Category Archives: Delivery

Good News from the NICU

After a particularly long night, we took our time getting our stuff together in the morning. The MIL and I made our way to the Byouin to see Cara, and she seemed to be doing much better this morning. Before … Continue reading

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Bundle of Awesome

I would like to present Vivian Aurelia. She was born 16 January 2013 at 1450 Japanese Time. She weighed in at a whopping 8 Lbs 11 oz., at 20.5 inches overall. She is a beautiful thing with blonde hair, and … Continue reading

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Countdown

And the result of this morning’s appointment is…. drumroll…. appointment at 8:30 tomorrow morning for labor induction! Ultimately that’s not how I hoped it would go down, but, it is what it is. I am not entirely sure whether or … Continue reading

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Due Date

Today is Azuki Bean’s due date – and yep, I’m still pregnant! You would have heard about it otherwise. The frequent updates from a week ago tapered partly because I’ve been having some tech problems… but I indulged myself yesterday … Continue reading

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Nope, *Still* No Baby Yet

I am still at home, and there is still no baby to report. Actually, as of right now / thus far today, the contractions have tapered somewhat. Every so often I’m still feeling one, but mostly either they are so … Continue reading

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Nope, No Baby Yet

Time to report that I have nothing new to report, unfortunately. The just-tightness, not-painful contractions continued pretty much throughout the day, but haven’t developed into anything particularly purposeful. Eventually they’ll get stronger, more regular, and closer together. So far, they’ve … Continue reading

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Not Too Long Now!

Well, it seems I’ve started very early labor. Way not ready to head to the hospital just yet though. The doctor’s exam this morning revealed that I’m about 2 cm dilated, and the printout from the fetal monitoring showed I’d … Continue reading

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Who They Were

I am home today. It’s a great feeling, but heavy too with the alien feeling of coming home no longer pregnant. We had been weighing it, and we gave our babies names this morning. Since we hadn’t finalized them before … Continue reading

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Family

Our daughter and two sons were delivered last night. Seeing and holding them was so intensely beautiful and tragic and unreal, and is beyond description. The triplets arrived pretty quickly after the medication was administered. They arrived in order and … Continue reading

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I know this is my first post here, and it is a less than good time to introduce myself. This started as an email, and I figured it would be better served here. I am at home now after a … Continue reading

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