May 12, 2013 Comments Off
Everything about today was just right.
While I slept in, Joseph took Zevi and Nukah to the flower stand. Zevi picked out this bouquet of flowers for me, which is just about the sweetest gift ever. I love the blue flowers and Joe thinks Zevi chose this bunch because it has berries that look like grapes, which happen to be one of Zevi’s favorite treats.
May 5, 2013 Comments Off
April 29, 2013 Comments Off
It’s been a super busy week at our house in Brooklyn. My parents came to town, we had a garage sale, Joe’s dad came to town, and then the renovations began. To prepare our home for the new baby, we switched our bedroom with Zevi’s nursery.
We still need to hang new curtains in the nursery, transfer the artwork from Zevi’s old nursery to the new one, finish up the wall above the new door track, and assemble another shelving system for the new baby. More pictures to come.
In the meantime, I’m amazed by the work that went into preparing our apartment for another baby. This renovation has made our new pack member that much more real. We’re in the last trimester and time is zipping by. It’s comforting to make room and to have a physical space to see/think about what’s mostly been happening internally so far.
April 21, 2013 Comments Off
April 13, 2013 Comments Off
After almost two trimesters of not drinking any caffeine, today I allowed myself one morning cup of coffee. I waited until my twenty-sixth week, which is a week longer than I tortured myself without coffee during my first pregnancy. Because I am a creature of habit, once again, I drank one cup of Alex’s Blend freshly brewed from Porto Rico Importing Co.
This time, Back to Coffee Day falls the day before my birthday, hence the beautiful chocolate cake baked by Joseph in the background of this picture. Far be it for me to complain, BUT later I’m headed to brunch at Pies ‘N’ Thighs and I’m still not going to be able to drink coffee with my meal, which is slightly tragic. Still, this morning’s cup felt so natural, so normal, like I’ve been drinking coffee all along. It’s like riding a bicycle.
It’s good to feel human again.
April 7, 2013 Comments Off
I loved our celebratory day and can’t believe next year we will have another baby with whom to share our days.
March 21, 2013 Comments Off
By 9 pm, on my walk home tonight, the cement had been repaved with no sign of “ZeMa” to be found. Oh Brooklyn, this is not the last you’ll see of us. Someday, somehow we will make our mark, and our mark will stick around, at least for longer than a day.