where’s the manual at?

Pamela Parenthood 1 Comment

The moment when the midwife placed baby Mika in the bassinet next to my bed and said goodnight to Ivan and I sleeping in separate single beds in one of the birthing rooms, was the first moment that my stomach lurched.  What? She’s leaving us? With our baby? But what do we do? It was at this moment that I …

week one

Pamela Parenthood, Photography 10 Comments

One week ago today I was dropping Tess off at the airport, about to head out for dinner with Ivan and later heading into Birthcare to give birth to our beautiful daughter. So much can happen in a week! First-time motherhood is… beautiful. I’m still marvelling at the wonders of the human body (I know I’ve said this a lot… …

the birth of Mika Cruz

Pamela Pregnancy 24 Comments

This is post number 100 on our blog. Fancy that! Our beautiful baby girl was born at 12:04am yesterday morning (March 23, 2011). She weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and she was 49cm long. Her name (so far) is Mika Elena Cruz. We plan on adding another middle name too… So it’s been a long time now with hardly any …

right now I am

Pamela Inspiration, Random 2 Comments

Playing :: Backgammon, Cribbage and Scrabble. Listening to :: Miss Li, Rabbit, Jeremy Larsen and the new Iron & Wine album (which is just OK so far) Enjoying :: Facebook’s new message thing where you can read your entire message history with anyone.  It’s awesome. Eating :: The best and easiest chickpea and broccoli salad ever. Laughing at :: This insanely …

running out of womb

Pamela Pregnancy 1 Comment

(Sorry about the title). Whilst I think ultrasounds are a little creepy (just wait for it to come out, no?) we just got another scan to check the growth and fluid and all and we managed to catch a clear shot of baby having a good yawn.  Can’t be too much fun in there.. time to come out I say! …