Wow, what a week.

No seriously, WHAT A WEEK. I apologize for the graphical nature of this post. I encourage all non-parents to stop reading now. I wouldn’t want to scare you off.

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Our Story: Baby Girl – Part 4

This is part four in a four-plus-part series on Baby Girl. To start at the beginning, click here. This one has the silver lining – I promise.

In the 1950s, Edward R. Murrow hosted a radio series entitled, “This I Believe,” a series of essays by famous, infamous and common people about the “guiding principles by which they lived their life.” In 2004, the series was revived, and from 2005-2009, essays were regularly aired on National Public Radio. While they are no longer aired on NPR, essays are still accepted and broadcast on The Bob Edwards Show and in podcasts.

I’ve always been fascinated by the This I Believe series, in the same way that I love the StoryCorps series that still runs on NPR. But until this event, I didn’t feel I had a driving event that compelled me to encapsulate any of my beliefs.

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Our Story: Baby Girl – Part 3

This is part three in a four (plus)-part story about Baby Girl. This post will be the most politically charged, so please proceed with caution. Feel free to skip it if you prefer. Continue reading

Our Story: Baby Girl – Part 2

This is the second of a multi-part series. To read the first part, click here.

At 22 weeks pregnant (that’s the fifth month for those of you who are math-impaired), we were faced with a decision: Voluntarily and consciously end what was nearly certainly a non-viable pregnancy, or let the pregnancy “take its course.” There are significant ramifications to both options that I think aren’t adequately conveyed by that previous statement. Continue reading

Our Story: Baby Girl – Part 1

Let me preface this by saying this is an intensely personal story about an extremely explosive topic. I’m not trying to pick a fight. I’m not even really trying to make a political statement, though I recognize that it may be taken that way. I am certainly not trying to offend anyone. I just want to add our story to a discussion that’s recently been sparked by one family’s story. It’s a long story, so I’ll detail it in a short series. Continue reading

Sh*t Storm: Noun

From Merriam-Webster Online:

Main Entry: 1shit

Pronunciation: \ˈshit, interjectionally also ˈshē-ət\

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English *shit, from Old English scite; akin to Old English -scītan to defecate

Date: circa 1526

1 usually vulgar : feces

Main Entry: 1storm

Pronunciation: \ˈstȯrm\

Function: noun

5b : a sudden heavy influx or onset

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