On my first Mother's Day I was carrying a photo with me of Sebastian in an incubator, connected to machines, as I was waiting for the second bus that would take us to the hospital to see him. We ran into one of Ali's previous work colleagues and despite a photo in which my baby… Continue reading Mother’s Day Memories
This was the first time I held Sebastian. He was three days old. It was just two or three days before my first Mother's Day. I had to wait three days to hold my baby after carrying him for nine months. It didn't seem fair and quite frankly I didn't understand. But in those first… Continue reading Throw Back Thursday: Welcome to Mamahood
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Such a big word. For my big boy. You have been asked to be brave, so many times. And without protest, you always are. From birth you faced challenge and adversity. You breathed your first breath a little too late and not without help. But you breathed it. And you are here. You have had… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Brave
Sebastian came home from the hospital when he was 16 days old. Tallula came home 24 hours after she was born. At 16 days old, Sebastian was already wise. He came home with a feeding tube while learning to bottle feed/nurse. He taught us within the next two weeks that he could eat on his… Continue reading 16 Days
This is a candid birth story. Please keep that in mind as you read on. Tallula Violet Sharp was born right on time. Early in the morning of her due date, July 20, Sebastian woke us up. On my way to getting him a cup of water, my waters broke. Because I was Group B-Strep… Continue reading Tallula’s Birth Story