Category: Ronin

Early postpartum

Everything about this pregnancy was different than my previous experiences, so I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that these first days postpartum are new terrain as well. Recovering from a...

40 Days

First off, the amazing news! Another echocardiogram was done within the first few hours of Ronin’s birth. A cardiologist spoke with us yesterday, and now their team is confident that...

He’s here!! Happy birthday, Ronin!

Ronin’s here! He was born on Friday, June 9, via an unplanned c-section. Friday was also my 40th day in the hospital. When I was falling asleep the night before,...

Perfect timing

Good timing is something I’ve always been fairly attuned to. When I’m playing the piano, I can hear good timing in how the keys are struck. In my athletic career,...

Naming Ronin

Over the last few days I’ve been watching Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954), the Japanese film that inspired The Magnificent Seven. I’m not much of a movie person, but with...

Perspective as a choice

It’s been 37 days since my hospital stay started. So crazy to think about. Before this, the longest I’d ever been away from home was probably three days, max. Dallas...

Child Life Counselors

Today two child life counselors came to speak to me. Their role is to offer support to worried children when loved ones are needing medical attention. The counselors wanted to...