First Visit to the NICU

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By: Heather Somaini March 9th – 10:00a “They took Free to the NICU at midnight.” I stood there staring at Tere.  My “second day parent” high crashed to the ground.  I must have misunderstood her, right?  Why would they take Free to the NICU?  That was for super small and sick babies.  Free was just […]

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Lesbian Moms: My Second Day of Parenthood

Baby's first bath

By: Heather Somaini March 8th, 3:30pm Dr. C saw us go by and stopped us with “Oh good, you’re here so I can tell you what happened.” That never sounds like something good has just transpired. My Mom and I stood there listening to Dr. C explain that Tere’s postpartum hemorrhaging was fairly severe. It […]

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Babies Fresh From The Oven

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By: Heather Somaini March 8th , 1:30pm They wheeled Tere into the operating room to prep for the c-section. The funny thing is, they didn’t let me go in with her. Instead I was instructed to sit in a chair in the hallway just outside the operating room. I stood there trying to peek in […]

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Two Moms To Be: How Far Can They Pull That Slingshot

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By: Heather Somaini March 8th – 3:00am I’d been desperately trying to get some sleep in preparation for what I’d assumed would be the craziest, busiest, most emotional day I’ve ever had in my short 38 years.  Tere is essentially an insomniac and is used to odd sleep patterns.  But she took it to a […]

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Do You Want an Epidural?

getting an epidural

By: Heather Somaini Tere really wanted a normal delivery. We both knew the recovery would be much easier for a vaginal birth versus a C-Section and honestly, we just wanted something to go “easy” in this whole process. Dr. C knew what we wanted and ordered a pitocin drip to get Tere’s contractions started. We […]

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Are We Having a Baby (or Two) Today?

ultrasound picture of baby at 34 weeks

By: Heather Somaini Ah, March 7th. We got up early and were at the doctor’s office by 8:00. We were the only ones there. I think Dr. S did the entire procedure by himself – but don’t hold me to that. I was nervous. So was Tere. I had been told the needle for an […]

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Are You Ready for your Amnio?

Lesbian mom pregnant with twins

By: Heather Somaini Tere was now at home and resting comfortably on our sofa but she was completely obsessed with looking her best on delivery day. So much so that she convinced the doctors to let her have an afternoon of beauty. One of her girlfriends came up and took her for a spa day […]

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Jim Krueger Has Arrived

By: Heather Somaini Jim Krueger arrived in Los Angeles one day in January that year. A magnificent man you can only hope to meet one day. I met him a number of months earlier in Atlanta at a film conference. While everyone else was politically correct and saying all the things they thought they should […]

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