Monday, March 10, 2008

A Very Quick Year

As it is desirous for any blogger to meet other bloggers, Prawn Cocktail has joined in the internet tomfoolery that is 5 Minutes for Mom's Ultimate Blog Party 2008. Check out the party action!

In the spirit of things, and since it's been almost 2 years since I started this blog, here's a quick run-down of all things Rockmama. I'm a 32 year old American ex-pat living in the greenbelt surrounding London. Although my long haired, rocker husband and I spent 7 years living on a traditional, English narrowboat on the Grand Union canal, we've now lived on dry land for a little over a year.

Although we now have a beautiful daughter about to turn one, our road to parenthood was not smooth. After 3 years of trying and suffering two miscarriages, we were beginning to wonder if it was all going to happen for us. Luckily, we manged to find a great and sympathetic doctor (the others usually dismissed my by saying, "Oh, it's very common, just try again." This usually led to me wanting to punch someone in the face.) who discovered that I had a progesterone deficiency. After 14 weeks of supplements in early pregnancy, I finally went on to have our daughter (whom is known as The Prawn) almost a year ago. She's wonderful, bizarre, hilarious and our new best friend.

While I work for a GPS specialist, talking to people on the phone using acronyms that I don't completely understand, my real love is metalwork. I make and sell silver and gemstone jewelry. Other great loves reading, snowboarding, music, tattoos, swimming and cooking.

To celebrate nearly a year of the Prawn's presence, I've put together a cheese-tastic slide show of some of her best moments. Bring on the Velveeta.


natalie said...

awwww! she's adorable! such a happy little girl! so glad to hear you found a doctor who was willing to work with you! seems like that should be the norm, but sadly it's not!

Anonymous said...

WTG one year already eh?? I got about 6 weeks left to the 1 year mark.
What a trip!!

Anonymous said...

I wasnt finished - you and the Prawn have made a place in my heart, as you are Can. and almost the same ages (you and the baby). Also you seem funky and cool someone I would totally want to hang with. I never had a blog really but I do always read yours.
My little cub is a sweetie but sometimes she is a brat too!! But I love her to death. Changed my life more then I knew!
I have related to alot of your vows and b/c of you the Cub loves to eat popsicles ha ha!

Karen MEG said...

What a lovely slideshow! Prawn is such a doll! Although I love roller coasters, infertility is one ride I do not want to go on ever again. I'm so glad you persevered and found yourself a decent doctor.

Just look at the lovely prie you have now!

Happy partying!

cltgrace said...

How sweet! You definitely have bragging rights!

Welcome to the party! What a great opportunity to make some new bloggy friends!

Peek in on us at GraceFULL days~ we love new faces & comments. Oh, oh…and in all your spare time, vote for my GraceFULL moment at Vicks Caring Tributes:

Grace to you~

We are THAT family said...

Welcome to the party! Great blog . . . Come visit mine - so we can meet and PARTY ON!

Curiosity Killer said...

Awww, that's a sweet story! Congrats on your baby's first year!! She's beautiful!

Enjoy the party!! See you around!

Becky said...

I was saddened to note that your slide show did NOT contain the picture of The Prawn with the Buddha.

Seriously, that picture makes me giggle so much that I want to put in on my desktop.

(Oh, and Alex wanted to know if he could marry her).

Suzie said...

That slide show is amazing. I am so impressed.

Stephanie @ Figments said...

Stopped by for the're little prawn is adorable!

Happy blogging!

Darlene said...

She is beautiful. enjoy her before you know she will be 18. I blinked and my sweet daughter is now a senior and 18 ready to take on the world and scaring me out of my wits! YIKES!! They grow up to fast.
Nice blog and Happy blogging!!
Check out my blog when you have time!

Kwana said...

Thanks for the slide show. Not cheezy just beautiful! Welcome to the party!

Kim said...

Your daughter is absolutely precious!

Happy Blog Party!!!!!

Kim @:
Mother to a Toddler

Jocelyn said...

Hi! Happy partying on UB! :)
I'm inviting you over to Hip Mama's Place for cool, fab giveaways for moms, a fun message board, and a blog directory to list your blog.

Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful baby girl!! Have a great blog party!

laura said...

Cute pics/slideshow. I'm baffled- how can she not like playgrounds? What does she know that we dont? I bet she's onto something... ;)

Happy blog party!

SaraS-P said...

Great slideshow!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like we went the same route to motherhood. The Prawn is positively gorgeous. Her eyes are beautiful!

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!