Saturday, July 29, 2006

Zara's Shalom Soiree

(Rose Heart Bouquet made by friend Jane - - the theme was hearts)

Zara had her first party. It was hosted by her amazing Zia Linda - the most VIBRANT woman in my universe.

Zia Linda is powerhouse mom of twins - Madeleine and Noelle.

Three old souls that I am blessed to have as my surrogate family.

Zia touched my heart and soul by investing her precious time and energy to organize Zara's party. She didn't forget a thing, from the kosher coffee to the creative gift . It was a very enchanting day!

Zara spent the day asleep while a dozen women showered her with love and gifts.

Each of her siblings read her a short blessing and Zia read a poignant Kaballah story that didn't leave a dry eye in the room. (Zia's a very talented writer/teacher and is a natural born reader)

Zia Tracy wrote a beautiful poem from Zara to us called "What Am I Thinking" that even made the BH sob. (Zia T missed her calling as a Blue Mountain card writer)

Thank you Linda, Tracy and friends from that deep place in my soul full of LOVE.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Month Milestone

Our little angel is one month old and is adapting to her new world quite well. I love this picture, it shows her personality shining through.

I still have to pinch myself that she's here!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Almost party time!

Zara's all ready for her Shalom soiree on Sat.

Thank you Natalie for the beautiful outfit!!!

(she bought it from Beansprouts on Main)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Happy Birthday To Daddy!!!

My daddy is the bestest because he loves to cuddle and laugh and is a fun bath buddy too!

I so lucky. . .


Your angel,


Sunday, July 16, 2006

Dolphin Delivery

OK, so remember that Ommm blog of mine - where I said, "I met an enigmatic woman with an orange aura". That said how much she LOVED labour and offered me some advice??

Well, she is FULL OF SHIT man.

She whitewashed labour so well, that she almost convinced me that I might be able to block out the pain and enjoy the process.


I went into real labour in the afternoon on the 27th. My BH and I were at Mandeville Gardens, picking up some more plants. My contractions were consistantly irregular, but we decided to start timing them. By 3pm they were coming every 15 min. By 5pm they were every 10 min. And by 8pm they were every 5 min and intense! I decided it was time to go to the hospital...

By the time we got there, I was begging for an epidural. Of course, the doc on call tried to procrastinate - I think she thought I was 2cm or something.

She checked me at 9pm, and was surprized. I was 8cm. They quickly wheeled me upstairs to a suite...thinking I'm going to pop this baby out any second.

I kept asking for an epidural and she kept trying to talk me out of it.


I demanded one and finally got one around 11pm.

This was my fourth natural delivery. I had an epidural with my first. I sensed something was wrong, the pressure was unbelievable. (unlike my first three) I consider myself to have a high pain threshold, but the downside to having a doctor you don't know is they don't know you.

In a nutshell, Zara was sunny-side up and stuck. I knew something was up. I was pushing for a few hours and nothing was happening, it was exhausting.

Finally, an OBGYN was called in at 1am - Dr. Unger. Baby Z was getting stressed out. Me too!

Dr. Unger had these long gentle fingers. He found a focal point on the wall, reached in and manipulated her head.

He was my real angel - not that crazy lady at that party!!!

Three pushes and Zara slipped out on June 28 at 1:20 am.

The kids reaction reminded me of when they swam with the dolphins in Hawaii.

Bewilderment. Disbelief. Bliss. Surreal.

By the way, I LOVE dolphins. They have the highest chakra of all mammals. I even have a tattoo on my back to prove it of 3 dolphins with the kids initial on each of them. Which almost posed a problem I might add when it came time for the epidural. Lucky there was some uninked parts.

Looks like I'll have to add another one for Zara...ohhh my BH is gonna LOVE that!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sleeping Angel

Zara sleeps and eats like a true blue cosmic cancer love baby.

Thank you sleeping fairy!!!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

The BESTEST birthday prezzie ever!!!

3 day old Zara and happy birthday to me!

I am in love.