Posts for child birth

Blue Heat

General/Column 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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