The Little Guy: Let’s Wrap This Up

Preemie

Something’s been gnawing at me. No, it’s not just the Little Guy (though he is a biter, and I’m still trying to wean him). It’s the Little Guy’s Tale. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Pregnancy Saga,’ the Little Guy’s Tale is the narrative that originally formed the core of this blog. A multi-part epic of […]

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The Little Guy: Part 6, A Birthday

This is the sixth installment in the Little Guy’s Tale, which starts here. The last “episode” took place the weekend of my fiancé’s birthday. I had a complicated plan for his birthday. I was baking a vegan chocolate-peanut butter birthday cake, and bringing a very large surprise. It was a fountain. Obviously, in my delicate […]

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What Happened to Them?

She had been hemorrhaging throughout the first trimester. Her pregnancy, unplanned, could end at any time. Months earlier, she and her boyfriend decided they did not want to have a child. They had many reasons. They already had three kids from their previous marriages; three was plenty. They were getting older. She was in her […]

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The Little Guy: Part 5, Mother’s Day

This is Part 5 of a multi-part series describing my experiences with a subchorionic hematoma during pregnancy: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. One of the last bleeding “episodes”  was right before Mother’s Day.  My mother and sister came over to pick up my daughter and take her for a hike, so I could […]

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The Little Guy, part 4: I get sued

After the fourth “episode,” I spent another day in bed, another day trying to get some kind of reassurance from the nurse-midwives at my clinic, another visit to the ultrasound lab. The O.B. and nurse-midwives didn’t have any answers for me. They had put me on “pelvic rest,” but told me that it wouldn’t really […]

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