Monthly Archives: May 2011

Scared of stuff and hopeful

I admit to being scared of stuff.  Babies, apparently, require a lot of stuff.  We’re trying to come to terms with the sheer volume of stuff required…you could say we’re trying to find a balance.  Why am I scared of … Continue reading

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Paper Turtle for baby’s room

An artist friend and neighbor, Laura Bruzzese, is trying to start a fabulous new business called Paper Turtle (  Here is her overview: I’ve partnered with a group of artisans in Haiti for more than a year, designing paper-mache sculpture … Continue reading

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Memories of cantaloupe

Cantaloupe reminds me of my grandparents.  Not cut-up chunks of cantaloupe.  But rather  eating cantaloupe with a spoon, scooping it straight out of the rind.  More specifically, it reminds me of sitting at the breakfast nook in my grandmother’s kitchen.  … Continue reading

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Prenatal Visit Number 3

We had our third prenatal visit today.  It was “short” for a typical visit with your home-birthing midwife: only 1 hour.  Our midwife reports that all is well and the little bean is progressing nicely, and my uterus is growing … Continue reading

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May 15th Growth Spurt

Had a bit of a growth spurt this past week.  Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve gained about 6 pounds and added 3 inches to my waist.  The consensus is that I definitely “look pregnant”.

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Eleven Years!

Eleven years ago today, I married my best friend. It’s always risky business to truly love someone because it exposes your vulnerabilities.  Along the way, it has certainly revealed many of my weak spots.  Regardless of the risk, loving Aaron … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day for a Primigravida

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers of the world!  I’ve always known that none of us would be here without them but now, as a primigravida, I have a whole new appreciation for mothers. As far as my pregnancy … Continue reading

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Babies and Monarch Butterflies

Yesterday I saw two Monarch butterflies.  We spotted the first in the morning during our lovely 2-mile loop; it was fluttering through Kit Carson park near the Rio Grande.  Then, later that afternoon, while sitting in our backyard reading a … Continue reading

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