Sunday, September 9, 2012


I didn't think I'd be here today... I didn't think I'd have to wait... I thought it would come as a surprise and be sooner than this but... today, we wait...

I am exactly a week from my due date and I can't begin to explain what I feel these days... I used to think of it as happening unexpectedly and that was all there was to it, but I had never imagined going to bed each night and waking up every hour just waiting for something to happen...
I guess I hadn't thought of this part and had always imagined it happening differently. With that said, I'm also happy my baby is taking it's precious time to grow and nurture itself all that it can... The feeling of staring at an empty bassinet... knowing that next Wednesday you won't be alone in that room... it's unexplainable... 
Despite all the thoughts about the actual experience I have to go through, I can't stop thinking about how the baby will gaze at me and how I'll feel looking back at it. 
Besides all the uncomfortable feelings of the 39th week of pregnancy... the uncomfortable thoughts of what my body will have to undergo... I can't wait to meet you, my baby... I have never waited for anything more important... I have never realized what waiting feels like until now... 

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Letter to the Baby

I was thinking about writing a letter to my baby... and, I thought, what better way to do it than to post it in cyberspace, where our children will probably be living in 20 years. So, here it goes...

Dear Baby Benjamin or Nala,

Being pregnant has been such a weird, amazing, and, all at the same time, surprising experience for me. It started out with taking too many naps... then turned into confusion during mid-pregnancy, with not looking pregnant, but not looking not pregnant... and, now, it's become a part of my everyday... I feel you in the morning, in the afternoon, and mostly, in the evenings. My body has become something so precious for me that I can't imagine being without you. If I was in danger, I'd protect you first... and if my body became too much for the both of us, I'd leave it with you for you to have. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you have made me, as a human being, feel so invaluable that I feel like I am my own prized possession. Even though my feet look like the Nutty Professor's at times, I don't mind knowing that you are the cause of that. Because of you, I am okay with being Mrs. Nutty Professor and I know that when you're here... when you're a whole human being on your own... I will miss having you be a part of me, but, I will feel something so much more for you than I could put into words. As for your daddy, he's so excited that you'll be here soon... He wakes up every morning singing for you and trying to get one kick out of you before he has to leave for work. If you're a boy, I hope and pray you'll turn out just like him and, if you're a girl, I hope and pray you have most of his qualities because he's perfect to me, and, so are you... I love you already and can't wait to meet you.

Your Mommy

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eerren on Fancy That!

Hello All!
I am very excited to share with you my work, which has been used for an event planning/coordinating site by Christine Zohrabians. The company is called Fancy That! and they specialize in event planning and coordinating. I had hired Fancy That for my wedding day for day of coordination and, I have to say, it was so nice to know someone was there to take care of everything that I couldn't keep an eye on. I enjoyed my day because they were there and, now, I'm so happy to see that I could provide some of my talents for them to use. Good luck on all your ventures Fancy That!
Here is their web address:

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Renaissance of Children

As we get ready to close out Angeles Crest Art Guild Show, I can't stop thinking about everything else that's going on in my head right now... 
Six and a half months pregnant, not fitting into my clothes anymore, my husband coming home tonight, the wallpaper that still needs to go up in the nursery, the work that needs to go up for next week's opening, the work that needs to come down at the end of this closing, the days going by so fast I can't stop to take a breath, how the baby will grow that fast, and, the one thing that crosses my mind every single day... the health of my baby...
No matter which we prefer, girl or boy, the minute anyone finds out they're expecting, the only thing that matters is the baby's health. We think about it every time it kicks, moves, or hiccups. It's the "mother" in you that you become.
A friend of mine, Tagui Sarkisyan, is hosting a fundraiser for children in Armenia with special needs. She is working with doctors in Armenia in order to raise money and help these children in need. There will be an event held on June 14th, 2012 at the Brandview Ballroom in Glendale, California. There will be food, announcements, music, and networking opportunities. Tickets are $75 per person. Please call 818.468.9061 for further details and to order tickets.

A few words from Tagui Sarkisyan:
"My name is Tagui Sarkisyan and I am a nursing student at UCLA. I work with Dr, Vicken Sepilian and volunteer in Armenia every summer. For the past two years I have been working with Dr. Karen Koloyan and the Renaissance of Children Non-Profit Organization. Dr. Koloyan is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon that performs free surgeries for children with disabilities in low income households and orphanages in Armenia and many parts of the world. I have seen and spoken to parents that would never have the small window of opportunity or hope for their child to walk if it wasn't for Dr. Koloyan. After working in Armenia and attending a medical conference, a group of medical students and other medical professionals have volunteered to help Dr. Koloyan fund raise to save his programs and help improve the technology in his center to better diagnose and treat children with disabilities. Dr. Koloyan is not only helping children to walk again but he is helping raise the standard of care in Armenia. In a country that has no support for individuals with disabilities, Renaissance of Children is trying to fill the gap and help improve social issues and stereotypes. Below I have listed some of the projects that Renaissance of Children provides for the public. We hope to help improve the gait analysis lab to better diagnose and treat patients:

1. Free wheelchair distribution ( Every child that needs a wheelchair will receive one at no cost)
2. Hip Ultrasound Project
3. Free Orthopedic surgeries and support for children.
4. Free Orthopedic help to Arbakir Medical Center
5. High level of training to raise standard of Care.
6. Setting up a Gait Analysis Lab to help treat and diagnose

This fundraiser will help Dr. Koloyan achieve the goals of helping every child with a disability.

If you are not able to make it to the fundraiser physically, your donations will be much appreciated."

Monday, April 30, 2012


I haven't written in so long the whole blogging format has changed on me. I've haven't been too busy to write, I've just been living life without stopping to think too much... Well, now that I have to sit my butt down a bit longer each day due to the little human growing inside, I thought, what better way to spend my time than share this experience. Yes, I'm pregnant... with a boy... or a girl...?? We'd like to keep it a surprise, so I'll let you know as soon as I find out... Some say I'm crazy for waiting and some admire it but waiting to find out adds to the excitement of bringing home a little one. Right now, the thought of having a little baby at home seems surreal but as I begin to feel little thumps of hands and feet in my belly, it gets more real each day. So, I will be sharing this experience as the days and months go by and I hope that by doing that, I can make the most of these amazing moments in my life.
As I go through the experience of becoming a mommy, the gallery will be getting ready for our upcoming Mother's Day show in May and I will post news up as we get closer.