Posted by: Dennie | January 30, 2014

A New Baby

I just gave birth to my third baby.

My first were humans-each arrived here without sedatives or pain meds,  and they were a walk in the park compared to this delivery.

The labor was intense-thirty hours? Forty? Sixty? I have no idea. After a while I became delirious with the effort. But I plowed forward thanks to my newest mentor, Diana Burrell (every time I think of her name, Paul Anka starts singing in my head)  with whom I became acquainted  through The Renegade Writer E-course,  “Become An Idea Machine.” She encouraged me, like a helpful and forthright midwife,  to push forward  without fear and work through the pain. And I did. All the effort has produced a one thousand, five hundred and thirteen word bouncing bundle of joy.

Turns out, sadly enough, that the baby was premature and needs to stay in an incubator until it is fully cooked. Apparently, after some examination by the midwife, the poor little thing is missing a few parts. But not to worry, with tender love and care, I think it will be alright.



  1. And I was all excited to congratulate you…on the real thing. 🙂

    • Oh, Eric! It would be nothing short of a miracle if it were the “real thing.” And I’m sure a divorce would be in the not-to-distant-future, if you know what I mean. I’d have some creative ‘splainin’ to do.
      I apologize for the delayed response. I’m really trying to sort things out and haven’t given much time to my blog.
      Thanks for reading, still.

  2. Dennie, I’m sorry — your post cracked me up. 🙂 What you didn’t say was that the midwife thought your baby was beautiful. She knows that “poor little thing” has great potential. Great analogy, too. Sometimes you can only do so much ICU, then you have to step back and let nature do the rest — meaning don’t be afraid to step away for a bit. It’ll give you fresh perspective.

    • Thanks! I’m still trying to recover from the labor. And going back for more.

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