Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Presenting Siegfried Javier von Hessert

This post is long overdue (as Brad will attest). On Sunday September 26th at 4:51 AM Siegfried Javier was born into our world. Welcome Siegi, nephew, cousin, son, grandson and new family member to our clan. We love you more than your little brain can understand yet. Vanessa had a beautiful, natural, drug and intervention free labor and I have a whole new respect for her and her dedication as a Mother.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Home on Raft Island

I got these pictures from Mikala's facebook (thanks Mikala!). It is Saturday today and I am here in NYC for three more days (leaving Wednesday morning). I hope I get to meet little Siegi...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday the 23rd of September, 2010. The waiting continues... :)

This morning we went to an appointment at Vanessa's midwifery clinic on the upper West side, walked through Central Park and met Simon for lunch at a great restaurant (seems there are no bad ones here in NYC). I miss the kids so much but Patty sent me pics of them taking a bath (THANK YOU PATY!) and of course I miss everyone else too Emily, Mikala and my sweet husband who has been working so hard at the office lately. I look very much forward to all of us lazing on a beach in Playa soon with Siegi squirming around on a towel under an umbrella...
Love you guys, thanks again for holding down the fort while we wait out this amazing event.

Beautiful mother to be
talking to Brad from Central Park West
for Solly and Dede
bright lights, big city
she prefers cabs these days!
check out the model having a photo shoot behind me

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NYC dog walkers

Hey, these dogs are cute. I would do this job!

New Runners and Lunch with Franny

This morning Vanessa and I went out to buy new running shoes. They assessed my running style on the treadmill with a video camera and it looks like I run fairly well (thanks to my high arches I have no over pronation). I purchased a nice new pair of runners and then we were off to meet Franny for lunch.

We met Franny at a nice French restaurant. We sat in the garden and had a really nice time.

After lunch I accompanied Vanessa to her acupuncture appointment (a post on that later).
Enjoy the photos!
bookends I bought for the kids room in Playa
Franny showing me pics
lunchtime at Union Square market for the NYC kiddies
beautiful buildings
ka chow
soon to be mama
Emily's fav radishes!
stop looking at my bum
love Franny like a Mama

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dreaming of a baby

There is still no baby. Vanessa really thought she was going into labor three days ago but it was not yet to be... This time together with my sister is so special I wouldn't ever be anywhere else, I think our Mom is watching.  In the meantime I miss my babies and family and dream of Siegi. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Meanwhile on Raft Island...

Meanwhile the kiddos play the day away with Daddy-o and the rest of the gang:)

NYC waiting for Baby Siegi

Here I am in Chelsea, New York waiting with Vanessa and Simon for the baby to decide to come out of hiding. I can tell he wants to because he moves a lot and it seems rather cramped in there! We went out for lunch today at a great Italian place and now we are home.  I love you Brad, Emily, Solly, Dede, Paty and Mikala!  Thanks for being such a wonderful and supportive family for me to be here to witness this miracle.  More soon.
Love, Mama

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chocolate Balls in the mail!

Vanessa being her perfectly perfect self made three different flavours of chocolate balls. As a thanks for her baby gifts, she mailed them out all over the country and ours arrived today! They were gone in a matter of minutes...
Thanks Auntie Nessa!