The Baby Who Saved My Life… “The Day the Sun Rose”

They kept going back and forth... “yes, we can transfer you, no we can’t...” The “can’t” and the “you’ll stay here forever” seemed more powerful with each cancelling of letting me get to a regular hospital room, and each time they changed their minds because of my condition, my heart sunk further. But the “can’t” [...]

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The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part VI “Good Friday, and My Descent Into Hell”

Suddenly, the stalled atmosphere of “random refugee mother trying to be near her newborn” morphed into a flurry of urgent activity.... Hospital bracelets were being strapped onto my arms, I was tattooed with heart monitors and bandaids, had several IV entry points and vial after uncountable vial of blood taken, wires, monitors.... and voices saying [...]

The Baby Who Saved My Life… “The Day They Took My Baby”

In the small nursery meant for healthy babies, I found him. I rushed for him like a mother who had found her baby who’d been missing for twenty years, when, in fact, it had only been two hours. But a lot can happen in two hours. Now, many parents I know have had babies who [...]

The Baby Who Saved My Life… Part III

One trimester had come and gone. We approached Christmas Season with more nervousness than excitement this time. Blizzard after blizzard blended with virus after virus that hammered our family. My husband worked out of town, and while the job sustained us for a short time, the four and a half hour commute one way took [...]

The Mission of the Baby (Bump)

I've always been outgoing. In fact, I've had to tone it down in recent years so that I could actually get things done.  I've been known to make friends with the cashier (and therefore hold up the irritated line), to have complete counseling sessions in the produce section, to "catch up with a dear friend" [...]