Archive | July, 2013

We’ll Induce Labor Monday? Reconciling My Expectations With My Reality

25 Jul

Syringe

Monday night at 6PM, I’ll check into the hospital and my doctors will chemically induce labor. There is a chance I could go into labor on my own like I wanted to, but that chance is getting slimmer and slimmer with every tick of the clock. When I drafted my birth plan, I was aware […]

41 Years Grateful

20 Jul

Birthday Cupcake Candle

Thursday I turned 41. I spent the morning thinking about how neat it is that we as a species celebrate birthdays–that this one day out of the last 365 is special to the people who love me because that was the day I was born. It made me feel grateful to be alive, and to […]

I Don’t Want My Pregnancy To End

11 Jul

Have I Mentioned I Don't Want My Pregnancy To End

I’m 36 and a half weeks pregnant today. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been feeling a tugging, a sadness as the end of my pregnancy approaches. The feeling is so intense, I have actually thought (a few times)¬†about whether my husband and I could have one more child after this one. Another child would […]


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