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The first day of Summer, a birth story

My second daughter Summer was late. I mean really late. I should have known that she would be; Gemma was eight days late. I guess my little ones like the womb. Either that or my body is missing the gene that initiates labor. Summer was to be induced on June 28th, eight days after her [...]


Welcome, Winter

At around 35 weeks I became fearful that my water would break in bed, we’d spend 48 hours in the hospital, and come home to a bed soaked in bodily fluids. It didn’t matter to me that there was less than a 10% chance that my water would actually break in bed. Or anywhere else [...]

Our first family photo

A Complicated Pregnancy – Our Journey to Meet Little Lion – Part 3

My pregnancy had already been complicated (read part 1 and part 2 for more about that), so at the end of my 33rd week when I lost what appeared to be my mucus plug followed by leaking of some clear liquid, I turned to Doctor Google. Some websites said that before 35 weeks you should [...]


Chocolate Baby’s Birth Story

On June 17th, Drake and I went to what would be my last OBGYN visit for Chocolate Baby. Drake has come with me to every visit for Chocolate Baby and loves seeing the baby on the screen. The previous week I was 2 cm dilated and my doctor and Mr Chocolate were sure I wouldn’t make [...]


Magic Baby’s Birth Story, Part II

The birth of my baby was an amazing moment in my life. I learned so much about who I am and the love I am capable of. I also learned about my own strength and resolve. Part II of Magic Baby’s birth story has more to do with me than with her. After she was [...]


Magic Baby’s Birth Story Part I

This has taken a little while to write, as it probably comes as no surprise to any Hellobee reader that being a mom is time consuming! I’m glad I was able to get it down though, as the birth of my daughter was a tremendous moment in my life. My April 24 due date came [...]


Baby Owl was born. And then…

I had Baby Owl on a Monday. We expected to go home on Wednesday. But that’s not how it worked out. We didn’t leave the hospital until Saturday. I can safely say that my delivery was a wonderful experience. Labor was hard work. It was a rollercoaster of physical and mental anguish and joy. But [...]

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