s September 3: After the first round of Pitocin, I got a one-hour break and was able to eat. Then we started round two. I only went up to 22 units this time when the doctor decided to give it a rest. UltimatelyContinue reading “The Day (3 of 4)”

The Day (2 of 4)

Blessing: my husband for demonstrating real love everyday September 2: So it was just after midnight, and almost immediately I was uncomfortable and in pain from the Cervidil. I writhed in pain all night and got very little sleep. Furthermore the monitors strapped around my stomach were very sensitive, and every time I moved, AaydenContinue reading “The Day (2 of 4)”

The Day (1 of 4)

Blessing: my rockstar husband for always thinking of food! Words matter. I care about how I tell a story. I take a great amount of time to write and read and then re-read what I write to make sure it conveys exactly what I want to say. I mentioned in my last post that IContinue reading “The Day (1 of 4)”

Baby Emma

Blessing: my sister just gave birth to her first child, Emma Elizabeth. My sister, Brianna, went into labor two weeks before her due date. That’s not very common for a first-time mother. So I received a text from her around 10pm last Tuesday that said she was having “uncomfortable contractions” and she think she’s goingContinue reading “Baby Emma”