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Munchkin’s Birth Story, Part 3: Immediate Postpartum

Dear Munchkin, You entered the world at 2:03 a.m., and Dr. M immediately showed you to Daddy. He proudly announced “it’s a girl!” — a surprise for all of us since we’d chosen to wait to learn your gender. The … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Birth Story, Part 2: Labor

Dear Munchkin, I have to start this part of the story with the caveat that much of it is blurry for me. I am relying on Daddy’s Twitter feed and our doula’s records for any sense of timing. Our doula, … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Birth Story, Part 1: Induction

Dear Munchkin, Daddy and I arrived at the regular 8 a.m. 38-week appointment knowing we were starting with an ultrasound that day. Because Dr. M had been unable to determine if you were head-down the previous week, she wanted a … Continue reading

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Preparing for Munchkin’s Arrival

Dear Munchkin, I had always assumed I would want a pretty medical birth, though I never thought of it that way. I thought it was just “normal” to have an epidural, or maybe even a planned C-section. I used to … 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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