Giving Voice To My Birth Story

By Victoria Easter Wilson / June 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

Being a writer, I often process life through writing. The births of my daughters remain two of the most profound experiences of my life. Experiences that taught me so much, and continue to teach with each retelling. What a treat it was to process Nora’s birth story with my voice! The Birth Hour invited me…

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Gaining Your Bearings

By Victoria Easter Wilson / May 7, 2016 / 4 Comments

Second babies are funny. On the one one hand, you’re more comfortable in your mommy skin. The little things don’t seem so big. You’re more confident. Expectations are realistic. Joy is easier to find. On the other hand, you now have two babies. More responsibility and limited time. Two sets of completely different needs. One Mommy. About a…

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Postpartum Recovery Tastes Like Rachel's Beef Pot Pie

By Victoria Easter Wilson / April 8, 2016 / 6 Comments

Hazily stumbling into our apartment with a new baby was—how was it, again, exactly? Overwhelming. Daunting. Our new, needy roommate terrified me. Truly. I longed for a moment to catch my breath. To process the massive event which had just occurred inside my body. An event that left me leaking, achy, and exhausted. An event that…

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The Mom I Judged in Subway

By Victoria Easter Wilson / March 3, 2016 / 0 Comments

It was hard not to stare. The Mom balanced a baby carrier in one arm, and lugged a screaming toddler with the other; her face a frazzled mess, her snot-faced kid even messier.  Quite a sight. There goes my quiet meal. It was almost comical how she attempted to order over the ruckus; her toddler’s…

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Counting My Blessings After Nora's Birth

By Victoria Easter Wilson / December 3, 2015 / 1 Comment

One reason Nora’s birth story has been so resonate is because of the many  ways God provided throughout my pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum with her. I wanted to share some of those ways with you, as a testament to His faithfulness and lovingkindness. Our doula invited us to pray specifically for this birth. She…

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Nora Heather's Birth Story

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 5, 2015 / 12 Comments

I wanted to get the words on the page while this experience was still fresh in my mind! I will likely come back in a few weeks and make some updates, but for now enjoy the rawness of the story. (11/5) Prelabor The weeks leading up to Nora’s birth were an intense mental, emotional, and…

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A Stretching Pregnancy

By Victoria Easter Wilson / September 30, 2015 / 2 Comments

Over the past thirty something weeks, my ligaments have stretched and strained to make room for this baby girl inside. The aches and pains have come on quicker, stronger this second merry-go-round. My hips are wider. My legs stouter, ankles rounder. My body literally creaking beneath the weight of growing new life. And my soul,…

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We're Expecting Again!!! Also, Pregnancy Announcement Ideas We Didn’t Use

By Victoria Easter Wilson / April 21, 2015 / 10 Comments

That we feel the need to make grand announcements heralding our pregnancies is, I have to say, a bit amusing. You’re growing a human! An egg and a sperm collided on exactly right day and this little microscopic organism did exactly the right things at exactly the right time to sustain life. A pregnancy is…

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The Night My Daughter Turned Black and Blue

By Victoria Easter Wilson / April 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

Her limp body flopped over a table, strew with items hastily pushed aside to make way for the injured. I could see her precious cheeks, swollen with what must have been repeated blows. Her eyes were matted shut. Her tiny frame was black and blue, skin broken and oozing blood Breathing labored. She stirred, barely…

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Stop Asking Her When She's Going To Have A Baby

By Victoria Easter Wilson / March 25, 2015 / 3 Comments

It happened. A pause in the conversation. A lull in which someone thought it would be a wonderful time to direct her attention toward the newlywed in the group and ask, “So, when do you think you two will be having a baby?” I could write a book. That question, “So when are you two…

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