Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Time-lapse Living

Watching Sofi's face change reminds me of time-lapse film footage of weather patterns, or of a building coming together––while our lives have virtually stopped, the hands on our clocks reluctant to move to their next tickmark, our little beauty is transforming at an incredible pace. Her head is taking shape, no longer cone-shaped, time is now bringing her tiny features into contrast, hinting at the beautiful woman she will someday be.

Here's a link to a photo album that will be updated regularly...

Monday, September 26, 2005

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Let the days of one-handed typing begin!

Wow. For fear of not doing justice to the miracle of life, I am not going to write much (yet). But for now, meet our little Sofia (sofi) born Friday, September 23, 2005 to two of the happiest people in the world. Thank you Dr. Solomon, you were amazing... and thank you Tami for being a tireless, supportive guide for Dana. It takes a long time to write with a little package in one arm––you weren't kidding Paul!

Friday, September 23, 2005

She's gone into labor!

Been timing contractions since 1:30am... it's 5:45am now... we're about
4-5 minutes betw contractions.... this looks like it!
We'll let everyone know when it's for sure...

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Still waiting?

Sleepless nights and much anxiety is in the air. Many people awaiting this little one and still we feel at a stand still. Today is the due date, and not many changes have happened in the last couple of days. There is no written instructions or rules how all this is suppose to happen and when, we only hope that by this point, being full term, we would have a child in our arms.
A few weeks back, I was sure this baby would come early, but now I realize, life is something that has always been a mystery and most of the time shocking. So feeling heavy, tired and ready I wait patiently for the baby to come into this life.

I took a class a few years back in college and the class would always begin with the instructor reading this poem by William Wordsworth:

“ Our birth is but asleep and a forgetting;
The soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
Hath had elsewhere its settling,
And cometh from afar;
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home.

The day I found out we were pregnant was the day this poem landed on my lap again. So now I share it with you.
Much Love- Dana

Friday, September 16, 2005

As you can see...I'm not nervous at all.

I've got it all under control. We went to our doctor yesterday and after poking around, she informed us that Dana has begun to dilate 1.5 cm so far. It's beginning, and I repeat... I am not nervous, despite what the photo might imply. It's really starting to happen and I've got butterflies in my stomach like you wouldn't believe. We're hoping it's tonight. But it could be Saturday, or Sunday... man I can't stand this waiting anymore. We'll let everyone know what's going on for sure.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


Just found this sweet plastic camera Dana got as a gift from her old teaching job. It takes 4 pictures in the space of a second, at slightly different angles.. it's the coolest thing. We were sure the baby was going to come yesterday... I'm working from home for a while to be safe.

Monday, September 12, 2005

The Closet is finally finished!

All our hard work is finally visible. Our little baby is going to be so impressed with the work we put into his/her room that they'll be speechless, probably for the first year or so.

Here's D, working hard. And no... she's not using polyeurethane, it's linseed oil. The vapors aren't harmful, and it reminds me of art school. We didn't want to use varnish in the baby room due to the fumes it would give off.

And here's a shot of the final piece. Can you find Dana in the picture? Hint... she's the one hiding in the closet.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Almost There

In a rush, so not much time to write. We're off to a Doctors appointment.. but here's a photo from this morning of the belly...