Vivian Elise's Story

A due date is an elusive thing. I had been told not to set too much store by it, and I’m happy now that I didn’t…

My story begins in mid-September 2007, when my husband and I discovered to our immense joy that we were expecting. We had recently experienced two miscarriages while trying for our second child. We decided to wait at least four months with this one before we told anyone. Just in case.

I am blessed with mild morning sickness. My nausea was minimal and I never...

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Edward & Genevieve’s Stories

Edward is my first child, my February baby; so sweet from the very beginning.  He knocked on my door at exactly midnight of the eleventh of February 2008.   I both hoped and knew in the deepest part of my heart that the eleventh would be our day.  Brand new sheets were on the bed, cucumbers were in the fridge for my husband to munch on for when I didn’t cook and I slipped into my laboring night gown (long, very soft cotton full of buttons so it was easy to bring my...

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Lydia Suzanne's Story

Before I became pregnant, I heard the name Lydia and knew that would be my daughter’s name. A few months later, the morning of May 1, I had a dream where I saw a beautiful little girl with blonde pigtails and the widest, most contagious smile. While still dreaming but beginning to awaken, I thought, “That must be Lydia…” I awoke with a start—“Who is Lydia?!” I thought it might be a good time to take a pregnancy test, and this time the result was...

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