these letters are for you, my sweet max

October 3, 2009

Dear Max, I’m sitting alone in our little apartment on in Astoria, Queens, watching Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and taking a break from cutting stencils for an alphabet to put on your walls. It’s a rainy Saturday at the beginning of October and for the past two weeks at least […]

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My Birth Story (as I remember it)

January 29, 2009

On Sunday night around 7PM, January 11, I started feeling a new kind of cramp in my lower belly and a bit of tightening. Jason was going to head out to jam with the guys at a Greenpoint studio, but I had him stay back, just in case, because these cramps were so new and […]

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Lately

January 9, 2009

I guess it’s been a while since I’ve posted, sorry to my two or three loyal readers. Here are the highlights of the last month or so: – We had a visit to the hospital about four weeks ago. Slight bleeding and lots of cramps and the doctor suggested I go get checked out. I […]

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Learnin’ stuff

December 10, 2008

Saturday we had our first childbirth class, one of the two intensive classes going all day for two Saturdays in a row. Ahead of time I was entirely dreading it. For some reason I built it up as if there would be only hard, uncomfortable chairs, a Nurse Ratched-type teaching the class (the type totally […]

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Stretchy stretchy!

December 2, 2008

So last night I’m stretched out in bed with my laptop, wearing my $3 “I (heart) NY” t-shirt that no longer covers my belly by any means, when Jason walks in and goes “what are those red lines?” I can’t see what he’s talking about until I use a DVD as a mirror to look […]

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Turkey Day and Crib Warming Party

December 2, 2008

This weekend was lovely. For Thanksgiving we had a total of 7 people who came and brought some amazing food. I had to take several small plates and eat them very very slowly, and noticed even after the first that the things left on my plate were all store-bought. The home-made food was just too […]

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Slowing down… sort of

November 24, 2008

I know it’s been a while since I posted. I think I’m slowing down in pretty much every way. Ironically I spend all day long staring a my computer screen, often looking for things to do. I have been getting caught up in various projects, though, doing a lot of research on baby, and a […]

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Things are coming together

November 10, 2008

This weekend we finally met with the doula I’d been hoping to hire. Her name is Danelle Brown and I’m so excited to have chosen her! She’s a designer, specializing in green living, but has recently become certified with DONA. She seems very knowledgeable and will be a warrior (self-described, before I even told her […]

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Neil’s the Man!

November 10, 2008

My best girlfriend Kelsye knows I love Neil Diamond. Lord knows how I tortured her on my 16th birthday when she spent the night, I put his admittedly bad remake of Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen on rep eat, and went off to get ready for the day, leaving her with the song for, I don’t […]

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Knock-knock!

November 7, 2008

My new favorite thing to do at the end of a long, stressful day, is to lay half on my back with my shirt pulled up and my feet up on the ottoman and play knock-knock with Baby P. In the last week he (I mainly say “he” just because it’s easier and I still […]

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