my personal Dia dé los Muertos story

Photo by Isaac Quesada on Unsplash

I didn’t have time to be devastated. My intended home birth turned into a ‘non-emergency’ cesarean in about two hours. My fluid was very low, and the baby was barely responding. So we took some deep breaths and down to the OR we went.

She didn’t come out crying, and through my morphine haze, I could tell there was some concern. But then they lay my baby next to my face…