Month: February 2016

Tongue-Tied

It’s 3:00am and I’m punching the bed, counting the seconds before I can unlatch my son. This is the most excruciating pain I’ve ever felt, and it will happen again in less than two hours and every two hours after that. I’ve been nursing now for over a year. If you catch me in public, […]

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When I’m Sleep-Deprived…

When I’m sleep-deprived, it’s because my daughter wants to nursenursenursenursenurse every two hours at night. So my adrenaline spikes and I can’t fall asleep my anxiety increases I have no energy I lose patience I have shouted then I cry and f u c k i n g hate myself 💔 When I’m sleep-deprived, (which […]

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We Are Not Superheroes: An Open Letter

Be grateful. Don’t take it for granted. You’re one of the lucky ones. It starts when you finally become (and stay) pregnant. It starts shortly after you get that first positive test, when you feel that first bout of morning sickness. You shrug it off, because you know you’re lucky to be feeling so sick. […]

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What is Love?

We asked members of the Rainbows & Unicorns community what love means to them. Here are the responses: Who do you love? Who loves you? What does love mean to you? Tell us in the comments!

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Fading Memories

Last night, I realized that I couldn’t remember what my son’s newborn mewl sounded like. I was hanging out with a group of women, two of which had babies under 2 months old, and one of them let out that sweet cry that only newborns have. I was shocked when it was familiar, yet not the […]

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Adoption After Infertility

This is a piece written for us by a member of the infertility, loss, and adoption community. My name is Lindsey and my husband’s name is Jim. We met at work and fell in love. We always knew we wanted kids. He is one of five kids and I am one of four; we only […]

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Aislinn’s Birth Story — Part 2

Read Part 1 of Aislinn’s birth story here. As soon as my OB said “c-section,” the room burst into a flurry of excitement. Surgery nurses came in and started prepping us. The incision area on my body was shaved, I got a hair net, I had to take out all of my earrings, and and I […]

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Aislinn’s Birth Story — Part 1

My birth story really started the afternoon of Monday, July 14 when I started noticing timeable contractions at 36 weeks pregnant. They weren’t painful, but they were 3-5 minutes apart and lasted around 45 seconds. We decided not to go to the hospital because it just didn’t feel like it was time. I also didn’t […]

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