Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hello Other Mommies!!


I've joined up with Mommyfest's Blog party - and i've spent part of the morning visiting other mommies and saying hello! It's a community of mommy bloggers getting together and visiting each other, creating traffic and meeting new bloggy buddies! hooray!

So, let me start off by introducing myself a little bit - it seems i've never done this on this blog anyway... so it's probably about time.

i spent the better part of 5 years working on a voice degree, studying opera and classical music at the university here. But then, after a long string of circumstances, i left the world of acedemia and followed my lover to another city, and another province...where we lived for almost 4 years. We were married in 2004 in our home province of The Skatch - the flattiest, prairie-est part of the great white north that is Canada.

a year and a half ago, we decided it was time to get out of the big city and moved from Cowtown back home to be closer to both our families. So we bought a house, packed up our stuff and our two cats, Kozmo and Cinda, and my fabulous hunky husband B-rad and i made the trek home.

I've been blogging for over 5 years, but over at my regular blog iamthedivablog.com which has been my place to vent and create... and then on December 22nd of 2007 i took a test that changed our lives and was the reasoning for this side blog. B-rad and i were about to be parents.

The name of this blog stems from both of our love love love of music. We both love rock in many of it's forms - my husband is a talented musician - both in the writing and the playing of it... he's a man of many talents and while his day job is in the trades, he also went to school and is trained as a sound engineer. Metal and Rock play a huge role in our lives, and with me the self-proclaimed classically-trained, rock-loving diva, and him the Axe Playing Metal head - it seemed fitting that our offspring would be a Little Rock Star. :)

Our little rock star goes by the nickname Chewie right now. B-rad and i both didn't like the idea of calling the baby "it". I started calling the baby "peanut" and B-rad was calling it "Choo Choo" (Don't know why), which then morphed into Chewey Peanut, then just Chewie. It's stuck now, and even our families call the baby Chewie. We're coming to the realization that, boy or girl, this is going to be a nickname that probably sticks with them for life, with family at least.

My due date is ever approaching - August 28th of this year, and i'm constantly being kicked by this little ninja baby. It's hard to imagine that in a few short months i'll be able to hold Chewie in my arms and see his or her little face and think: "I made this!". I'm struggling with the ever increasing size of my body - trying to find the joy and beauty in my belly and not get hung up over 'body image', but when i feel those healthy kicks - it makes it all worthwhile.

B-rad and i are both very interested in alternative birthing methods - in an ideal world we would be having this baby at home in a pool in our living room. But due to some Health Regional Red Tape, it seems that this might not be a possibility this go round, as Midwives just became legislated in our province in March of this year.

That about sums it up. If you're new to this blog - thanks for stopping by, and please leave me a comment so i can come over and visit you! If you've been here before, hopefully you've learned something new about me, but if not - thanks for reading anyway!
Laura

14 comments:

Anita said...

Hey! Congrats on your lil one! Thanks for stopping by my blog during MommyFest!

Wani said...

I love the "Chewie" name evolution! My husband called our boys "Cletus the Fetus" while they were in utero.
Thanks for stopping by Wani's World!

Paige Stanton said...

Aw, that's such a nice little introduction story.

Peapodsquadmom said...

Hi! Congrats on the little rock star. Thanks for dropping by my blog via Mommyfest. I love your place here and will be back for more Chewie updates!

Rhonda said...

Thanks for dropping in at my blog.

I am giggling over the "Chewie" nick name. Our son had a pacifier and unfortunately had it 'til age 4. It was named "chewy".

We still laugh about his "Chewy"

Have a wonderful week. It's been nice meeting so many great people from Mommyfest!

Tam said...

Just stopping by from Mommyfest to say hi! What A great blog you have! Congrats on the baby!!!!

Jenna said...

YAY for new little ones! My second is due Sept 10th and oh I know all about "ninja" kicks!\


http://kelsiesmommy.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

Congratulations. I look forward to visiting your site and seeing what birthing you choose and how it all turns out.

1stopmom said...

Hi, It is so nice to meet you. Congratulations on your little rock star! This if my first time here but I will be back.

Have fun at the party!!

The Little Window Shoppe said...

Funny blog - love it. It's nice to learn a little about you. I am just stopping by from Mommyfest to say hi. Have a wonderful day.
~Emily

mommypie said...

Just stoppin' by from Mommyfest -- congrats on your little one :)

Eva said...

Just stopped by and LEARNED about mommyfest from your post! Thanks! And great intro - I always wonder about bloggers' backgrounds. Looking forward to reading your pregnancy and birth stories as they unfold.

Pinaymama said...

hi there, passing by here from Mommy Fest...thanks for stopping by to my blog!!!!

crunchiemummy said...

Hi there! Just stopping by to say hi and thanks for dropping in on my blog! Good luck with your little rock star's arrival and remember not to sweat over how he comes in to the world -- it's what you do with him after that really matters!!!

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