Monthly Archives: January 2013

Munchkin: An Easy Pregnancy

Dear Munchkin, I loved being pregnant with you. As pregnancies go, it was pretty easy. I didn’t experience much nausea, though I did have a little trouble with gagging when I brushed my teeth. Once I figured out the cause-and-effect … Continue reading

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How the Creighton Model Saves Lives

Dear Munchkin, I hope by the time you read this it doesn’t embarrass you to know that Daddy and I use a form of natural family planning called the Creighton Model. I was skeptical at first. I had heard the … Continue reading

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Revisiting Inspiration

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, A friend recently announced she is expecting a baby. It returned my thoughts to one of the reasons I began keeping this record for you. I felt my mother’s loss most keenly when I was preparing … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Lutheran Godparents

Dear Munchkin, We were planning your Baptism before you were born, carefully considering who we would ask to be your sponsors. We settled pretty quickly on asking Aunt B and Uncle P to be your Lutheran Godparents. Aunt B and … Continue reading

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Searching for Answers at Midnight

Dear Munchkin, You woke up last night a little before 11 p.m., writhing in pain. Daddy and I immediately suspected an ear infection. This is your first, but we learned with Peanut’s that ear infections sometimes arise in conjunction with … Continue reading

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I can hear the things you’re dreamin’ about

Dear Munchkin, Daddy and I have observed some interesting behavior. Sometimes you call out for us at night, though you are sleeping soundly when we check on you. Sometimes you whimper or complain “I don’t WANT to” at random, or … Continue reading

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Silhouettes

Two figures in a comfortably dark room. Just enough light creeps around their silhouettes, like faint haloes. A humidifier hums, underscoring the loud, snotty breathing of a child. Staccato coughs. The pungent aroma of menthol. Skin caresses skin. Dear Munchkin, … Continue reading

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