Amelie’s Birth Story, Part 4: Finally.

Amelie's Birth Story, Part 4: Finally. It's interesting to me the fascination we {as humans} have with the "Why?" of things. A life is cut short, a dream is lost, there's a deviation from what's good, right, "supposed to happen," and suddenly everyone's whispering or at least wondering, "Why?" "I just don't get it. What… Continue reading Amelie’s Birth Story, Part 4: Finally.

Amelie’s Birth Story, Part 3: A second look.

Amelie's Birth Story, Part 3: A Second Look. 12 Mar, 2011 I know the question you want to ask me. You want to ask me if I'd change it. Well, I have an honest answer. I wouldn't. 65+ hours of labor with no medication, posterior position causing intense back pain, only to end up with… Continue reading Amelie’s Birth Story, Part 3: A second look.

Amelie’s Birth Story, Part 1: The Facts.

Amelie's Birth Story, Part 1. The Facts. In timeline format. EXACTLY as written in my birth journal pages... {With the exception that names of midwife & others at labor are changed to their "duties."} As recorded first by me, then others, during my labor. In italics, I will do my best to fill any interesting… Continue reading Amelie’s Birth Story, Part 1: The Facts.

Warrior Woman

BEWARE: Long post. I've been attending this cool workshop for the last few weeks. I have the privilege of being in the same room with some of the coolest women & hearing them share their hearts for a few hours each week. It's pretty terrific. We're talking about some hard things, though, so it's pretty… Continue reading Warrior Woman