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I’ve reach 24 weeks. My partner was granted his deferment for medical school, so he can stay with our family when our son is born. Our anomaly scan came back normal. I should be happy. But I feel crushed by the world’s events. A baby dying on the border. Out right racism dictating our immigration … Continue reading


I can feel my pulse in my fingertips. Today my David will call his new school and see what possibility there is for a deferment. Yes, he was accepted into medical school. 1200 miles from our home. Wednesday, we will have our anomaly scan for our second child. He’s 20 weeks, and I am due … Continue reading

little kicks of sadness

I have to say that I did just read one of the saddest stories I have seen in at least a long time. Maybe it is the pregnancy hormones. Maybe it is that my partner is leaving later this week for an interview out of state. Maybe it is that our earth is dying. Or … Continue reading

my family’s lives and potential death hinge on your propaganda

I don’t even know where to begin. Do I begin when I quit my job because I lacked adequate maternity leave? Do I begin when my partner was then laid off after Trump slashed the USDA budget? Do I begin with how we met at a Salsa Dance in the Borderland? (It’s a favorite story … Continue reading