Lost and Found by Kristin Binder

The monitors beeped beside my head, their constant, even intervals offering no reprieve. What I felt, when allowed the luxury of feeling, was a sort of numbed down anxiety among waves of hopelessness. I guess there should have been some reassurance in the soothing chug-chug pattern filling the air, or at the very least, the […]

Stages of Growth by Shelley Decker

  First Trimester: The first trimester of pregnancy begins when a fertilized egg implants into a woman’s uterus.  The first trimester ends when the fetus is 12 weeks old.   He lies down next to me and is instantly asleep.  I lie, my back to him, worrying.  Always the worrier.  Are we ready?  Rooms to paint, clothes to buy, and […]