Elijah’s Birth Story

We learned we were expecting Elijah on a cold morning in January. I had told Dan the night before over dinner at Buca di Beppo that I thought I could be pregnant. I had to run to the bathroom every ten minutes to pee, and that only happened when I’d either consumed large amounts of…

Hannah’s Birth Story

Hannah’s birth story began eighteen months ago with the birth of my son Silas.  Although I had prepared for his birth using the Hypnobabies home study program, I had done a poor job of managing my diet, getting exercise during the pregnancy, and doing what I could to get him into a good position for…

Silas’ Birth Story

My pressure waves began around 11:30 on Sunday morning. I casually mentioned it to Dan, not wanting to get my hopes up too much, although I had been walking a lot to try to move him down so I could avoid the induction my doctor had scheduled for me on Tuesday night. We went to lunch at friend’s…