On May 27th, my daughter came two weeks early at 38w2d. I had the intent of working until June 3rd, with an EDD of June 8th. That was not to be. Nor would I attend my friend's wedding or see my boss retire after 40 years of service. My feet were so swollen that work day that I left around 2pm and ju
Last week, I went out to my various networks on Facebook and posted this question: "For those who have had cesarean births, what surprised you or "shook" you the most?" The volume, depth, and breadth of responses from women in all walks of life surprised me. Those who responded agreed to share their
Friday AM: Braxton Hicks...?
I had a feeling. That malaise the day before, the quiet sense to withdraw into the stillness of home, Braxton Hicks that seemed a little less practice and a little more warm up.
On Saturday, February 21, Jack Daniel Joyner (named in part after his great-grandfather, Dan) was born into the loving arms of mother Cara and father Benjamin. He weighed 7lbs 8oz. Baby, Mama, Papa and two older brothers are all doing wonderfully and enjoying the presence of a new little soul. Until
By Briana Padilla, El Paso, TX
I'm stationed in Texas and don't have my family close by to give me all the support I needed. So from the time I shared the news of my pregnancy with my mom, she had encouraged me to buy a Lamaze book and take a Lamaze class to obtain the confidence I needed.