Thursday, September 24, 2009


I must admit to being a bit scattered lately, big life changes have affected my focus and ability to concentrate. Everyday a million blog posts go through my mind and slip through the cracks, ending up as vapor in the humid air. One of the problems is that I can't yet write about what I really want to write about so nothing gets written! Soon, precious, soon. In the meantime, here's a few things that have been happening lately that I can actually share with you.

1. Another baby, another caesarean. A lovely friend of mine had her baby girl this week, congrats amiga, I can't wait to meet her! Throughout her pregnancy she was insistent on having a natural birth and I supported her fully. Unfortunately there is a huge problem here in Mexico, doctors almost always insist on c-sections. I don't know anyone who has had a natural birth, even the women who wanted one so badly get laid out on the operating table in the end (myself included). The c-section rate is one of the highest in the world, a frustrating problem considering that it is most definitely about money. Doctors get paid more for surgery than for delivering a baby naturally. I haven't talked to my friend yet to find out exactly what happened, but I want to send lots of healing energy to her and restful vibes to baby girl. I think if I ever have a friend here give birth naturally I will make it a national holiday.

2. Fiesta, fiesta, fiesta. Now that Max is back in school, we're back to kid party hell, er heaven? On the weekend we had a christening, a 3 year old mass (there is always a special mass for children when they turn 3, I'm not Catholic so don't ask me why!) and a 4 year old birthday party. Thankfully Hubby took over the churchy stuff (no need for the inevitable lightning strikes were I to walk into a church) but I did go to the birthday party. Burger King, 20 kids and their corresponding parents, chaos!! It was nice to be able to chat with the parents of Max's friends and discover that we are all dealing with the same issues and Max is not the demon child I sometimes think he is. He's normal, he's normal, hurray!

3. Skool dayz. I'm really proud of my little student, he's made some big changes since returning to school. His teachers say that he is actually paying attention and getting down to work (most of the time) and his writing skills have improved dramatically. He's beginning to read and most impressive of all, he's learning his sums. In the afternoons he comes out and ASKS to do his homework! Huh? Where's my little drama king of last year, throwing his head down on the table and saying "I no can, it's hard mommy!"? It's not all peaches and cream, he still has his four year old days where he doesn't want to do it, but it's a relief that he seems to be really eager to learn most of the time. Homework time sometimes feels like an Abbott and Costello routine, especially when he's working with me on his Spanish homework. "Circle the pictures of things that start with the letter "M"" (in Spanish of course). There are pictures of a moon, a butterfly, a bean and an apple. Even though I asked him to do it in Spanish and to name what the pictures were, he responded in English and wanted to circle the moon. It's hard to explain that yes, he is right, "moon" starts with "M", but "luna" does not. And that "butterfly" starts with "B" in English, and "apple" starts with "A", but "mariposa" and "manzana" start with "M" so he should circle them. We go in circles on things like this, but he's getting there. So, if you see me with a big dent in my head, don't worry, the edge of the table isn't that hard.

And there you have the short of it. Too many other things to talk about and so little time. Hopefully I'll get settled in to a schedule soon and be able to devote more time to blogging and to reading and commenting on your blogs. And oh yeah, responding to emails, returning phone calls and so on and so on and so on......Hope your life is grand, thanks for reading!


Gaelyn said...

Always love to hear about what's going on in your life. The c-section thing is outrageous, kind of sounds like America's doctor greed. Hope your life settles down a bit soon. What about the new job prospect?

ElleCancun said...

I know what you mean about being scattered!!! I've been ALL over the place myself!

Yes, soon hopefully you can tell us all what is going on with the new role!!

C-sections... ohhh man does labour scare me!

KfromMichigan said...

Ramble on .. your blog is still a fav of mine!

Leslie Harris (de Limon) said...

January 25th is your new National Holiday. It's the date that I gave NATURAL birth to my youngest son, here in Mexico. I think the doctors thought that since he was my 4th child, that he would just pop out by himself...which he did! :)

I too have been feeling a bit scattered, must be something in the air or water!

Petya Kirilova-Grady said...
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Petya Kirilova-Grady said...

I just found and loved your blog and decided to drop you a note and say hi. My husband is American (from California), I am Bulgarian and we live in Memphis, TN. Our blogs explore very similar topics. I look forward to reading more about you guys! And good luck to the little one!

Heather said...

Glad to know Im not the only one who has to tell my child, "yes your right but your also wrong". Ahh the joys of teaching multiple languages.

Sam and Bob said...

I have been following your blog for several months and have enjoyed it because my husband and I have a Mexican godchild in Cancun. I just started my own blog this week.

Unknown said...

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Isabella said...

Beautiful blog ! Congaratulations from

CancunCanuck said...

Gaelyn- I'm still waiting to hear about my FM2 to be legal, so technically and officially I am not working. Ahem. Er. Cough. Let's say that things are good though and I can't wait to share!

On Mexican Time- There's something in the air or the moon phase, everyone I know is a bit "off" lately! Labour scared me but honestly surgery scared me more. One day I'll have the share the nightmare of Max's birth. :)

KfromMichigan- Thanks chica! I owe you an email, I promise promise to get to it today!

Leslie- Fantastic, that's so great to hear, congrats! My best friend here is a doula from England, she is beyond frustrated and angry by what she has witnessed. She's been hired by many pregnant women to assist in their births and has not been present at one single birth, all of them ended in c's.

Petya- Hello hello, nice to "meet" you! Thanks for the lovely comment, I'll check out your blog and say hi over there. Hope to read you soon!

Heather- LOL, you are right and wrong kid, love it. It's a fascinating process, I'm having a ball despite the occasional frustration.

Sam and Bob- Hello and welcome! How lovely that you have a god child here, what a lucky kid. Good luck with the new blog, I hope you have as much fun with it as I do!

Hector- LOL, reality bites indeed. Thanks for the comment. (The hostels look great, I would LOVE to visit!)

Isabella- Thanks for stopping by, just checked out your hub page, nice! :)

Kelly said...

This is random, but I was browsing jobs for my husband and saw this one...wasn't sure if you/anyone you know are interested or if it's legit, but it lists Cancun as a market and I thought I'd pass it on:

Hope things are going well!

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