Newborn Pregnancy

On the night you were born

I had just picked my family up from the airport. It was the night of the Winter Solstice, and it was raining in Seattle. An hour prior, I had held a small ceremony with my husband and son, Slone, in honor of this special night. We had honored the dark, welcomed the light, feasted and […]


The last big rest

My last week of pregnancy was my 38th, but I didn’t know it then. What I knew was that I was tired. I was having sharp pain in my groin when I walked, which they call “lightening pain,” or when the baby gets so low they start to hit all kinds of nerves down there. […]