Tonight is the last night I can say I’m 39 years old and 39 weeks pregnant. I had to capture it…messy room and all. A long time ago before I had any sort of wisdom and understanding about having children, I swore I would never have a child in my 40’s. I remember saying “if … Continue reading The last night of 39…
I’ve fallen into an after school routine with P for the last few weeks. She comes home from school, eats, naps, watches tv, eats, goes to bed. It’s so lame I can’t stand it! However, I’m giving myself a break because I’m at the end of my pregnancy and I’m exhausted and in pain. Today … Continue reading Easing My Guilt
There is a Spanish song by Franco De Vita that has stayed with me for decades. It’s called “No Basta”, which means “It’s not Enough”. It’s about parenting. There’s a verse in particular that I think about almost daily, specially now that I am a parent: “No basta con creer ser un padre excelenteporque eso … Continue reading No Basta / It’s Not Enough
As the time gets closer to my due date I’ve sensed P getting more anxious. She’s always been excited, eager and thrilled to have a sibling but the reality of it all is starting to hit. Last week we did the sibling tour at the hospital. It was amazing to watch her take in all … Continue reading Prepping P for Baby G
Another emotional day. The ultrasounds with the perinatologist are incredibly stressful for me. The last one at 18 weeks told us everything was ok. We’ve done several different tests and each one brought us better and better news. And yet, I’m in a panic before every appointment. When we got our bad news 3 years … Continue reading 30 weeks Ultrasound
Peanut at about 4 months in utero. June, 29 2007 Baby sister at 18 weeks in utero. October 13, 2011 My two girls. Both pregnancies …so far, as I’m currently 28 weeks along with the second, have been really easy and very healthy. I just got my glucose test results this week and I’m neither … Continue reading 2 Pregnancies. 2 Different Perspectives.
P was sitting next to me on the couch. She does this motion with her hands that’s like passing one hand over the other but she does it against a cushion or something. This time it was against my stomach and in that instant I recognized the feeling. It’s what I constantly felt IN my … Continue reading