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wordless wednesday

blog 15 June 2011 | Comments Off

(As if they all aren’t wordless, but this is a topic I can get behind.)

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things that happened on our winter break

blog 1 January 2011 | Comments Off

  1. Made a super delicious Trader Joe’s recipe: Cowgirl Caviar. Invite me to your next potluck to judge for yourself.
  2. Paired the above with my poor girl’s virgin mimosa: Ginger ale and OJ
  3. Played Rockband on Wii for the first time. Bohemian Rhapsody vocals were involved.
  4. TiVo’s season pass to Dora the Explorer failed us big time. The horror!
  5. Christmas tree was taken down while Boden napped. He blamed the kitty cat for it’s disappearance. (We don’t have a cat?)
  6. Santa and his elves (you know who you are) brought Boden a train table, a lightweight electric guitar, more Legos, a toy car ramp, a new potty, some clothes from Bowdoin college, a piano mat, a LittlePeople nativity set, a Brobee pillow, a Dora & Diego toothbrush, and much much more.
  7. Boden burst into tears the morning of Dec 26th upon being told there were no more presents under the tree.
  8. Discovered the wonders of Playdoh on a rainy day.
  9. Went to the Children’s Discovery museum on probably the busiest day ever. Or perhaps every visit feels that way.
  10. Spur of the moment drive through the Fantasy of Lights display in Vasona Park, so great. Boden couldn’t stop talking about the dinosaurs, which were indeed the most remarkable part.
  11. Took US weekly’s Which Kardashian Are You? quiz (answer: Khloe).
  12. Did the above while getting my highlights touched up.
  13. Celebrated NYE (Noon Year’s Eve) with Boden at the Hiller Aviation museum. Balloon drop, countdown and all!
  14. Watched blueberries dancing in my champagne glass from my cozy couch. Happy New Year!

the space between

blog,conception,photos,pregnancy,trying to conceive 28 October 2010 | Comments Off

Tonight I imported the entries from 2007 when we were trying to conceive. There weren’t many, and there is a huge gap between them and my pregnancy. The process was nerve racking to blog about, and felt too personal at the time. We tried for about six months and it wasn’t happening. I had never paid much attention to my cycles before and I was frustrated at how long and irregular they were.

Then after about five months, I got a bacterial infection on my leg (be careful where you get a pedicure!) and the doctor gave me antibiotics that weren’t safe for pregnancy. I would take them for nearly six months! When I finally stopped them and we started trying again I was sure it would take another six months or more, or that it would just never happen.

Impatient already that my first cycle was taking too long, I planned to call my midwife (who was my ob gyn) the following day to make an appointment to see what’s wrong. I thought, well of course she is going to ask if I’m pregnant so I’d better take a test to show her that I’m not. I took the test as I was getting ready for work, a day when I had an early meeting. My husband slept while I peed on a stick, my solid belief that the outcome was going to be the same as it always was before: Sorry, please try again. When I saw the results–Pregnant–I gasped loudly and my husband woke up. “It says… It’s… It’s…” I stammered, in utter disbelief. “You’re pregnant,” he said plainly. Me: “Yeah! Why aren’t you surprised?!” Him: “I knew it.” Well, that made one of us. I had to take another test but there was no time. I could barely process the results before I was out the door to my meeting. I don’t even remember how the meeting went, but I’m quite certain I smiled a lot. I’d planned to go home during lunch to take another test, but I couldn’t wait. As soon as my meeting was over I returned home and got the same beautiful results.

long time no blog

blog,photos 21 October 2010 | Comments Off

Ok, so my brilliant supermama friend @ babeandthebeast inspired me to nurture the mama blogger in me. Now I find myself up too late, shiny new theme installed, wondering what on earth I’m getting myself into. Perhaps I should start by setting your expectations.

  1. I am way less tech-savvy (that’s still a thing, right?) than I was pre-mamahood. I don’t know the difference between a tag and a category, a trackback and a tumblog, a plugin and a widget. I just want to write stuff and have it look nice, ok?
  2. I am a terrible writer. It takes me much longer than it should to craft the briefest of emails before hitting “Send” and don’t even get me started on the meticulous tweets I’ve never twittered. Accept that I’ll have bouts of blogger’s block.
  3. Let’s be honest: I will mostly just rave about my tot. If this interests you, then people get ready, there’s a train a comin’.