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My Daughter is 8 Today


My daughter turns 8 today. I have wanted to open up about her birth for a while, and thought today would be a good day. As I sat and tried to write it, I realized that I’m not ready. I am a different person than I was then, particularly with birth, and her birth was a part of that.

It was a huge part of my journey to homebirth actually.


8 years later, I’m still just not ready to relive her birth. It has taken me this long to blame myself a little bit less, and for the feelings of failure to fade slightly, but it still stings. A lot.

So Happy Birthday to my big girl; hopefully her birth will help me save her from the same fate when she has her own children. Maybe soon I will be ready to share.

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Maria is an aspiring "fit mom" of 3 children, writing about cloth diapers, going green, and her life as a single mom. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development, and other services.
1 Comment
  • February 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Happy birthday to your daughter!! I hope the sting lessens further.

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