Archive | November, 2006

The Houston Trip: A Rocky Start

As Dom has already noted, my trip began in a most inauspicious way. I was already nervous about travelling alone with Bella. And the airplane ride was by far the part that most filled me with trepidation. Flying alone with a six month old is a daunting proposition. That’s why when the agent at check […]

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The Score

A very interesting article about childbirth that surveys the changes in the field of obstetrics and the transformation of childbirth from an art to a standardized procedure.  Highlighting the importance of the Apgar score and the prevalance of Cesarean sections Excerpts: Around the world, virtually every child born in a hospital had an Apgar score […]

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Another Milestone Met

So Friday night I woke to Bella cryingat around 4 am. When I went to pull her from the crib it was so dark I couldn’t see her and I had to feel around a bit to figure out how she was situated. Imagine my surprise to find that she was sitting up! She hasn’t […]

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Home Again, Home Again

We got back last night, rather late, and went straight to bed. I’ve still not quite got my bearings again; but I’ve taken today as a day of rest and recuperation. Tomorrow I’ll begin to clean and prepare to host the family Thanksgiving feast. Evidently Isabella concurs on my agenda for the day. So far […]

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Packing for Two

I hate packing. Especially when I’m already dissatisfied with most of my clothes. I don’t have anything pretty to wear to the wedding. Fortunately, no one will be paying attention to me anyway. I’ll just put Bella in a cute dress and she’ll get all the looks. But packing for two is twice as hard. […]

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Sleep = Bliss

I thought yesterday morning was blissful. For the first time in a long while I woke up at 5 am, after seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. Thanks in large part to my sweet husband. Tuesday night seemed especially rocky. Exhausted, I was showered and ready to crawl into bed at the incredibly early (for me) […]

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Off to Houston

So on Thursday Bella and I will be off on a grand adventure, travelling to Houston for the wedding of one of my great friends from college. I’m excited to be able to go (made possible by the generousity of my wonderful friends) but a little nervous about flying alone with the baby. (Dom can’t […]

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Charlotte Mason’s Motto

I have to confess, this motto: “I am, I can, I ought, I will,” which many home schoolers have adopted as their own, has never really grabbed me. Until I saw this formulation: I am a child of God, I ought to do His will, I can do what he tells me, And by His […]

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