Posts for child birth

Blue Heat

Babyhood August 19, 2019

We knew you’d be electric. The air was pregnant with pause. We rocked and waited, sweating through the summer,  thought the thunder…

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Book of Lasts

General/Column June 17, 2019

In my girls’ baby books, I dutifully filled in all of the exact dates I could remember for their “firsts”—…

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96-Degree Rumination

General/Column May 16, 2019

Kenny and I bring Violet home to a 96-degree apartment that has been closed up, sweltering and musty in the…

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Arturo, Please Come

General/Column April 9, 2018

The days just before birth are spent pushing minutes around the clock. We busy ourselves with chores, knowing the work…

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