Archive for March, 2008

Monday, March 31st, 2008

in praise of universal health care

i figure, if you tally up the days i’ve spent in hospital due to complications of pregnancy and the ultrasounds and procedures i’ve had done due to complications of pregnancy and the NICU time and attention and machinery my offspring have hogged due to their early arrivals – which in turn were due to complications […]

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Sunday, March 30th, 2008

stitch in time

home. i’m on “pelvic rest” ’til, um, September.  no lifting Oscar.  no carrying anything over ten pounds.  no sex.  no excitement.  no laundry, supposedly, or vacuuming.  no exercise.  horrors. ice cream is allowed.  sitting is permitted unless i feel any twinging or cramping, in which case i should lie down.  my colleagues at work will […]

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Friday, March 28th, 2008


the place lurks in the dustier corners of my brain, almost like a dreamscape…a warren of banally familiar rooms and hallways examined in tedious detail over months of enforced, enclosed exposure…and yet i do not think about its innards, have never even tried to connect all its pieces and the experiences they represent into any […]

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Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Dad sneaks into the blog vol. 2. – nobody told me there’d…

Bon is still in the hospital, she’s holding up fine, at first blush the proceedure was successful and she’ll be back online tomorrow… I reiterate. bon is good. and there, my friends, ends the coverage of your regularly scheduled programming. When we decided to take another walk down the road that never seems to follow […]

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

die cast

we both used to live here, separately, married to other people, living other lives. eight and ten years later, respectively, here we are again, turning a doctor’s appointment into a vacation, wheeling Oscar down streets that seem far more city-ish than they used to, teasing ourselves with notions of moving back here, spending more time […]

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Friday, March 21st, 2008

in just spring

first day of spring, and a holiday to boot. freezing rain. crocuses still nowhere to be seen on horizon. on paper, twelve weeks today…though i suspect that auspicious jubilee won’t really roll around until Sunday or Monday, given what the ultrasounds have shown and my tendency towards longer cycles. silly, to be equivocating about a […]

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Thursday, March 20th, 2008

object permanence

Oscar is pining, for the first time in his short life. his grandparents, Dave’s parents, were here visiting last weekend. a good time was had by all, especially those under three feet tall. Grandmaman and Grandpapa treat the boy like the sun in the sky, and he rises to the occasion, demanding and beguiling their […]

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Sunday, March 16th, 2008

it’s only life, after all, yeh

to the multitude who weighed in with ideas and experiences and just good wishes regarding milk and asthma and all that mad stuff…thank you.  so much.  we saw our family doctor (who’s not utterly opposed to the possibility of a dairy connection, btw, it’s just not his area of expertise in any way) on Thursday, […]

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

the milk of human kindness

Oscar had to go back to the emergency room the other day, when his breathing suddenly bottomed out again after almost five months without an ER trip. he’s been using an asthma inhaler twice daily since the last ER visit in October, and we had a consultation with the local asthma clinic to discuss how […]

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Sunday, March 9th, 2008


awhile back, Julia tagged me for the book meme, where you grab the nearest tome that happens to be lying about and post three sentences from page 123. it’s taken me some time to get around to actually honouring the tag, in part because the last couple of times i looked around all i could […]

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