Category Archives: Birth story

The First Four Months

A look back at our first four (and a half) months with precious Andrew Caden… If you click on the first picture in the gallery, it will come up in a larger size, with a thumbnail of the next in … Continue reading

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The Power of a Picture

Today, I read a beautiful and touching story of a mother’s first hours and days with her newborn daughter Nella, whom she immediately recognized as having Down’s Syndrome. A beautiful testament to unconditional love. I expected to be emotionally moved … Continue reading

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Grace’s Birth – Part II – Happy Birthday, Grace!

Part I here (Note – One of the wonderful things about my midwives is that they have given me copies of their detailed notes from my births. I love looking back through them and get another perspective, especially regarding time. … Continue reading

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Grace’s Birth Story – Part I

Six years ago this coming Monday, Victoria Grace arrived in our arms. In honor of Grace’s birthday, I’d like to share her birth story. As I’ve worked on writing it, I’ve realized that it’s going to be a two-parter. So … Continue reading

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Katie’s Birth Story – Part 6

The final installment in the saga of our dear Katie’s birth. We are so very thankful for God’s faithfulness and sovereignty. Part 6 – Looking back In retrospect, having researched and studied the issues involved, we do not believe that … Continue reading

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Katie’s Birth Story – Part 5

I was planning to wait until tomorrow to post this portion of Katie’s birth story… draw out the suspense for you and all. But I’m just not patient enough! So here you go. I’ll just warn you, though… if I’ve … Continue reading

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Katie’s Birth Story – Part 4

Part 4 – The Gentle GiantIn time, Dr. Pyle arrived. He was huge. Not overweight, but tall and strong. I don’t have any legitimate assessment of how tall he was, but he seemed enormous. His hands looked like he could … Continue reading

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Katie’s Birth Story – Part 3

I began to post Katie’s birth story the night of her birthday… almost two weeks ago. Exciting things broke the next day (the Supreme Court ruling), and I’ve been distracted ever since. Tonight, I finally have had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Katie’s Birth Story – Part 2

Approaching The Time: As we reached the portion of pregnancy when prenatal visits happen every two weeks, we found that Baby just couldn’t settle down. One week, head down. Next visit, vertex (sideways). Next visit, head down. 36 week visit… … Continue reading

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Katie’s Birth Story – Part 1

One of my goals for birthday season this year was to write up the Blessings’ birth stories and post them on their birthdays. The first three birthdays went by so quickly that I didn’t get to any of them (though … Continue reading

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