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Surpassing Worth

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Warning: This blog post contains a personal and detailed description of my birth experience that may be difficult for some readers. --- I feel like I got hit by a truck. Emotionally. Physically. Mentally. The most beautiful truck I’ve ever seen. Okay, so maybe that’s not how people often describe new parenthood. But walk with me. Saturday, February 6, 2021. My family had traveled all the way from Texas, braving COVID, dealing with work and school absences, all to meet our baby. And two days before they were to return home, I was still pregnant. We spent the day relaxing, eating, playing games, looking at old photographs, and enjoying each other’s company. I had been having mildly uncomfortable contractions all day, like I had been practically all week. I had made my peace with the likelihood that I would still be pregnant when they left. A final hurrah before the chaos of the newborn stage, I thought. That night at about 7:00 p.m. while we ate dinner, I started timi