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Two Years Ago

Dear Munchkin, For the last few months, I’ve been thinking back to what our lives were like two years ago. You were 22 months old, the same age Peanut is now. I was pregnant with him, about 7 months along. … 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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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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