Monthly Archives: March 2013

Junior’s Birth Story, Part III

If you haven’t read Junior’s Birth Story, Part I, click here… If you haven’t read Junior’s Birth Story, Part II, click here… Wednesday morning, things started getting tough. For one thing, I still hadn’t gotten more than five minutes of … Continue reading

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Junior’s Birth Story, Part II

If you haven’t read Junior’s Birth Story, Part I, click here… By Monday afternoon, Mr. Caffeinated had returned to report that Junior was resting quietly.  He had oxygen tubes up his nose, and a feeding tube down his throat to … Continue reading

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Junior’s Birth Story, Part I

This and the following posts are a combination of Junior’s birth story and my own dealing with it all.  It’s long-winded and opinionated, and I don’t apologize for that.  I’m posting all this in the hopes that it will (a) … Continue reading

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The “real” birth announcement

Hi, Everyone – After a breech c-section and tough recovery in the NICU, we are finally home. Junior 6 lbs. 8 oz. 19 1/2″ long He arrived feet first and kicking, to make sure that we would identify him properly. … Continue reading

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Baby news!

Hi, Everyone – There is news!  Junior has arrived. First, stats:  Born, Monday 7:32 AM.  6 lbs., 8 oz., 19.5″. I won’t put his name online, but if you know Mr. Caffeinated’s first and middle names, it’s a reverse of … Continue reading

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Packing

Zero hour approaches… and the packing for the hospital is nearly complete. Suitcase, check. Pillows, check. Ice chest full of food since the hospital’s is awful, check. Bin of stuff to go along with the ice chest, check. Fresh bread, … Continue reading

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Still Pregnant

Sometimes these lessons on patience are just a little tough to deal with, y’know? The Demolition Squad was handed off to their grandparents on Sunday.  Monday, I had a full day of piano lessons and an evening with the wonderful … Continue reading

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Signs of impending arrival

There are all kinds of places that an expectant mommy can go to get lovely, sentimental pictures taken of their gravid bellies.  These pictures are usually shot with moody lighting and beautiful textures. The resulting works of art are framed or … Continue reading

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Troublemaker

Sometimes I don’t even have to try to cause trouble.  It just finds me.  Particularly when I’m in a medical setting. Last week I had my pre-op registration appointment and final OB visit before the amnio-and-c-section gauntlet.  What should have taken … Continue reading

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Rural Symphony

When Rosebud was born, I packed a couple of cds to play in the hospital. Not music cds.  The downside of being something of a music geek is that I tend to analyze music.  All music.  Anytime.  Which makes it … Continue reading

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