Archive for February, 2006

Episode Three: The Last Day

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

The sun was bright and warm when we left the midwives office. I wanted to freeze that moment. Three hours was not enough time to stare into AC’s eyes, to hold hands, to walk up the leaf-crunchy trail on Wopsy Mountain, to sit and breathe in the enormity of what we had done, and what […]

Episode Two: The Bloody Show Must Go On

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Mother- and Father-to-be sat there stunned. A baby this weekend? Now? It was as though they had failed to understand that a baby was the usual outcome of nine months of pregnancy. Then what was the point of all the morning sickness, fatigue, weight gain, oh yeah and the kicking, fluttering, heartbeating being inside? “Well, […]

SamStory: Episode One

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

It seems to be fashionable nowadays for new parents to write a birth story, just as it’s become de rigueur for parents-to-be to compose a birth plan. A birth plan is supposed to help keep everyone—mom, dad, nurses, doctors, midwives—on the same page as far as what the pregnant lady does and does not want […]

One Year Ago Today

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

It was a Tuesday. I remember that because I did not have to go to class that day. I awoke long before my husband, saw what day it was, and took the test in the bathroom. A very faint plus sign. So faint that I left the stick on the bathroom vanity and trotted over […]