Birth Story Junkie.

March 29, 2010

It's official. I am a birth story junkie. I can't get enough. I read them in Mothering Magazine, on Leigh's blog, on Design Mom. Anywhere I can get them. Looking forward to a few that are forthcoming (Kristina?? Update: Kristina posted her birth story yay!!).

But this one. This might just take the cake. My sister Molly emailed it to me this morning and told me to make time to read it TODAY. And when the kids were down for naps, that's just what I did. I believe a good birth story will change you. I hope this one does. I know it did me.

Please read it when you have the chance.

xoxo

p.s. A friend told me I should warn you that the story is very emotional, so be prepared....

22 comments:

  1. I'm a complete wreck. Matilda is scared. But thanks so much. It was so so beautiful.

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  2. Thank you for posting this. It was one of the most beautiful birthing stories I have ever read and moved me to tears.

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  3. I am a birth story junkie as well! I read that one a few weeks ago after Design Mom (I think) linked to it...wowza...so intense and beautiful and touching. I assume you saw that Kristina just posted her story?

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  4. As soon as I saw your post, before I clicked on the link, I knew which one it was. I absolutely fell in love with her blog a month or two ago and am glad to find so many people enjoying it.

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  5. i knew before i clicked too.

    my husb got scared cause he saw me sitting in front of my macbook with tears rolling down my face.

    such a beautiful story.

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  6. I love birth stories, can't wait to head over there to read it.

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  7. An incredible birth story. One that resonated strongly with me as my first born has a heart defect that has led us through some really tough and scary times. I believe that these things come to us to teach us how precious life is and to realign our priorities in life. Family, love, and understanding. Thank you for sharing this link.

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  8. Jora, I read that a few weeks ago and was an absolute puddle. There are so many things I love about this story, but most of all I love the honesty - honesty about the pain, the shock, the planning, mourning the life she had imagined for and with her daughter, and the unbridled love.

    One word comes to mind: grace.

    Thanks for posting this.

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  9. I loved this birth story. A friend emailed me the link a few weeks ago and I was completely blown away! I have since subscribed to her blog and have really enjoyed keeping up with her story. She's a great writer!

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  10. So true, tearful beeautiful birth story. I have the same problem as you Jora, I'm addicted to birth story also... Here's another site:
    http://www.birthstories.co.nz/

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  11. Thank you for leading me to this. Kelle's story is also my story.....just when you think you're alone you realize you aren't - and that is a great comfort. Drying my tears now....

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  12. It is so hard but sometimes necessary to read birth stories while pregnant. I'm drawn to them but I often wonder whether I should read them. The answer is yes. The honesty and love emerging from this story are exemplary. Thank you for posting.

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  13. wow, thanks so much for posting! beautiful, every honest detail.

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  14. wow. should not have read this at work. thanks for leading me to it. amazing.

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  15. You always link me to the best stuff, but that story was just what I needed to read today. Definitely helped me to put some things into perspective and helped me to remember the joy that is in the everyday. Thank you for the link:)

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  16. I am a birth junkie too! this story was so profoundly intense and moving---had me in tears.

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  17. Thank you for posting this. I appreciate the honesty and emotion it took for her to write her birth story. I feel like it changed me.
    I was moved to tears too.
    Thank you.

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  18. I've just posted my birth story here: www.frederique-id.blogspot.com

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  19. As a 40 year old first time mom of a 3 month old - I am also a birth story junkie. I read this during an early morning nursing session and cried. It is a beautiful story. Thanks for posting.
    ---- Tracy (friend of James & Alice)

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  20. reduced to heaving sobs while wearing the baby, who is now a bit damp from tears.

    makes most birth stories (mine included) seem so trivial.

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  21. 1st Beautiful blog!

    2nd I did not read the PS on your post until after I had read your link. I already had tears rolling down my cheeks. Thank you for linking to this story!

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  22. I bawled my eyelashes off! What an amazing story-- what an amazing family!!

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