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NICU Check Up

My First Born Cub

It was eight o’clock in the morning on a cool Monday morning, late in January. Mr. Bear was sleeping peacefully beside me because he had worked the night shift. That meant that I was up at two in the morning instead of blissfully asleep because if we had gone to bed any sooner, his entire […]


Happy Birthday, Little Oats

On a Wednesday morning in August, I woke up at 5:00 am with a series of mild contractions. Nothing horrible, but just enough that I knew something was happening. I attempted to fall back asleep, but shortly after, realized that the contractions were coming fast — every 2.5 to 3 minutes. A bath helped a […]

Baby Pencil’s birth story part 2!

After Mr. Pencil and I had our “moment” together, the nurses came in and set up my legs on stirrups. I thought stirrups weren’t really used anymore, but since my legs were pretty numb (yet movable) they put me up and the doctor came in. I was pretty surprised how dark the room was! The […]


Baby Pencil’s birth story

It all started towards the end of March when I became extremely antsy to get the show on the road. I was bouncing on my yoga ball, drinking the 3rd trimester raspberry leaf tea around the clock, and trying to do every trick in the book to get the baby out. Why? Because I hadn’t been […]


Birth Day Photography

I mentioned in my last post about Baby Sea Otter that we were fortunate enough to have a photographer there to capture his birth. It was an extremely emotional moment for all of us – for me and Otter Pop who have had to overcome so many hurdles to finally become parents, and Aimee and […]


Bunny Tales: Julia’s Birth Story

While I was pregnant I read so many birth stories and found every single one of them helpful in some way, so it’s my hope that this will help someone else. My induction was set for a Friday morning at 6 am. I was 41 weeks pregnant, and I could hardly sleep that night. Nerves […]


Aidan’s Story

It’s been a while, but I wanted to update and give the details on the birth of our son, Aidan, aka Baby Sea Otter. During an elective ultrasound at 34 weeks, we discovered that Baby Sea Otter was breech. This was a huge surprise for all of us. Our surrogate Aimee had all of her […]

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