Archive for tag 'birth story'


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 [...]


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 [...]

mr. owl and baby owl

Seven things not to say to your wife when she’s in labor: A birth story.

Well, Baby Owl has arrived. My water broke at about four o’clock in the morning on May 20th. Well, I should say, it started at about four o’clock in the morning on the 20th. It wasn’t like in the movies, where pregnant women’s water breaks with one great gush. Rather, my water continued “breaking” until the baby [...]


My Birth Story and Giving Birth Again

Lately I have been having all kinds of dreams about what Chocolate Baby’s birth will be like. I guess my subconscious mind is trying to prepare me for the idea.  It’s also brought back all the memories I have of Drake’s birth, so I thought I would share that story now as well, as my worries about [...]

Mr. Train after cutting Nicholas' umbilical cord

Becoming a mother of three, my twin birth story.

There were several false starts to the birth of my twins. As I wrote in a past post, I was monitored very closely throughout my whole pregnancy. At 34.5 weeks my blood pressure went up and my pre-eclampsia was getting worse. There were some concerns on the heart monitors so I was sent to the hospital. [...]

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