Entries by Nele

Freya’s birth story

This story starts in the sweet progression of days in November spanning between my due date and the date I actually gave birth, FIFTEEN days overdue. I had always known – somehow, mysteriously – that this baby would not be early. I couldn’t have told you how late she would end up being, even in […]

Three weeks

Slowly, she starts sleeping a little more. We manage to eat one meal without being interrupted by screaming, then another, and the world stops spinning quite so desperately out of control. We even manage to host a small party and go out to brunch! Things that seemed utterly impossible even a week a ago are […]

Eleven days

I will write Freya’s birth story someday. But right now… I can’t. Parts of her birth were beautiful, and wonderful, and make me so proud. Other parts were emotional and difficult, and ultimately very traumatic.   The days after were incredibly hard. If I’m being honest, every day still is. Freya is a lovely baby, […]