Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Journey is over. Maggie has arrived!

Margrethe Jonni Westrum

Born on October 30th at 11:55 PM at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, 2009

7 pounds 5 ounces, 20.5 inches long.
This blog will now close. Thank you all for following, commenting and being part of our journey. Maggies new adventures can now be followed at "Maggies World".

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


You know how you have certain things that you will probably always remember? You know..your first kiss, what movie you saw without an adult or that time when you realized that your parents were people?

I had one of those moments today. We met with our pediatrician. Wonderful man. He was actually my OB's pediatrician and has been practicing medicine for incredible 45 years at UCLA. Dr Marshall Sachs. Voted best doctor in 2007 and 2008.

All that is fine and dandy - but the entire meeting, I could not get it out of my head that we were meeting with a doctor that was not for us. It wasn't about us at all. He had no interest in us. We only had one common interest, my daughter. It is now our responsibility as parents to take our daughter to see Doctor Sachs for check-ups and vaccinations.

Parents. Now that's a freaking milestone if I ever saw one.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Yesterday we went to IKEA to pick up the last stuff we need for the nursery. Me now 4 weeks away from my due date, have to stop and rest every 5 minutes. So I sat down on a pile of rugs to take a breather while my husband came and brought me different kinds of rugs that we might pick for the little ones room.

So while I was sitting there, a lady came up to me and started talking. She told me about her kids, that she was also pregnant in October with all of them and then preceded to say:
"You know what I was doing when I went into labor? Shopping. Just like you are doing now. My boy came later that same night and he was 3 weeks early"

Then she went on her way. When my husband came back with another rug I told him the story.

He then said, OK lets go. And he gave me a ride on the cart. And then he told me to go sit down and wait for him while checking out. He also demanded that I stay put so he could go get the car. I was not allowed to carry the sheets I bought, even though he carried the curtain rods, the rugs, the changing table accessories and 10 other items with 2 hands.

When we came home, I was ordered to lay down on the couch while he made meatballs with gravy and potatoes.

Thank you dear crazy IKEA lady who spooked my man into doing exactly what I have been wanting him to do for the past 5 months. I owe you.

Friday, October 9, 2009

What the Whatta?

The nausea is back? And I've had contractions! I can't beleive that in just a few weeks, there will be a new human being in our house.

It's interesting how things happen in cycles. When someone leaves the table, someone new will join.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Good Night Sweet Girl - Rest in Peace

September 1997 - October 6th, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

5 weeks to go

The baby showers are done. The nursery is almost done. My maternity leave negotiations are almost complete (which will be a blog entry in itself because it's so dumb). Next week I will be full term. Man oh man - I'm just waiting for labor.

Monday, September 28, 2009


I am building a nest with leaves and branches for my offspring. I'm collecting cotton balls and tissue paper so it will be warm, cozy and safe for my chick. I keep a close watch on my nests surroundings, making sure no bad guys or sharp edges can come close. I built a lair that fosters development and growth. A refuge in a prepared position.

That and I bought this car seat and painted the changing table.