Thaddeus’s Birth Story

I put off writing this story for almost a year.  As I write this, it is just two days until Thaddeus’s first birthday.  I struggled with how to write this story, because it’s not the story I thought I would tell.  Thaddeus’s birth brought things to the surface for me that I had never faced…

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…