When we first received Samara's birth certificate there was error on it. So, like any neurotic Jewish mother would do, I trekked down to the hospital with the two kids to get the error fixed. The error, in case you were interested, was that the time of birth was listed as 10:07 am, when Samara [...]
Ari had surgery this morning. The doctors came and got him from his hospital room at 9am to transport him to the O.R. They let me come with him down to the Operating Room, but first they suited me up: When we were traveling down to the Operating room, I felt like I was the [...]
I don't know what day it is. I barely know what time it is. Everything is running together. People's faces are blurred. I can't tell one doctor from another. They all look the same. We're in the hospital. Ari is in the hospital. I write those words and I don't believe them. It's surreal. At [...]
Today I feel like the worst mom. Ari, Samara and I went to the playground this morning. Ari wanted to take his scooter with him. I told him that was fine by me, but he had to promise that he would ride it or walk with it all the way to the playground and all [...]
Here is a story that Ari told me at breakfast today:ARI: Once upon a time there was a boy named "Mommy."Mommy met a giant frog.The frog say "Hello."Mommy say "Hello."Mommy was scared.1-2-3-4-5.5-4-3-2-1.I all done with peanut butter toast.I love that I am a boy.
This morning I called 311 to inquire further about how to fix the error on Samara's birth certificate . As it turns out, I don't have to go to the dreaded Department of Vital Records. The correction form can be submitted directly to the hospital where Samara was born. So off we went, incorrect birth [...]
On Saturday morning, I knew I'd had enough. I'd been having contractions all week long that led to nowhere. I'd been in constant pain, and sometimes for 6-8 hours at a time. So I called my midwife. I told her I couldn't take it anymore. She said she totally understood, and that she fully supported [...]
This morning Ari and I took the subway to Josina's house to feed her cats while she and her family are away camping. We arrived at the subway. Ari was in the stroller, it was excruciatingly hot underground and all three of the elevators we took to get to our destination smelled like some sort [...]