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 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.
March 21, 2013 Comments Off
This afternoon, we finally found our second opportunity to make Zevi a permanent part of Brooklyn’s finest sidewalks. She was only four weeks when we tried the first time, and that was repaved within hours. Today I botched the first attempt to write ZeMa on another corner of the same cement square, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they repave the whole thing.
We won’t give up.
March 17, 2013 Comments Off
While Joseph and Zevi meandered around lower Manhattan, I took a tour of the Tenement Museum for a class assignment. I stood inside one of the tiny apartments in the building, reflecting on what life might have been like in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s. I started to think that our apartment in Brooklyn isn’t so small after all. We have what we need and we’ve really enjoyed the way our space fits us so well. Our neighborhood is so lovely and our daily commutes are convenient. Before Zevi arrived, we were nervous about having enough space. Now that we have another baby coming in July, those old nerves are working at us again. But the more I stood in that little apartment on the Lower East Side, where entire families of six to sometimes twelve people managed to find themselves at home, I started to regain confidence in our ability to live in close quarters. Once again I completely feel like our home fits us.
March 9, 2013 Comments Off
March 8, 2013 Comments Off
As always, by the time we landed, Zevi had worn herself out from socializing on the plane. It used to be crawling, but now she likes to practice walking down the aisles with the attention and approval of everyone on board.
Tomorrow my parents are hosting a party in Zevi’s honor. I’m sure she won’t mind a little more attention from a lot of strangers.