Sunday, April 29, 2007


Can you feel what I feel?

Sunday at home

Orange blossoms, can you smell them? (photo by Nabí)

View of the pond from kitchen window (photo by Nabí)We put 4 fish in the pond yesterday, and they are nowhere in sight today.
Our suspect is clearly Skippy, the garden cat!
Firt spring aromatic bouquet: lavender, orange blossom, sage flowers and a rose (photo by Nabí)
Same bouquet minus the rose, which was from the neighborhood

Sunday walk around Tiana

Fire in Spring
Little Birds

Abandoned House
Closed for...
Small gate to big trees

Thursday, April 26, 2007

mom's web

38 weeks - contractions?

just waitin' around.....doooo dee dah bah dooooo....

I must still not know exactly what a contraction feels like. For days, I swear I have been having super long contractions which feel rather strong, although not painful. They say you should 'get ready' to call someone when the contractions are 5 minutes apart and each lasts 60 seconds long. Well, somehow I think I've been having 10-minute contractions all the time for a week now...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

fragrant sweet pea nursery - Happy Spring!

A Prayer in Spring - Robert Frost 1915

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

Friday, April 20, 2007

37 weeks

The baby is now considered full term...

Pros: endless entertainment of watching my tummy move, and trying to guess body parts which stick out of the tummy shape, excitement mixed in with anxiety and mystery

Cons: my feet and hands began to swell, impossible to sleep comfortably, can´t get up or down easily, indigestion, short of breath

love to all...take gentle care

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

dress rehearsal

Brahms C minor piano quartet concet
Dress rehearsal
April 16, 2007 Auditori, Sala de Cambra
Photos by: Amanda Markwick

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

You won´t believe it

The impossible happened today: I went to the doctor for my regular prenatal checkup, after he weighed me, he told me that it would be ok if I didn´t gain any more weight now. Apparently, with one more month to go, I have already gained my ´maximum´ requirement. My doctor also told me to stop eating chocolates, fried foods and what nots, the truth is, I never tried to gain any weight. Since I was 14 years old, I have not gained one single pound, and have always been under weight., let´s see what they have to say about my weight :)

35 weeks

I am positively, unimaginably HUGE!! There is nothing quite like being able to feel your stomach rest on your thighs when you sit, or your boobs touching the top of your stomach all day long. Ahhhhh, the joys of the last month pregnancy.

p.s. that´s our HUGE fridge behind me, so you get an idea how HUGE I really am these days :)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

"when you look into someone's face long enough, you will see yourself" - Paul Auster (from Mr. Vertigo)

The following Krishnamurti quote was brought to my attention, I thought I would pass it on.

"When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind."

--J. Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known, pp.51-52

Monday, April 02, 2007

34 weeks: 6-week countdown

tummy measure = approximately 99 cm or 38.5 inches
(roughly the maximum measurement of an IKEA soft ruler)

weight = 60 kilos!!! (goal weight reached, but STILL growing)