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College connections and cord complications: The birth of Aiden
College connections and cord complications: The birth of Aiden

Written by: Beth April 17 2011 It was three o' clock in the morning when I jumped out of bed to the sensation of a large water balloon popping between my legs. I yelled at my husband to get up, even though we had just gone to bed a couple hours before. I took a […]

House hunting and husband hurrying: The birth of Taylor
House hunting and husband hurrying: The birth of Taylor

Written by: Dorothy April 12 2011 The day before my daughter was born, I went house hunting with my mom, climbing in and out of the back of a Jeep 72 times. My dad had recently and miraculously gotten a new job 30 minutes from us when I was eight and a half months pregnant. […]

Water and warmth: The birth of Lohi
Water and warmth: The birth of Lohi

Written by: Ryann April 10 2011 Just 5 days before Christmas, I awakened at 3:00 a.m. with lower back aches and cramps, feeling unsure as to whether or not I was actually in labor. I had been experiencing this feeling off and on for the last few days so I ambled out to the couch, […]

Milkshakes and hamburgers: The birth of Sophia
Milkshakes and hamburgers: The birth of Sophia

Written by: Neely April 05 2011 “Make sure you eat a good dinner before you come—check in time is at 8 p.m.,” said the cheerful voice on the other end of the line. I hung up the phone, feeling like I’d just booked a room for a weekend get away, but what I’d actually done […]

The birth of Rosie Mae
The birth of Rosie Mae

Written by: Rachel April 03 2011 It was five days past my due date, and my husband and I had spent the majority of the afternoon focused on some mild cramping I was experiencing, hoping that it would get more intense and frequent so that we could justify leaving for the hospital. We walked around […]

Babies who come early
Babies who come early

Written by: P&N April 01 2011 Several of our Birth Day contributors experienced the whirlwind of premature birth. Here are their stories. “I was told there was simply no time for any sort of pain medication and that they normally give preterm mothers two steroid shots in an attempt to rush the infant’s lung development […]