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Ebb and Flow

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, My work is the kind that ebbs and flows. Sometimes, things are pretty calm and I may have some down time. Other times, it’s a mad rush to a deadline and I may have to work … 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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Dear Munchkin and Peanut, While Daddy and I were still long-distance dating, I came to visit him the weekend of Superbowl XXXIX. He told me we would be going to a Superbowl party at the home of some of his … Continue reading

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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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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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