Story archives - tag: "baby"


With a tear trailing down my cheek, it occurred to me while listening to all of the happy new mothers in the hospital maternity ward, that there should be a special floor for we would be mothers, far away from all of the joy.

tags: stillborn loss baby sad [add]

2013-06-30 13:23:49 / Rating: 293.75 /


Every time I look at our baby boy, I am reminded of how much I don't want to do this.

tags: parenting mistake baby boy start-over depression [add]

2011-09-30 09:27:37 / Rating: 481.75 /


Today, our 2 week old daughter's onesie said "Will you marry my daddy?"

tags: happy marriage baby proposal in love wedding [add]

2010-07-02 14:26:58 / Rating: 813.5 /


I'll never forget the day when I realized I was born 8 months to the day of my parents wedding date.

tags: accident mistake birth baby [add]

2010-04-08 11:42:57 / Rating: 553.5 /


As the cashier gave a knowing look to my wife as she scanned the prenatal vitamins, I realized this random girl is the first person on earth to know we are having a baby.

tags: pregnant baby [add]

2009-05-04 11:29:09 / Rating: 766.5 /


There is no square box space on the calender for "3am emergency room visit with daughter."

tags: hospital baby infection motherhood calender day planner [add]

2009-05-04 11:28:13 / Rating: 454.25 /


I once got barfed on by a baby during hour 3 of a 14-hour plane flight to Australia.

tags: humor plane barf vomit baby Australia [add]

2009-03-05 12:38:04 / Rating: 470.25 /

never the same

I watched her tiny tummy sucking in, her skin pulling tight against her ribs, her hand involuntarily closing on my index finger as she struggled for every breath, and I thought, "One day, is one day too much to ask?"

tags: baby birth sick dying father dad daddy hospital serious drama doctor nurse emergency funeral death [add]

2008-12-22 15:51:17 / Rating: 1097.25 /

The nerve...

After the doctor told me, "It's a girl," my never-married mother looked into my bundle of joy's eyes and said, "Maybe you will break the cycle and get married first before having a child."

tags: childbirth mother unwed baby [add]

2008-12-22 15:22:44 / Rating: 492 /


When I was finally able to relax after pushing for 30 mins, he said "Good news, you didn't poop!"

tags: labor marriage humor baby poop [add]

2008-11-06 14:16:01 / Rating: 765.5 /


Three-and-a-half months after giving birth to the baby I never thought I could have, I was in the hospital wondering if I would live to hear her first words.

tags: baby new mother disease terrified [add]

2008-08-01 14:05:00 / Rating: 715.75 /


In my entire life, I never smiled so genuinely as when smiling back at our new baby girl.

tags: baby smile [add]

2008-07-16 16:16:23 / Rating: 479 /

Out Of It

As I sat in the waiting room, calling relatives about our brand new daughter, I heard "Code blue, maternity ward, recovery room" announced over the PA system.

tags: wife baby emergency [add]

2008-04-22 12:12:16 / Rating: 544.75 /


I wrote "thank you" notes to everyone who had attended the funeral as if it had been a baby shower.

tags: funeral grief healing baby [add]

2008-04-07 14:32:41 / Rating: 625 /


The day my daughter was born, I walked around all day smelling her on my hands and falling in love with her more every time.

tags: baby fatherhood [add]

2008-02-20 16:25:28 / Rating: 635.25 /

Cat Lover

When I looked in the cot and saw you both snuggled up together in a perfect cuddle, I realised that the bloody cat had been tolerating me until you were born.

tags: cat cuddle baby [add]

2008-02-05 10:35:37 / Rating: 695.75 /

New Mum

"Is that your daughter?" she asked skeptically, referring to the baby drinking milk from my breast.

tags: motherhood baby breastfeeding [add]

2007-10-22 14:08:15 / Rating: 778.75 /

Wishin' for an epidural

Having a baby feels like trying to push a freight train up a mountain with your hoo-ha.

tags: childbirth baby labor delivery train mountain [add]

2007-09-21 15:18:36 / Rating: 635 /


I always thought I'd be a type-A career woman my whole life, but there he was on my chest, squirming, blinking, crying, clutching my little finger with all his might.

tags: motherhood baby career [add]

2007-06-14 14:57:39 / Rating: 809.5 /

Sociologist Tina

As I stared at the stunningly precious likeness before me, I blithely told him that if I were in his shoes, I'd be telling everyone that my baby looked just like me!

tags: baby children parents appearance [add]

2006-12-27 11:55:14 / Rating: 594.75 /

Tessie Mc

Of course, we weren't really planning on having a baby in a Volkswagen Bug.

tags: baby Volkswagen Bug planning [add]

2006-09-29 11:38:23 / Rating: 511.5 /


My granddaughter took my finger in her day-old fist and I fell in love.

tags: baby granddaughter [add]

2006-09-11 23:19:28 / Rating: 519 /


When my daughter was a baby I changed her dirty diaper in the car and then went into a home improvement store and while I was standing at the cutomer service desk I looked down I had a little ball of poop stuck on the front of my jeans.

tags: parent baby diaper poop [add]

2006-06-27 17:39:34 / Rating: 595.25 /