What I Read – February and March 2015

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories - Guy Vanderhaeghe (McClelland & Stewart, 2015) I've read one book by Guy Vanderhaeghe (The Englishman's Boy) and, honestly, remember almost nothing about it. This short story collection focuses mostly on men, usually working class. They are well-crafted stories but I did find them repetitive. The Thing Around Your Neck… Continue reading What I Read – February and March 2015

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Pearl at One Month

I can hardly believe a month has passed since Pearl's arrival. There was so much emotional upheaval leading up to her birth that in many ways life feels a lot calmer now. My life certainly has become very focused. My goals each day are to keep myself and Pearl fed and if I also manage… Continue reading Pearl at One Month

Pearl’s Story – Part One

At 3:19 in the morning on February 24th, Pearl Isobel joined us in the world. At the end of January, following a routine ultrasound in week 34 of my pregnancy, I received a phone call from my doctor. The ultrasound results were slightly abnormal - there was fluid gathered around one of the baby's kidneys.… Continue reading Pearl’s Story – Part One