Archive for April, 2006


Friday, April 21st, 2006

This afternoon we took a family walk to a nearby park. We try to do this several times a week as it gives AC and me a chance to talk while Sam rides quietly strapped to AC’s chest. As we strolled around the periphery of the park, knee-deep in some weighty discussion, I misjudged a […]

Epilogue: Afterbirth

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Sam’s birth and the subsequent drama, largely detailed at, taught me a lesson that apparently I am still not done learning in my 35 years: things don’t always go the way I hope, plan, or expect. I had an easy, trouble-free pregnancy and yet it turned out that my baby was IUGR (Intrauterine growth […]

Episode Six: Showtime!

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

The entire atmosphere of the room changes. Nurses and support staff come out of nowhere. Two large bubble lights in the ceiling come on. Someone adjusts the bed so that I am sitting up, and there is a birth platform below me. In all the commotion I am dimly aware of a small cart being […]