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The Effects of Sunshine on the Soul

Written on March 3, 2011 at 11:58 am, by

The sunlight is back. I had an idea to chronicle all that’s happened in the 6 months or so since I last posted (um, since I had the baby), but in the bright glow of the March sunlight, I’ve found that I have no heart to drudge up the 5′ snowbank that sealed our front  Continue Reading »

More Sleeping = More Knitting

Written on April 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm, by

I don’t know if it’s simply a promotion, or if Dunkin Donuts has finally remembered that coffee shouldn’t be a luxury item (for God’s sake, it’s one of the only thing Francie’s family can afford in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), but my iced coffees have only cost 50 cents this week. It’s so rare  Continue Reading »

He’s a G Man

Written on February 5, 2009 at 2:18 pm, by

I had really hoped to use cloth diapers with EJ. Everyone has their own reasons, but for me it just seems like an awful lot of (chemical and plastic-laden) garbage produced by one little baby in disposables. Wendy and Kellee gave me a training run-down over a summer breakfast at Wendy’s kitchen table. Johanna was  Continue Reading »

The Baby Bjorn Bald Spot

Written on January 29, 2009 at 9:59 am, by

Taken at 1:15:04 pm Taken at 1:15:07 pm (Times are approximate.) It has become painfully obvious over this past week that what we have here is a Level 2 Klingon. Level 2 you ask? While not as severe as a Level 1 (who will only be happy desperately clinging to Mom every minute of the  Continue Reading »

Riding High

Written on January 14, 2009 at 11:25 am, by

I’ve tried to write this about 5 different ways, and each time I stop, thinking that the universe is going to slap me down for my hubris. But really, I know that this has NOTHING to do with me, or anything that I’ve done, and I am just ebullient at what’s been happening. EJ has  Continue Reading »

One Handed

Written on January 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm, by

I have knitting – actual cool, photo worthy knitting – but it has to wait because it is super secret right now. It’s pretty frustrating, because my fingers went numb the last month I was pregnant, and I didn’t get full feeling back until about a week ago… so to finally be able to knit,  Continue Reading »

Motherhood: Nature’s Boob Job

Written on January 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm, by

At 6 weeks postpartum, all the effects of pregnancy are supposedly reversed and you are theoretically plain old human again. I just hit this milestone, and for the most part it’s held true for me. There’s one or two not-so-pleasant lingering effects of the pregnancy, but I trust that in time they’ll fade, and there  Continue Reading »

The Little Dude Arrives

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

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

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 »


Written on October 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm, by

(In which I try to be interesting, but eventually end up talking about pregnancy, again.) This little alcove is just next to my office building – what you see is actually the back corner of a courtyard, nestled in between 2 tall buildings, with wrought iron cafe tables on cobblestones and a beautiful waterfall backdrop.  Continue Reading »