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Maryland Woman Shares Joys, Struggles Of Transition To Motherhood

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Twanda Washington, at home in Upper Marlboro, Md. with her 2-week old son, Patrick "PJ" Junior.
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Twanda Washington, at home in Upper Marlboro, Md. with her 2-week old son, Patrick "PJ" Junior.

Twanda Washington is on the brink of motherhood, somewhere she never expected to be. In her early 40s, and a high-powered regional sales manager for AT&T, Washington wasn't exactly on the "mommy track." She'd accepted that she'd be the world's greatest aunt, and was content. But, just about 9 months ago, she and her fiancé Patrick Amos found themselves face to face with a positive pregnancy test. Washington and her family recorded an audio diary, inviting us in for the first few weeks of her son's new life.


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