A few days before Rory’s birth, I mused about how things might go down. Now, finally, nearly 8 weeks later, I’ve written the final chapter of the pregnancy. The scene: mid-morning outside of Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. Michael and I are on our cell phones at the bus stop, frantically texting and making […]
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Rory Melvin was born at 10:15 pm on June 5th. He was 7 lbs and 2 oz. Mom and baby are healthy and doing well.
By now, a day before my due date, I’ve scoured the Internet for birth stories — stories of water breaking, of castor-oil-taking, of mad rushes to the hospital, of C-sections. I’m looking for clues of what to expect. Nine months ago, we started down the inexorable path to the baby’s birth. As the clock counted […]
We’re standing on the edge of a whole new family reality, ready to emerge on the other side as a foursome, rather than a threesome. For now, though, things are pretty normal — well, as normal as they can be with a nearly-three-year-old and a nine-months-pregnant woman in the house. Bloated and enormous as I […]
I am pregnant. It’s funny how, with news like this, you want to wait a little while before you broadcast the word to all and sundry. And then, after you’ve waited a while, you’re not quite as bursting to tell the news as you were initially. So, once a decent interval has passed, you tell […]