Story archives - tag: "birth"

Weird Kid

When I was little, I used to cut holes in my stuffed animal dogs under their tails, and then I'd stuff miniature beanie babies inside of them so they could "birth" puppies.

tags: weird kid puppies toy birth stuffed animal [add]

2011-09-13 16:40:51 / Rating: 600.75 /


I had two children born in water and one born in air.

tags: birth motherhood [add]

2010-07-06 13:47:28 / Rating: 360.5 /

Joy and Sadness

My first child was born on Christmas day, just in time for her great great grandfather to see her on his death bed.

tags: child daughter death birth christmas grandfather [add]

2010-06-25 11:09:10 / Rating: 639.5 /


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: 553.75 /

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 /


I hadn't known joy until my daughter was born, and I didn't know sorrow until she died.

tags: joy sorrow birth death [add]

2008-10-10 15:59:41 / Rating: 960.25 /

Selfish Girl

The day my grandfather was diagnosed as HIV positive was the day my mother found out she was pregnant with me.

tags: birth death disease [add]

2007-10-23 11:54:21 / Rating: 660 /


No sound compares in fury or power to the sound of a woman pushing a baby through the birth canal without the aid of drugs.

tags: birth childbirth fatherhood labor [add]

2007-09-07 22:44:58 / Rating: 616.5 /

truth will prevail

He was only one pound and six ounces, but somehow I knew my son would live.

tags: son birth prematurity miracle [add]

2007-04-10 13:07:19 / Rating: 704.25 /

A.j. Michel

The only time my father ever considered breaking the speed limit was on the highway to the hospital, where I was delivered ten minutes after arrival.

tags: birth driving [add]

2007-01-01 12:37:03 / Rating: 541.25 /


When she cried the first time, I was surprised that I was ready to handle it like a father should.

tags: birth turning point fatherhood [add]

2006-09-19 17:21:40 / Rating: 897 /


My wife pushed, the baby squalled, and I knew at that moment that the little girl was not mine.

tags: marriage birth [add]

2006-08-10 13:38:33 / Rating: 654.5 /