The Passing of the Baby Years

It crept up on me, this wistfulness. A  feeling that these days are slipping away like pearls through my fingers. The way he looks at me and the wiggles settle into stillness. The way his whole face lights up when he smiles, just because I looked at him and said hello. Moments that make my…

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The Scent of Heaven

“And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.“ Luke 2:19, NAB When I went into the hospital on November 30th, I gave myself permission to take it easy for a while. I was supposed to have a whole lot more done before that happened–a proposed table of contents for a new…

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A Half-Month In Pictures

I already wrote Michael’s birth story, but since I did it from the hospital on an iPad, I couldn’t put any pictures with it. Today is picture day: a half-month (almost) of my life, and all of Michael’s: November 30, 2011 Christian killing time as we wait for the walk to the OR, around 8:15…

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Transition #4

I think I’ve been pretty clear that I am not a great housekeeper. Christian’s actually much better at it than I am. For the last ten days while I have languished in the land of pulsox, heart monitors and fluorescent lighting, he was home with the kids, along with people who came to help during…

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Because we really are incapable of having a baby withou drama…

Please welcome Michael Basi, born Nov. 30,2011 at 9:05 pm, 7 lb. 10 oz. He is in the NICU for respiratory troubles. I will post details when I get home or when WordPress decides to interface properly with the iPhone. In the meantime, here’s a photo!

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I Filled The Diaper Drawer. Then I Freaked Out.

They’re so small. You’d think that a mother approaching the birth of her fourth child in seven years (well, 7 ½) wouldn’t be floored by the sheer tininess. But as I pulled out our trusty cloth diapers, counted them, stacked them in the drawer, I couldn’t believe it. Every single baby diaper fit in one…

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Just Before You Start

“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” Stephen King You know what already worries me about my upcoming C-section? I’m terrified of the back shot. You’d think repetition would inure me to the experience. But I’m so ticklish. What if I jump at the wrong moment…

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Going Home

Today’s the day that the Basi 5 go home. Christian has had an interesting couple of days corralling two kids by himself. He’s used to it for a couple hours at a time, but not the whole day…and night…two and a half days running. 🙂 Meanwhile, I’m just trying to take care of myself post-op.…

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