Answered Prayers and the Beginning of a Story

He stopped me as I made my way through the crowded church foyer, baby on my hip. "Thank you for sharing that," he told me. An older man, with grandchildren just a little younger than me, we'd spoken a few times but never beyond basic pleasantries. It was the morning of Rose's dedication, April 2018.… Continue reading Answered Prayers and the Beginning of a Story

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On Pregnancy

This is me the day I found out I was pregnant with Rose. I've now been pregnant four times. Nothing in my life has been as humbling for me as pregnancy. Nothing has reminded me more of how little I control. So while this fourth pregnancy was relatively "straightforward", it was a nine month exercise… Continue reading On Pregnancy

This Time Last Year…

One year ago today Peter and I were walking (very slowly) around Kerrisdale while I tried to figure out if my contractions were real or false labour (they were false). I can remember sitting in an armchair in a second-hand shop, wondering if the store would charge me if my water broke. We're currently eagerly… Continue reading This Time Last Year…

Pearl Lately

Nearly eight months old. Still no teeth. Never stops moving. Wispy hair that just reaches her ear on one side. Tall enough that she's now wearing some 12 month sized clothes. Loves her dad. I mean seriously, loves that guy. She loves me and we spend our days together very happily but if he is… Continue reading Pearl Lately

Toy-Stealing, Dog-Petting, Beer-Drinking

Photobombing dog. Bella the Dog is no longer with us. (By which I mean she went back to her real home. She's totally still alive.) Our house feels much quieter and afternoon walks are a little less chaotic. Pearl misses her furry friend though. Bella seemed to think that I made little beds complete with… Continue reading Toy-Stealing, Dog-Petting, Beer-Drinking