• He’s One Month Old!

    I absolutely cannot believe how a whole month has passed already. Actually, at the time I'm writing this, we're closer to six weeks, but I'll try to accurately distinguish between the first month and

  • Leaving the hospital

    After Storm was born, we spent almost two days in the hospital. I was given a clean bill of health (as much as you can get when you've just birthed a baby - but that leads into a discussion of the

  • Storm’s Birth

    At 39+5, my water broke at 3.30pm just as I woke up from a nice afternoon nap. Although I had been waiting for signs of labor, my initial reaction was confusion. What are we supposed to do now? During

  • The end of the pregnancy

    At the end of my last pregnancy post, I commented that since we were now at term with the pregnancy (this was at the end of week 37), there was now only the waiting left to do. As it turned out, we

  • We made him from scratch!

    Our son is here! We've named him Storm. He made his arrival two days before he was due, and came through labor like a champion. He weighed just over 3.5 kilos and measured 51 centimeters. And

  • Third Trimester: Weeks 36 and 37

    Week 36 Between weeks 35 and 36, my belly noticeably grew. And so, I guess, did my general discomfort. Luckily, week 36 started out with Thanksgiving weekend, which meant I could stay home for four

  • Things I Ate

    I haven't been very good in writing about food and cooking during most of this pregnancy. I guess I got out of the habit a bit during the first trimester

  • Third Trimester: Weeks 34 and 35

    We're getting so close! Week 34 This week started out with Veterans Day. I stayed home and got lots of work done, which was great, since everything is taking longer than expected, as it always

  • Sicilian Pistachio Pizza

    About a month ago, Paulus and I had lunch with some friends at a restaurant in La Jolla that we hadn't tried before. Their thing is Italian food and amazing ocean views. The restaurant had a number of