I’ve gotten the sweetest, funniest, most amazingly supportive emails and messages from mama friends. Their words have made me feel much better and given me perspective. Birthing our children is 1% of the work. The other 99% that has the most effect on how they turn out as people is the most import part of … Continue reading 40 weeks + 4 days.
I’m a little sad this evening. I had an NST this morning at 8:30am. The baby was moving but I could tell from the nurse’s reaction that something was not as good as it usually is. Then I saw my OB, Dr. Perlow, for my weekly appointment at 1:30pm. She said the baby was moving … Continue reading 40 weeks + 2 days = looking at our options.
One day past my due date and nothing. All of my appointments were tentatively scheduled. Dave was home doing all the things I usually do; making breakfast, taking P to school and ballet, etc. I decided to take today to be a quiet day for just me and my body. I took a long walk … Continue reading 40 weeks + 1 day
…I’ve done to prepare for the coming of a second child is to freeze lots and lots of food. In January I started making meals and freezing half. I made all the things I crave whenever I’m sick or need comfort. There’s chicken soup, Italian wedding soup, broccoli-potato soup, minestrone soup, mac and cheese, meat … Continue reading Smartest thing…
Today is my due date… With so many people choosing scheduled C-sections and the media’s skewed portrayal of birth, it’s interesting to see/hear people’s reaction to the following dialogue: stranger: wow! when are you due? me: today stranger: today? me: yes stranger: OMG! (as they back away) are you going to deliver right now? me: … Continue reading Due Date: 3-13-12
Two weekends ago we finally got around to painting my belly. I had talked about it with P and she was very eager to go to town. But every afternoon was taken up by some other activity. Fortunately, we did this when Dave was home so he took pictures. It was a lot of fun … Continue reading Painting the Bump
This documentary popped up on Netflix recently. I had read about it on Cup of Jo and have been wanting to see it. We all watched it, including P. She’s rarely interested in live action so just to get her through it was a big thing. I really loved this story. I think what I … Continue reading Being Elmo
Yesterday… in the car… on the way home…sitting stopped in traffic on the ramp headed down to PCH from Ocean Avenue…I turned to talk to P and saw the “Santa Monica” sign lit up and perfectly framing P’s head in the window! I quickly grabbed the camera and then tried to get into position fast … Continue reading Santa Monica
I swore I’d never turn into a Valley mom but here I am wearing Uggs and shorts. Just shameful but I’ve had the hardest time getting dressed while pregnant and even more so now in my 39th week. We went to the west side yesterday. It’s always about 20 degrees cooler over there. I know … Continue reading Valley Mama
This morning I wanted something eggy, but special, but easy to make. I remembered these egg toast cups I recently found on Pinterest. They lived up to their great expectations. Easy to make, Dave loved them and they felt special. Definitely not our usual scrambled eggs with toast. The recipe can be found here. The … Continue reading Bacon, Egg & Cheese Toast Cups