¡Feliz Cumpleaños Papa!

Penned by Meredith Today would have been my dad’s 66th birthday if he were still alive. He died from lung cancer over seven years ago although some days it feels as if it happened just yesterday. I still carry many feelings about his death and being pregnant has brought many more to the surface. I think it can be attributed to my desire to have him here experiencing this remarkable time in my life. He has missed out on so much. My college graduation, my first home, meeting the man who would be my husband, our move to Costa Rica, our wedding and now he will miss out on what would be his first grandchild. I know he’s here with me and Lola. Some days he is more...
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Decisions, Decisions

Penned by Meredith Ask anyone that is close to me… I am terrible at making decisions. I am constantly second-guessing myself and am usually wondering if I should have done things differently. It is, by far, my worst quality (I think anyways) and I would love to fix it, but I’m unsure as to where it comes from. I am a fairly confident person, I’m well-educated, I can always hold my own in the best and the worst of situations yet I struggle with making the most minute decisions. The hardest part to grasp is that I think it’s gotten worse as I’ve aged. When I was in high school, I decided that I didn’t want my Chevy Cavalier anymore and I started the process of leasing a...
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Roses and Raspberries at 31 Weeks (but mostly Roses)

Penned by Meredith Now that I am passing third base and coming down the home stretch of being pregnant, I must say it is a bit sad in a way. I know it sounds ridiculous as our baby girl will soon be in our arms, but I’m really enjoying being pregnant. To be honest, I love it. I was a bit weary in the beginning as the nausea and vomiting was a hard thing to adjust to, but once that part was over it has truly been one of the most remarkable and enlightening experiences I have ever had. It’s so fascinating to see and feel what a woman’s body can do on it’s own. I never really looked at my body as a machine, but the fact...
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¡No entiendo!

Penned by Meredith Do you guys remember this man? He was the fast talking “Micro Machines Man” who made a name for himself in the 80’s and 90’s promoting tiny cars, trucks and whatever else the company made. I had to find an image of this guy because the pediatrician that spoke at our birthing class last night reminded me of the “Micro Machines Man”. I couldn’t stop saying that to Rob throughout the entire two hour course. Perhaps, it would have been OK that the doctor was talking so fast as there was a lot of information to cover… I mean we were learning how to care for a newborn! But, considering the entire course was in SPANISH yet again made the night more of a joke...
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