Parenthood

a month of kaitlin marie.

Our daughter, Kaitlin Marie Hamilton, was born at 5:32pm one month ago. It’s amazing to watch her grow over the past 31 days. She’s gone from being awake just long enough to eat, burp, and poop to spending her mornings and late afternoons tracking our faces and realizing she has hands. Kate’s vocabulary is no [...]

T-minus 1 month.

Hard to believe that Kurt and I will be parents in the next month! We’ve done a pretty decent job of preparing for the upheaval…reading the baby books, taking prenatal courses, eating well and keeping active. My side of the family has thrown a couple of baby showers and all sets of parents have helped [...]

Flu frustration.

When you first decide to start a family, the last thing you expect to sift through in the deluge of new-parent info is a pandemic. The H1N1 flu bug has finally landed in BC, causing a lot of stress for me and my husband as we socialize with friends and family this season. Personally, I [...]

Our baby as produce.

19 weeks into this pregnancy and my torso has become a foreign landscape. Despite looking as if I have swallowed a melon, I still find the mommy industry’s practice of comparing one’s developing child to a piece of produce to be disconcerting. Each fruit or vegetable that our baby can be likened to in any [...]

Brahms’ Lullaby

I once owned a pink and red Sanrio jewellry box (something like this). It was my most cherished possession for the magic that it possessed inside: a chime that spun a lullaby whenever it opened. Later, I learned that the melody was Brahms’ Lullaby, and that English lyrics existed for me to learn and sing [...]