The Funny Bits of Birth

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 21, 2014 / 4 Comments

After writing Carson’s birth story (of epic length) there were a few little details I wanted to add for your benefit and, let’s face it, amusement. Hard work can actually be pretty funny. As I moved through transition and headed towards the pushing stage, the pressure (read: pain) really started to intensify. As it came time…

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Carson Anne's Birth Story

By Victoria Easter Wilson / January 13, 2014 / 21 Comments

Warning: This is a birth story. I will be discussing birth. Words and images associated with birth are to be expected. If you get squeamish thinking about a cervix, you probably should skip this one! (Also, if you’re wanting to get to the ‘good stuff’, skip down to Afternoon.) *Update* Read a different perspective of our birth story at RedeemingChildbirth.com!…

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Baby Loading

By Victoria Easter Wilson / December 16, 2013 / 3 Comments

As I jot these few words, our little girl is due to appear in less than a month. This journey that began so unexpectedly is going to culminate in just a few weeks’ time. Then, another journey will begin. During these last days of “just us two”, Ben and I are caught between peaceful waiting…

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Apology To My Unborn Daughter

By Victoria Easter Wilson / November 1, 2013 / 11 Comments

Dear little girl, It’s hard to write this letter to you. So very hard. It’s hard to admit that I already have to apologize to you before we’ve been introduced, but I must. I have to apologize to you because I’ve been ashamed of your existence. Today, I ran into an old mentor from my…

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Dear God, I'm Raising a Girl

By Victoria Easter Wilson / September 7, 2013 / 10 Comments

Dear God, I’m raising a girl. You’ve given me a little girl to raise. A little head of hair to brush, rosy cheeks to kiss, and porcelain skin to cuddle. She’s not here but, O Lord, she’s here. She’s forever in my thoughts, constantly in my prayers, literally a part of me. I am reminded of her presence…

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Rock a Bye Pregnant Lady

By Victoria Easter Wilson / July 12, 2013 / 8 Comments

“So, I walked up to this imposing aquarium and decided to go inside. When I was looking around, a marine biologist approached me and asked if I would step into the lab. Vials of liquids were stacked, row upon row. A pungent substance bubbled over a burner, thick smoke rising from it. An odd little scientist…

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Pregnancy Update: 3 Months

By Victoria Easter Wilson / July 5, 2013 / 2 Comments

We’re officially out of the 1st trimester! There has been much joy in our home. MAN those first three months are killer! Thinking of food doesn’t make me nauseous anymore and I finally don’t feel like a zombie queen when I wake up in the mornings. We had an ultrasound last week and got to hear…

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A little soon, isn't it?

By Victoria Easter Wilson / June 8, 2013 / 7 Comments

I’ve been troubled lately. When I’m troubled, I usually write. I have to tell you, this post has been difficult to write. My husband and I made the announcement that I am expecting our first child about 6 weeks into my pregnancy. The overwhelming response I’ve gotten is something along the lines of, “It’s a…

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A Librarian's Perspective

By Victoria Easter Wilson / May 19, 2013 / 2 Comments

Occasionally I flash my nerd badge. One of my first action items after I found out I was expecting was to research everything I could about pregnancy and childbirth. To the library stacks! After grabbing books with such titles as Pea in the Pod: Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and In The…

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A gorgeous cascade

By Victoria Easter Wilson / May 17, 2013 / 8 Comments

Being pregnant is like keeping a fragile secret. You don’t want to whisper it too loudly, for fear of it shattering by the sheer weight of the thing. From that Tuesday night when those tell-all double pink lines appeared, I’ve felt a massive amount of responsibility to protect our little buddy. We prefer to reference…

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