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Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Little Dude Arrives

Written on November 23, 2008 at 6:54 pm, by | 37 Comments

Last week I developed severe pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome, and as such labor was induced Tuesday evening. After 24+ hours of labor, 50+ hours on magnesium sulfate and a 2nd degree tear (“shoulders like a linebacker!” exclaimed the delivery doctor), I would like to introduce to you Eric Jeffrey Pawlowski: Totally worth it. Every second.  Continue Reading »


Written on November 7, 2008 at 4:59 pm, by | 6 Comments

I am happy to report that Pickles has turned, and the doctor has full confidence he will find his way out head-first. I would be more animated in my announcement of this news, but really? I haven’t slept for 3 nights straight. My brain is stupid right now. Basically the news from the doctor’s appointment  Continue Reading »

Grant’s Tomb

Written on November 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm, by | 3 Comments

I thought the inscription was fitting today. It is from the tomb of a man who was involved in the most divisive era in American history, and who presided over the 2nd half of the Reconstruction, emphasizing reconciliation, order and the protection of civil rights for all citizens. Here’s to the power of Hope.

Last Hurrah

Written on November 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm, by | 7 Comments

From here on out, Eric and I have agreed to begin what we like to call The Seclusion. No more plans, parties, lunches, drop-bys – just time at home to take care of the things we need to take care of before this baby is born. The result is that for the next month we  Continue Reading »