After our daughter was born, it was surreal. It felt a lot like babysitting. Like someone else more responsible was going to pick her up to take her home. Like I wasn’t really her mom.
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I’ve been fascinated by babies ever since I can remember. In high school, we had to take a Home-Ec course where we took home an electronic baby for the weekend that cried when it’s needs weren’t met. I could not wait for it to be my turn. I was that girl. I loved every second […]
I was digging into a new book that a fellow mama encouraged me and a few other girlfriends to read, and as I opened the introduction the writer started talking about the day she became a mom. She spoke about a seven-pound baby that was placed on her chest. And, then an overwhelming feeling of love […]
We are so thankful to our UCHealth OB/GYN partner, Charles Lalonde, MD, for taking time to answer our important questions submitted by our community of moms regarding VBAC.
This is only what I imagine my husband is thinking, what I believe he would confess as I grow our third child during the first trimester. We’ve been here before, after all. And I know we can do it again. I’ve kissed her cheeks two times now. It’s pushing the time I need to head out […]
“I want to be a firefighter and a mom.” This was the response scrawled under the question of, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” on my preschool ‘Who I Am’ poster. Somewhere along the way, the firefighter dream dwindled off, but the mom dream stuck. Becoming a mom […]
When you give birth, I’m convinced that there is absolutely no way to be prepared for the overwhelming love you feel for that fresh, tiny – or maybe not so tiny…bless you – human. The moment they first handed me my 6 lb, 9 oz little boy, I was downright giddy. Deliriously giddy. As in, […]
He was 1 pound, 11 ounces – the tiniest human I had ever seen. Our micro-preemie. His body was the size of a vending-machine soda bottle with a tennis-ball head perched on top. Matchstick fingers and toes wiggled madly. Waiting for Contact I saw him for roughly 30 seconds before a huge Neonatal Intensive Care Unit […]
I usually love sorting through the pile of mail that accumulates while I’ve been away from home. This time was different. After returning from a Thanksgiving trip, complete with road closures due to icy conditions, I hurriedly flipped through the collected mail. It was waiting for me near the bottom of the pile – the […]