The Birth Story of Slate Alexander pt. II

Read Part I here. I was started on the lowest dose of Pitocin they could give me, and baby and I were handling it well. At this time my husband had left, and my doula was here to stay with me while I labored (COVID guidelines allowed only one visitor at a time but theContinue reading “The Birth Story of Slate Alexander pt. II”

The Birth Story of Slate Alexander pt. I

Over the last several weeks I have taken the time to savor every second of Slate’s birth. Scrolling through all of the photos, remembering what was happening as the photo was being taken and how I felt, snapping my last bump update, enjoying a nice lunch with my husband and Jasper moments before heading intoContinue reading “The Birth Story of Slate Alexander pt. I”

Jasper Thomas’ Birth Story (pt. II)

Jasper Thomas’ Birth Story (pt. II) Read pt. I of his birth story here. After the nurse broke my water (around 2pm), things started moving pretty fast. I started feeling pressure. Jasper was so close to making his arrival! Around 2:45-3pm I was ready to do my first “practice” push. Little did we know heContinue reading “Jasper Thomas’ Birth Story (pt. II)”

Jasper Thomas’ Birth Story (pt. I)

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 my world completely changed. Just nine days after my twenty fifth birthday, our son Jasper Thomas Rogachenko-Devine was born. This day will forever be the craziest, yet best day of my entire life. Jasper came into this world a whole nine days early and we have not stopped loving onContinue reading “Jasper Thomas’ Birth Story (pt. I)”