Royal, One Year Ago: The story about how I almost gave birth to son # 2 prematurely at 30 weeks

Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne Feb 9, 2017 (Thursday) - Day 1. I had a few painful contractions yesterday which I ignored thinking they were simply textbook Braxton Hicks (BH). This morning however upon seeing bloody show of 3cm, my level of panic and worry increased exponentially, needless to say. So in between tears, I told … Continue reading Royal, One Year Ago: The story about how I almost gave birth to son # 2 prematurely at 30 weeks

In memory of my accident

It's the 9th year anniversary of my car accident yesterday, October 11. I say "my" but I really mean the accident that happened to me and 12 of my colleagues at Lyceum. That we are all alive and well is a blessing that I am forever grateful for. It could have been worse. Nine years … Continue reading In memory of my accident

The Story of Elon’s Birth

Tic-toc. Ten minutes interval between contractions. Breathe. My gut knew somehow I would be having you earlier than my elective caesarian, though I did hope to reach the date if I could. Eight weeks ago, you wanted to come out early but because you were too small, we had to keep you in me until … Continue reading The Story of Elon’s Birth

I, Elon

You are built by a grand design to have eyes filled with kindness Like the mechanical gears that control a machine's movements or the sound one hears at the opening of a chamber Your mouth is programmed to smile at your caretaker But there is no automation in the daily mothering I perform Nor motorization … Continue reading I, Elon