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We finally got through the work week yesterday, though, so I was able to send her and G downstairs when she refused to sleep so I could rest at little. I woke up to them watching Big Hero Six together, having a bunch of feelings of sadness and celebration.

I talk to her about that kind of thing; I'm not a no-screen-time kind of mom, but I do try to make a point to be sure her media consumption doesn't go without any reflection, so we talk about things. Big Hero Six has grief as such a big plot point that it's essentially a character, and the story is only a thin allegory to the concept of carrying, processing, and releasing that grief.

This, to me, is what a world of true reproductive choice feels like. I was able to say no when I wasn't ready, and when I was, I was able to say yes. Yes, now; yes, you. I want this child to always, always know that we wanted her, that giving her life was a choice we made joyfully. I want the choices we make for her future, and ours, to be the same. I want a world where every child is able to always feel so chosen.