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Hospital Bag Reflections

September 23, 2012
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   Now that our hospital stay has come and gone, were we prepared? Absolutely!! I felt I packed just the right amount of things. There were just a few things we wish we had brought – nothing we wish we had left at home! See everything we packed in this post. Glad We Brought Tablet […]

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On Having A Doula

September 19, 2012
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A post from Matt on having a doula: Here’s one of the other benefits to being on the other side of pregnancy: we finally have something to talk about! No longer do I get asked “Are you excited” as a means of starting a conversation – there’s the entire exciting birth to share with others. […]

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Mazen’s Birth Story

September 14, 2012
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It all began on a rainy Thursday morning when I opened my eyes and felt an electric “pop” inside of me. Followed by a second one. Since I was on high alert for signs of labor, I figured I should make a beeline to the toilet ….just in case. The moment I sat down, I […]

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A Little Zen

September 14, 2012
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Another post by the new father, Matt: I have to hand it to all the mothers out there – I can’t believe what you have to go through to deliver a baby. The worst pain I’ve ever felt was after I had back surgery in 2004. For those who don’t know, I had a spinal […]

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Waiting for The Day

September 10, 2012
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We just had a big BERFday in our house!! I hope to write my birth story (I can’t wait to put it in writing!), how breastfeeding is going, what happened to my body and more – all coming in time. For now, here is the first of several posts that Matt has journaled about his […]

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40 Weeks, 6 days: Labor Day Round II

September 6, 2012
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Was it fate that today was the first day I didn’t pre-publish a BERF post? Did I just know deep down today would be the day? Full update on KERF! PREVIOUS 40 week Posts 40 Weeks: Cupcakes Live A Flat Tire Story For Labor Day Pekanz Over The Hill Previous WEEKS 4 weeks 5 weeks […]

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40 Weeks: A Flat Tire Story For Labor Day

September 3, 2012
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A guest post from my mom! 10.26.1982 In my ninth month, like most moms-to-be, I was a whirlwind organizer. After the nursery drawers were lined with Beatrix Potter paper, the crib set up, and the rest of the house put into tip top shape (no house of mine has ever been that neat again), I […]

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25 Weeks: Thoughts On Childbirth Class

May 24, 2012
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If you checked into KERF, you probably know that this past weekend Matt and I attended a “Fast Track” childbirth class at our hospital, Martha Jefferson. When I first started to think about childbirth classes, I looked into what was available here. There wasn’t a ton. From what I heard, there’s a Bradley-like class 45 […]

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