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A Note From the Other Side

A Note From the Other Side

By Amalah


A couple of months ago you answered a question of mine after I had a very traumatic midwife visit and had something of a nervous breakdown worrying about whether or not our baby was going to be ok and arrive safely.

I promised I’d let you know, and so, here it is :O)…

Little Logan Issac was born on the 23rd of December at 3:40am after labor was induced on the 21st weighing in at 8lbs and half an ounce. Assisted delivery but we’re both doing well and got out of hospital yesterday just in time for Christmas.

I hope you and the boys had a wonderful Christmas,
Claire (and Logan!!)

Well, you did it again. After being the first Advice Smackdown question-asker to ever make me cry, your (wonderful, awesome) update did to. I think I can safely speak for anyone who read your original letter that oh, we are so so over-the-moon happy for you and your little boy. (And I must say I am also very partial to his middle name as well.)

I wish you guys a wonderful first-days experience and months and years of all the frustratingly challenging awesomeness that comes with motherhood. And while Logan’s presence will of course never erase or “replace” your other lost babies, I do hope you were/are able to find some peace, healing, emotional support, blah blah I’m getting corny here, POINT IS HOORAY FOR HEALTHY BABIES AND CONGRATULATIONS AND *throws arms up Kermit-the-Frog style* YAAAAYYYYYY!!!

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About the Author

Amy Corbett Storch


Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Ama...

Amalah is a pseudonym of Amy Corbett Storch. She is the author of the Advice Smackdown and Bounce Back. You can follow Amy’s daily mothering adventures at Amalah. Also, it’s pronounced AIM-ah-lah.

If there is a question you would like answered on the Advice Smackdown, please submit it to

Amy also documented her second pregnancy (with Ezra) in our wildly popular Weekly Pregnancy Calendar, Zero to Forty.

Amy is mother to rising first-grader Noah, preschooler Ezra, and toddler Ike.

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  • Whozat

    December 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations on your brand new little one!

  • Lise

    December 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Congratulations, Claire! I remember your original question and, like Amy, wanted to give you a huge hug. I love his name – Logan Isaac is the boy name I picked out for my third baby, who turned out to be a girl.

  • IrishCream

    December 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Yaaaay! Congratulations! Enjoy that baby, take care of yourself, sleep while you can, and enjoy that baby some more! Bless you and your new family.

  • Jae

    December 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    How wonderful!  I’m so very happy for you and your family!  Love and blessings to you all!

  • Elle B

    December 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Congrats! It is great to hear back from advice column peoples, but way awesome to hear great and happy beginnnings!

  • Liz

    December 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Mazel tov!!!!

  • Suzy Q

    December 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Such happy news!  Congrats on your new little boy! May you find the peace and joy you so deserve.

  • MR

    December 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Yay! I have thought of you often since reading your previous letter and am so glad to hear your happy news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • Candace

    December 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Fantastic news! Enjoy this wonderful time, new babies are so so amazing! If you start to feel crazy though too that’s okay, we all feel crazy at first! Good luck and God Bless!

  • Claire

    December 30, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Thank you for all the congratulations, and thank you again for the massive outpouring of support when I first asked for help. You have no idea how much of a difference it made to me. We’re slowly getting into a routine and I’m slowly starting to relax into this.

    I hope everyone had as good a christmas a we did, and the new year is even better :O)

  • Natalie

    December 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    CONGRATS! Also your baby boy and I share a birthday! Yay! Represent 23rders!