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A babywearing Daddy

On December 14, 2012, Posted by , In Charlie Bastian,Family,Parenting,Photography, By , With No Comments

So much to love about this image. (Posted via Instagram)

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: The latest I’ve ever been

I have been writing this post in my head for weeks. It’s been on my mind since before November 5th, yet here I am, almost at the end of the month and finally getting the words down and planning to finally click the “Publish” button. It’s not that I forgot….

The 5th Belongs to Calvin: Rainbow in the city

As the 5th approached, I started wondering what I could write about. I’m still hesitant to write about Charlie much, maybe because I think of this as a space for remembering my other babies, maybe partly because being a part of the baby loss community, I feel guilty sharing about…

Three in Heaven & One on Earth

I have yet to write about Charlie’s entrance into this world, especially in this space, but if you’ve been visiting, you probably noticed the tweets and Instagram pics of my earth baby. That story will come… I am still processing his birth. Today, I wanted to share Charlie’s first event:…

40 Weeks Closer to My Earth Baby

Today, June 4, is Charlie’s due date, and I am still pregnant. Honestly, I was afraid to even hope my body could carry him full term; I didn’t think I could make it through May. But here we are. Here I am feeling utterly blessed and scared at the same…

And because we will never forget…

Over at Dandiewinks, I’ve shared several cards to honor the grief some of us feel on Mothers Day. Here’s a small preview of a couple of the them: There are also cards for those of you are missing your own mothers and grandmothers and a “Thinking of You” card for…

Grief after grief

On March 23, 2012, Posted by , In Family,Grief & Loss,Life, By ,, , With No Comments

This is a photo of Mama Sue from when she was younger and lived in Japan. We buried her this afternoon. We released balloons, sang a Japanese children’s song that she taught us when we were younger, and had dancing at the reception in her honor. She was 77 years…

Remembering my grandmother

On March 22, 2012, Posted by , In Design,Family, By ,, , With No Comments

Sometimes the words get so jumbled and mixed up with everything that you’re feeling and wanting to express that you need to distill it down into as few syllables as possible. This is for my paternal grandmother, my Mama Sue, who passed away unexpectedly last week. Suzuko Kondo Zapanta (August…