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In My Next Life

in my next life i shall be a midwife, catching slippery babies in my arms each day. holding new life in my hands and watching the purplish faces change to red, the first breaths, the first cries. watching miracles happen … Continue reading

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In Vitro Fertilization, My Hero

It’s a chilly March morning in 2005 as I wait for you to become mine. Overland Park Regional’s exam room is so cold that my teeth won’t stop chattering and the hair on my arms stands straight up, a forest of fuzz. Shivering in only a scratchy short-sleeved hospital … Continue reading

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I remember

Until Bird by Bird arrives, I’m using a Leslea Newman book on writing to get me started. One of her first suggestions is to start with the phrase, “I remember.” Just write out whatever comes to mind, and start over … Continue reading

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getting sentimental

look where they started out—-in the NICU with feeding tubes. About 4-5 days old here. this is abby, maybe around 6 months old…. abby (L) and izzy (R) wearing Dan’s 1st Father’s Day present Izzy and me, probably around 4 … Continue reading

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