Monday, September 28, 2009

A newborn is without her mom.

I used to belong to local boards on I stopped posting a long time ago but it took me a long time to stop lurking. Because when I start caring about people, it's hard for me to stop. I finally forced myself away and that's been that.

Until today.

This weekend, one of the ladies became brain dead after suffering an amniotic fluid embolism and disseminated intravascular coagulation while delivering her beautiful, full-term, and healthy baby girl. Yesterday, she was taken off of life support.

I'm in shock about this. I wasn't close to her at all, but she was a beautiful, kind, good-natured, and loving woman. She deserved to become a mom so much, and I was so happy that she was going to get her happily-ever-after.

I'm going to link to other people's blogs and posts about this. They've set up a paypal account to accept donations. There's some talk of collecting donated breastmilk for Gaby if you're local to Southern California. They're also having an Inland Empire yard sale to raise some money, and Matt Logelin of the Liz Logelin Foundation is also offering support and advice.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Life is crazy.

Lukas is crawling and cruising everywhere. 8 months old and has 8 teeth. Solids still aren't a huge hit but he's slowly getting there. Loves the boob so much.

He helps me with dishes, laundry, and sweeping! He also helps feed the dogs/cats and thought playing in the water dish the other day was great fun!

We took Lukas to the LA County fair recently, and he had so much fun. He loved watching everything, but especially liked it when we let him practice-walk and when it got dark so he could see all the lights! I can't wait until next year when he's old enough to enjoy it a little bit more! :) Unfortunately, I decided to carry the kidlet all day so my shoulders/neck are pretty sore. Still, it was awesome.

Oh, and my husband wants a divorce.