yup. that’s him. little julian. all 10 pds 10 oz, and 22″ of him! 33 days of on and off labour, 30 hours of final labour, and then he had to be hauled out via caesarian. julian and both parents are happy and healthy. the support and love from everyone was – oh, i don’t… Continue reading THE granny post!!!
julian. it’s not quite clear what that name means. it could mean “downy-bearded”, or it could relate to the highest roman god, jupiter, the equivalent of the greek god zeus. whatever it is, it’s a darn good name. and the name of the baby-to-come! yes, we know the gender now! yesterday, i accompanied mindemoya on… Continue reading granny post number 7: a name!
yesterday was my daughter mindemoya’s due day, and it’s been three weeks since she’s been having on-and-off contractions. baby, come out! we all want to meet you! in the meantime, mindemoya’s getting bigger and bigger. how is this possible?!? she’s attached to this massive belly and all she can do is waddle. she moves from… Continue reading granny post number 6: patience, patience
it’s been almost two weeks since my daughter first had her contractions, and it’s been a roller coaster ever since. and no baby yet. but what can we do, other than let nature take its course? well, what i can do, too, is enjoy the anticipation, and dream. i don’t know how many times during… Continue reading granny post number 5: dreaming
if you’ve been following our story on twitter, you’ll know that my daughter’s baby still hasn’t arrived. we’re all in some sort of suspended state right now. she started labour 55 (fifty-five!!!!) hours ago. now, all of a sudden, no labour! grrrr! (but i’m grateful that we all got some sleep) so i figured i’ll… Continue reading granny post number 4: waiting, waiting
there may not be any posts for the next few days – my daughter is in labour, the baby is on its way! yahoo!
here is what i reported on twitter today: my daughter’s baby shower. big belly. lotza family. food everywhere!!!! and homemade wine. afterwards: canasta, hysterical laughter. but maybe i’ll expand on that a bit here? so this is granny post #2 (granny post #1 is here). am i used to this granny role yet? i’m not… Continue reading granny post #2: creating new connections
it was many, many years ago, just a bit after they invented the steam engine. march of 1980, to be precise. my 6-year-old son, my boyfriend and i were in a cab with maria gloria, an aging spanish actress who had worked under federico garcia llorca, going the 100 miles or so from santiago de… Continue reading granny countdown!