MARITZA RUIZ-KIM

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

Gettin’ Chunky!

Memories of this month… Enn saying- about Zee- “He’s so-oh cuuuuu-oooot” Zee gaining 3 1/2 pounds in one month Watching Enn go from only child to “big brother”. He’s embraced his new role, loves being a big boy, and has Read more…


“I Go Jos’s House, Mama. Bye!”

What makes it really funny is that Jos lives a 15 minute drive away! Enn just up & put his shoes on, got his little box, and said- “I’m going to Jos’s house, Mama!” He ran to give a kiss Read more…


Big Brother, Little Brother


Welcome, Little Zee!

My new baby. A tiny 6 pounds and 1 ounce. A long 19.5 inches. We are happy and healthy and resting.


In the Slow Lane

These past seven days since my cerclage was removed have been so relaxing. We thought that Baby Zee would be born within a day of that procedure, and instead, here we are, waiting, riding along in the slow lane of Read more…


Amusement Park Kiddo

We went to a tiny amusement park. Enn test drove the red, blue, and yellow cars (which, by the way, is how I designate cars- not by their make & model & year, just by their color.) I believe we Read more…


Americans

My persepective on the recent immigration debate is definitely influenced by the fact that my grandfather swam the Rio Grande while pushing his children who sat on top of the flat raft he built, so that he could get them Read more…


Seeing My Reflection in a Two Year Old

There are so many ways that Enn and I are alike. Not a day passes where I don’t think to myself- wow, that’s just like me. I don’t intend to raise him with the notion that I know him inside Read more…


Big Brother Bedroom

GK and I put together this room to give to Enn a present for becoming a Big Brother. That’s the sly way of moving him out of his “old” bedroom which will shortly become Zee’s nursery. Didn’t want to have Read more…


Birthday Cake Bonfire

It’s so funny to have a cake with enough candles to warm my home on a cool nite! My kind mother (hmmmmmm) she decided to put exactly 31 candles for me to blow out. And I loved it! Super funny! Read more…


1000 Day Birthday

We celebrated Enn’s 1000 day birthday today. And how did I know that today was his millennial birthday? TimeandDate.com. I happened to pull it up off of google, coz I was looking up the day of the week for an Read more…


Preparations

Today Enn and I went out on many errands together. Abuelita is out of town, and we are taking care of business around town- little things that have us getting ready for Baby Zee to arrive. Or putting together Enn’s Read more…


On Defense at the Park

I just left a local park and there was this really creepy guy staring at me and Enn and another little girl playing there. He had walked back and forth near the little fenced-in park several times, then stood in Read more…


I’d Do Anything for Him

He’s so proud of himself here, wearing these Happy Meal sunglasses. It brings me back to the moment where he’s putting the sunglasses on, barely knowing how to get them to stay put over his ears, feeling so cool about Read more…


Off Bedrest

Where I’ve been… I’ve been off bedrest! This week, while I have been still less busy than the average pregnant person, I have been busy compared to Bedrest Me, making plans for having this little Zee. I got the word Read more…


Coming Soon

Can it be that I all of a sudden feel like I am gonna have a newborn here really really soon? Yesterday it felt like “it’ll be a while”; Today- it feels like…. “He’s coming!!!” Maybe Zee will come late… Read more…


Post-Bedrest

I’m up! Sort of. Just wanted to write what fun things I have been able to do since being more mobile. 1. Put away Enn’s dinosaurs, lego Thomas set, and wooden Thomas track, and threw the rest of his toys Read more…


Bedrest Day Nine

You Can Learn a Lot. 1. It takes 1.5 days to get bored outta your mind just lying in one spot, no matter how many diversions can be accomplished there. 2. It can make someone like me miss cleaning the Read more…


Tenderness

I am not going to tell here about how you love to yell with your deep two year old voice or how you chase our cat all around the house or how you like to push people’s buttons to see Read more…


Do you hear that sound?

It’s me— it’s my internal voice screaming really loud because I am sick of being on strict bedrest. Just seven full days, and it is absolutely old already. The first few days had me *enjoying* the peacefulness of reading, being online, watching Read more…