ramona & her mother, part ten

(this is essentially ramona’s birth story, but because her birth was so crazy, there’s a lot going into it. this is part ten of ten, & all are tagged “birth story,” in order to help you the reader navigate from one part of the story to the next.) we’re taking off in a little whileContinue reading “ramona & her mother, part ten”

ramona & her mother, part eight

(this is essentially ramona’s birth story, but because her birth was so crazy, there’s a lot going into it. this is part eight of ten, & all are tagged “birth story,” in order to help you the reader navigate from one part of the story to the next.) i was in desperate need of aContinue reading “ramona & her mother, part eight”

ramona & her mother, part seven

(this is essentially ramona’s birth story, but because her birth was so crazy, there’s a lot going into it. this is part seven of ten, & all are tagged “birth story,” in order to help you the reader navigate from one part of the story to the next.) jared turned up again, all packed &Continue reading “ramona & her mother, part seven”

ramona & her mother, part six

(this is essentially ramona’s birth story, but because her birth was so crazy, there’s a lot going into it. this is part six of ten, & all are tagged “birth story,” in order to help you the reader navigate from one part of the story to the next.) they wheeled me into the OR &Continue reading “ramona & her mother, part six”

ramona & her mother, part five

(this is essentially ramona’s birth story, but because her birth was so crazy, there’s a lot going into it. this is part five of ten, & all are tagged “birth story,” in order to help you the reader navigate from one part of the story to the next.) jared came in for dinner on thursday.Continue reading “ramona & her mother, part five”

ramona & her mother, part four

(this is essentially ramona’s birth story, but because her birth was so crazy, there’s a lot going into it. this is part four of ten, & all are tagged “birth story,” in order to help you the reader navigate from one part of the story to the next.) i woke up feeling reasonably refreshed (whichContinue reading “ramona & her mother, part four”

ramona & her mother, part three

(this is essentially ramona’s birth story, but because her birth was so crazy, there’s a lot going into it. this is part three of ten, & all are tagged “birth story,” in order to help you the reader navigate from one part of the story to the next.) when i got to overland park, theyContinue reading “ramona & her mother, part three”

ramona & her mother, part two

(this is essentially ramona’s birth story, but because her birth was so crazy, there’s a lot going into it. this is part two of ten, & all are tagged “birth story,” in order to help you the reader navigate from one part of the story to the next.) the nurse practitioner went ahead & orderedContinue reading “ramona & her mother, part two”

ramona & her mother, part one

(this is essentially ramona’s birth story, but because her birth was so crazy, there’s a lot going into it. this is part one of ten, & all are tagged “birth story,” in order to help you the reader navigate from one part of the story to the next.) full disclosure: i am mainly writing thisContinue reading “ramona & her mother, part one”

BABYwatch terror alert: meet ramona!

ramona astrid xyerra-taber was born last night at 11:37pm va emergency cesarean after a trial of labor foiled by severe pre-eclampsia. she is 17.75 inches long & weighs four pounds, eleven ounces. she was pink & angry & hollering. she is now in the NICU at overland park medical center getting CPAP therapy & intravenousContinue reading “BABYwatch terror alert: meet ramona!”