I have lived in England for almost eight years. I embrace and use
British English in my daily life but I don’t have a British accent.
I’m not one of those Americans that attempt to affect a British
accent, but instead sound scary and frankly ridiculous. I’m also not
naturally susceptible to accents. Yes, my intonation has changed and I
say isn’t it and doesn’t it rather than ask a question
outright (this used to annoy me but I’ve… Continue
Added by Tanya on June 19, 2010 at 6:27pm —
Like a hesitant child, I dangle my feet in midair off the side of the hospital bed and feel slightly out of my depth. I’m not a child though; I’m 42 weeks pregnant and in keeping with my decision to go with the flow, am at the hospital for my first session of daily fetal monitoring.
I slowly take in the whir of unfamiliar bleeps, pulses and machinery and hope that I’m doing the right thing. I hope when they hook me up their not going to detect something is awry with baby, who thus… Continue
Added by Tanya on January 22, 2010 at 5:09pm —
I just finished my second cup of raspberry leaf tea for the day. I read about its uterine stimulating qualities in one of my pregnancy updates and kept meaning to buy some. I didn’t get around to it until earlier this week, so hopefully I’m not too late to reap its supposed rewards!
I know that less than 4% or so of babies are born on their due date. Still, I can’t help the emotional and mental attachment I’ve developed about tomorrow....it has been my lighthouse on the horizon, the… Continue
Added by Tanya on January 7, 2010 at 1:50pm —
The other day we were in Target and an automated piggy bank made by a big brand caught our eye. Our youngest daughter really wanted it! The piggy bank would count all of the money automatically as your child put more and more money into it. On one hand we thought it was…