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Our Birth Story – how she came with the rain

Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? The day I became a mother started like any other in the last few weeks of pregnancy. But by evening, the rain had begun and I was tentatively excited when the contractions that had been coming and going all week didn’t disappear on me. I spent the last […]

Baby Star Bright

Another month, another baby!

Earlier this week, we welcomed our second baby starfish into the world! We will refer to her as “Baby Star Bright” on Hellobee, not to be confused with her sister, “Baby Star Light.” Baby Star Bright Mr. Starfish and Baby Star Light and I journeyed to our surrogate in Utah on Saturday morning, anxious to […]


Not the birth I had planned

I’ve given birth twice now, and both times were completely different from what I had imagined. Photo by Olivia Gray Photography My pregnancy with Lil Washi three years ago was fairly uneventful. I was terrified the whole time after having two miscarriages, but the pregnancy itself went really smoothly. At my 39 week appointment, everything […]

Lill 2

A baby starfish makes her debut!

On Monday afternoon at 3:41PM, we welcomed the first of the Starfish twinblings! We will refer to her as “Baby Star Light” on Hellobee. On Sunday evening, I went in for an induction after Baby Star Light’s growth had become even more restricted. She was born weighing 5 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 19 inches […]


Max’s Birth Story

Max is a year old and some of the details from his first few days are already starting to get hazy. I wanted to document his birth story before the memories get even more distant. While everyone’s experience is unique, when I was pregnant and terrified about going into labor, it was a huge comfort […]

Little Bug’s Birth Story

Little Bug was born in June, 2015 at 5:05 am. This is his flashback birth story. The day I gave birth I was having a lot of contractions, but they weren’t particularly painful — just kind of uncomfortable. I was also losing large chunks of my plug throughout the day. I went about my business and […]

40 weeks

Baby P’s Birth Story

During my third trimester, I thought that I would go into labor before my due date. I started having frequent Braxton hicks when I was 34 weeks. By the time I hit 37 weeks, I was having real contractions daily. My OB checked my cervix for the first time at my 37 week appointment and […]

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