February 2008

In which the player to be named later is named

10 February 2008 Ah, me boys

I’ve told the story here before about how when Tristan was born almost six years ago, although we knew his first name from the time we found out we were having a boy, we had some trouble deciding on what to do for a surname. Beloved and I couldn’t leave the hospital until we completed […]

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My first one-handed post

9 February 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Wow!!! Thank you all for your sweet words – Beloved and the family and I are as delighted by your joy as we are by the newest little member of our family. It will take a while for me to reorient myself to mothering a newborn (it’s harder than I remember!) but I so loved […]

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TAAADAAAA!!!

8 February 2008 Postcards from my uterus

HE’S HERE! 10lbs. 1oz and 23 inches long.  All done without the aid of an epidural. Take a look.

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Friday’s child is loving and giving

8 February 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Just one last post before we head out to the hospital for the induction! The hospital called to have us come in for 7:30, but when I called the student midwife she called the hospital back to delay it until 8:30 to give the other midwife time to sleep after their long day yesterday. Just […]

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Liveblogging labour – part five

7 February 2008 Postcards from my uterus

The midwife has come and gone. One of my favourite memories of this labour, if not this entire pregnancy, will likely be Tristan and Simon, clad in their pyjamas, creeping down the stairs to see what the midwife was doing, and having them and Beloved sitting on the floor together across the room, listening to […]

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Liveblogging labour – part four

7 February 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Okay, seriously? This has to be one of the weirdest labours ever. I was just playing Wii Bowling with the boys, trying to stimulate some contractions (hey, it’s not in the literature as a contraction-inducer, but you never know!) when the student midwife called. My new primary midwife is on her way home from the […]

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Liveblogging labour – part three

7 February 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Coming up on 4 pm, seven hours since my water started breaking (and breaking, and breaking). It was a nice, quiet afternoon but now everyone is home. Beloved and Tristan are playing The Incredibles on the computer, Simon is watching TVO Kids and I’m wondering exactly when the contractions will begin in earnest. There have […]

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Liveblogging labour – part two

7 February 2008 Postcards from my uterus

If only you could have seen me. I got annoyed at the lack of contractions (two between 11:30 and 12:00, then nothing) so I decided I was going to take the dog for a walk. But, I’m leaking like friggin’ Niagara Falls. So I took a page from Ingrid and Allison’s book and stuck a […]

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Liveblogging labour – part one

7 February 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Okay, so my concentration is a little shot and I keep wandering back to the computer after every half task or so. I’m all by myself here, and not doing anything productive anyway — might as well keep y’all posted! First, I forgot how much I hate the leaking. Hate. The. Leaking. I can’t concentrate […]

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Sploosh!

7 February 2008 Postcards from my uterus

Hey, guess what? Breaking news – or should that be breaking water? I’m leaking. Really leaking. A lot! Even women gestating elephant calves don’t have *these* kind of bladder control issues! Waiting for the midwife to call back… still no contractions. And you know why my water is breaking as we speak? Because tonight is […]

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