Two Giraffes: A Birthing Story

“Who’s picking up the Donuts?!” I wondered as the surgeon’s scalpel freed two 30-week old boys from my uterus. It was August, my best friend was in town for the weekend, and I had pre-ordered donuts from The Ginger Snap┬áto┬ácelebrate staying pregnant for four more weeks in the Antepartum wing of Methodist Hospital. Little did…

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Bedpans and Bollywood

I know what you’re thinking, and you don’t have to worry. I wield transparency with discretion, although discretion, much like caution, often gets thrown to the wind. Proceed at your own risk. I have discovered over the last 3 weeks that I was asking all the wrong questions during my highschool/college dating years: “does he…

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The Bedrest Club

I became a member of the Bedrest Club 9 days ago, when a mundane trip to the laundry room got messy. I was 26 weeks pregnant with twin boys and thought “hey, I should just cruise through the rest of this high risk pregnancy stuck in a hospital” (not). So, here I am, doing everything…

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No Fear No Shame

I have long been a fearful person. This is not something I realized or could even own up to until very recently. I have often prided myself in being fearless; bold; daring! Not afraid to try new things! The first to jump in! Perhaps this is so in certain circumstances, but I frequently find myself…

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Date Night, Donuts, and a Meatball Sandwich

Walking crisply through the nighttime lights in downtown Lexington, KY, my husband and I ducked into a pizza parlor seeking shelter from the winter winds and an alternative to our failed reservations at a fancy restaurant up the street. Undeterred by our excitement for the Trans- Siberian Orchestra concert awaiting us in about an hour,…

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Reunions and Magic

I sat just outside of my favorite ice cream parlour in my new pineapple pencil skirt from Anthropologie, anxiously awaiting the arrival of one of my best friends. Two uncoordinated trips just happened to overlap for a little over twelve hours, and we seized the opportunity to re-connect. As soon as I saw her walking…

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Homeless at Heart

In the past four months I have moved three times. Right when a new place begins to feel like home. Right when a sense of community blossoms. Right when you find doctors and hairdressers you love. Right when you finally know where everything is at your local grocery store. Right when an amazing bakery/coffeeshop opens…

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How to Travel Halfway Around the World and Not Kill Your Infant or Yourself

When considering whether or not to embark on a long journey with your infant, walk to the nearest mirror and while looking at yourself intently, ask: “Do I have what it takes?” If tears begin rolling down your cheeks, simply walk away and try again tomorrow. Or, if your flight leaves in two hours, call…

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