Monthly Archives: July 2015

Scare

Dr. M. schedules an ultrasound for me because I am measuring big for my due date, but another doctor comes in to take a look. She says everything looks fine, that Arabella is just a week ahead in size, also, … Continue reading

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Showers

I fly to Arizona to attend Elizabeth’s shower. I borrow an idea from one of the moms in Gurmukh’s class and sew two raw silk skirts for Emily to give to Elizabeth at her shower. They turn out beautifully, one pink … Continue reading

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Chopin

There are no baby photos available for my donor, however, he has done an interview and there is a cassette tape. I purchase it early in my pregnancy but wait until I’m so far along that if he sounds like … Continue reading

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It’s a GIRL!

Joanne from work invites me to lunch and takes me to the BabiesRUs near her to register for my upcoming baby shower. Co-worker Deborah is organizing and she’s so creative, I know it will be great. Baby girl swims inside … Continue reading

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Amnio

Emmanuelle has a BBQ and I get such positive feedback from the French girls–Valerie, Pascale and Alicia have all had amnios, even more than one, and they say I’ll be so into the baby on the screen, the procedure won’t … Continue reading

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Showing

I’ve “popped” and folks at work are starting to notice. A colleague and I park in the garage at the same time. Walking in, she asks, “Is the father Arnaud?” I tell her that’s private. Here we go. Must figure … Continue reading

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Gurmukh

First prenatal yoga at Golden Bridge. The front room smells of incense, turbaned men and women serve tea and juice drinks, there are light snacks, books, and music for sale. Delicate sounds from a fountain, people talk quietly. When it’s … Continue reading

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Female energy

I go on DocFind and put Female in the search, thinking maybe I need to go to a woman with this baby. I was so comforted by Dr. G. when he was my gynecologist, my first thought after meeting him … Continue reading

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In business

Last ultrasound with Dr. V., and then I’ll start with Dr. G. I call Jennifer in his office and tell her my news, she is so excited, says to come right over after Dr. V., so we can get started! … Continue reading

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Practice

Kareen and Phillipe are bringing Melissande over on weekends so they can go out. They go to a concert, say they’ll be back around 10:30. We amuse ourselves with toys and snacks and general foolery until around 8:00, when we’re … Continue reading

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