Down (and in) to Earth…

I love when things are clean. Fresh linens, spotless floor, all trash taken out; crisp, clear water for swimming or dipping in toes, new car (or in my case, the two dollar “new car smell” tree we can afford), crystal clear windows, pleasant aromas that don’t involve diapers, perfect counter tops and equally clean stove [...]

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The Baby Who Saved My Life… A Conclusion

I should have gone home that Friday night or Saturday....  I should have been enjoying Easter Sunday with our Pascha basket and our wonderful community of friends... I should have been trying on those new little newborn outfits and hats and taking pictures.... I should have been cuddling him that whole time, as normal births [...]

The Baby Who Saved My Life, Part VII… “Saturday, In The Tomb”

Tick... tock... tick........... tooooocckkk ...... Second by second, I focused on the second hand of the hospital room clock. If I looked away from it for the slightest second, it seemed to jump up and down, or the second hand would skip half a minute... I was hallucinating. I could barely talk at this point, [...]

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 IV

The early morning was surreal. The night before, I couldn’t sleep, mainly because I was afraid I would miss the alarm, and I didn’t want to miss my scheduled induction at 37 weeks pregnant. I was feeling somewhat joyful, but out of myself... like this was “another me” going through the motions of another birth. [...]