Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Whoooo Hoooooo

Well Helllooooo Sitstas! Welcome to Just By Living!

Let me introduce myself..

I am Adriana, wife to Michael, step mom to a beautiful boy we call "C" and mother to Hendrix.

For years I have a been a freelance fashion writer for numerous blogs and even a couple fashion publications but by far the most challenging and complicated writing endeavor has been this blog. I started it as a form of therapy after my babe almost died in front of me during his birth. Read our birth story below.

This week I have been re-posting my absolute favorite posts for your reading enjoyment. Check them out below. Feel free to leave some love, follow me on Twitter, or maybe both.

I am in the process of making a one year video for my little Henry...check out the teaser for it below. It includes some footage of his first real game of peek a boo and H falling asleep in his lil car.



Hendrix in the month of July from adriana moniz on Vimeo.

So glad to have y'all here!!!!

108 comments:

  1. Congrats on your very own SITS day!

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  2. Happy SITS Day!! I'm going to go poke around your blog now but thought I'd say hello before I do!! :)

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  3. Happy SITS Day! I'm a new follower!

    And I'm off to go read your fav posts!

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  4. Nothing beats being a Mom, eh? =)

    Your little guy is adorable, quite the ham.

    Happy SITS day, enjoy!

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  5. Happy SITS day. Gonna go look around a minute before I have to head out to work. Hope you have an awesome day.

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  6. Congrats on your SITS day. I can't wait to read your story.

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  7. Congrats om your STS Day!! =)

    I know how difficuly your birth must've been. I like the way yo wrote it. I admire your strength an so glad baby Hendrix is alright.

    Have a lovely day!

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  8. Congrats on your SITS day! I'm looking forward to reading your birth story; I'm so glad it had a happy ending even if it was a bit scary in the moment. Enjoy your special day!

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  9. congrats on your special day! im your newest follower! Come follow me back and lets stay in touch! ;)

    www.justcherishtoday.com

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  10. Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy! New follower - I love your story! :D

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  11. Happy SITS day! Enjoy the love you receive today. I just read your birth stories. How scary!

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  12. Happy SITS day!! What an amazing story you have. Off to poke around now... :) Have a great day!

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  13. Congrats on your SITS day! I just read your birth story, both parts. Your writing is amazing. I've had 5 children so I have birth experience to go upon, and that combined with the way you write- wow, I feel that I am right there with you, and my heart breaks for you. My worst fears are put into words right there. Your son is beautiful, I love his big blue eyes.

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  14. Congrats on your sits day. Really like the name of your blog and the photos.

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  15. thanks everyone!! so glad to have you all here : )

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  16. Congrats on your big day. The pictures on here are amazing!

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  17. Dropping by from SITS to wish you a happy SITS day!

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  18. Congratulations on your SITS day!

    I completely get the blog-for-free-therapy factor. I too have nearly lost my own babies at birth and have now lost 'my' babies that I care for. Not much else taxes the human spirit.

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  19. Having watched my baby die, at one month, in front of me, I understand completely. I am dreading but looking forward to reading your story.

    Happy SITS day.

    LisaDay

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  20. Oh my goodness! I just finished reading parts 1 and 2 of your birth story and it is incredible. I'm so glad that everything was okay in the end. Just to write that must have been difficult! I will definitely be following you.

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  21. Congratulations on your SITS day! I look forward to reading your blog.
    Best,
    Colleen

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  22. Happy SITS day! I just read your birth story, and now I am sitting here crying! Great post. Your baby is beautiful!

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  23. Congratulations on your SITS day!

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  24. Congrats on your SiTs day! Im glad everything turned out for the best for you and your baby.

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  25. Happy SITS Day! So far your blog looks amazing.

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  26. Happy SITS Day! Loving your blog--new follower! =)

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  27. Congrats on your SITS day! Your story is amazing. What a blessing your son has been!!!

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  28. congrats on ur day. ur birth story touched me so much....much love. im ur newest follower!

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  29. congrats on your SITS day! i just read your birth story and could feel your pain as i was reading. my last baby was in NICU for a week-had to be taken from the hospital he was born in to another-i will never forget them telling me they were taking him. you have a beautiful son.

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  30. Happy SITS Day! I will be reading your blog. I am a fellow Boston blogger and looking forward to Bloggy Boot Camp in Boston next year.

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  31. You have such a sweet little baby! Those eyes are precious and remind me of my little boys :-)
    I'm excited to read your fav. posts!

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  32. Happy SITS, I love the pictures on your blog!

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  33. I'm so happy you were featured today - congrats. It cracked me up to read your experiences in going reaching motherhood! Your pictures are wonderful and what a cutie you have there. No wonder he turned your world upside-down.!

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  34. Happy Sits day! What an awesome idea with the video. That will be a treasure.

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  35. Happy SITS Day! I really enjoy your blog, and I hope it's helped as therapy. You do a fantastic job!

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  36. Happy SITS day! Read your birth story, both parts. Fantastic writing, I could feel myself there... what trauma, what joy!

    http://bernicewood.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/life-one-step-at-a-time/

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  37. Congrats on being feature blogger today! I love your blog! It is so fun to read!

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  38. Happy SITS day! Your blog is sweet. And the baby--ahh.

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  39. So you'll never guess how I found you so I want start with that....
    Love the video! So sweet and fleeting in its beauty, like baby-daom, you captured that, truely!

    I joined! can't wait to see the rest of the video on its completion!

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  40. Congrats on your SITS Day - I look forward to reading more about you and your beautiful family!
    Amber :)

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  41. Happy SITS day and congratulations! I would love to exchange fashion and beauty information with you at some point!

    Your baby is adorable! He has the biggest eyes!

    - Shelli :)

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  42. Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

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  43. Stopping by from SITS to have a look around. The blogs about the birth of your baby were so moving. My son's birth wasn't so traumatic for me as he was a c-section, but I remember so well that he couldn't breathe. They brought him to me, rubbed his little foot against my face and rushed him to NICU while I lay there trying to sort it out through my groggy mind. It was so frightening and it was 5 days before I saw him again. He's 29 now and very healthy!

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  44. I was a new mother's group, I remember a woman saying that all mother's should share their birth story over and over and to anyone who will listen because it is the most love.trauma.joy.pain. transcendent experience of our lifetime. I agree and adored reading yours as terrifying as it was. Happy ending and all.

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  45. what a beautiful blog.... and baby! Love your July video and all the photos you've got in each post. Happy SITS day!

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  46. Happy SITS Day! I just read your son's birth story and found myself reading very far back. I loved the way you wrote about it...I just kept reading and reading. He is so beautiful!

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  47. Enjoy your SITS day! YAY!!
    I love how your personal therapy turned into an awesome blog!! Good for you!

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  48. H is a beautiful little boy.. oh those cheeks!! =) Have a fabulous Sits day!

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  49. Good morning! What fabulous pictures of your little cutie!! Congrats on your sits day!!

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  50. Awwwww... Hendrix is too darn cute!!! Congrats on your SITS day btw! Enjoy it!

    http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/

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  51. Congratulations on your SITS Day!! Enjoy it!

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  52. Wow you've got a quite a story...and you tell it beautifully! Off to check it out. Enjoy your SITS day!

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  53. Happy SITS day! I'm off to read some of your favorites now!

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  54. What a cutie!! Cracked up at him falling asleep at the end of the video. LOL

    Congrats on your SITS day!!!

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  55. Aww your little one is adorable!! Love the photo on your button!! Congrats on your SITS day! New follower so I can find my way back!!

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  56. Happy SITS Day!! I look forward to exploring your blog a little more - looks fabulous so far!!

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  57. Enjoy your SITS day, but don't let all the comments go to your head!

    LOVE your header...so cute!

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  58. Happy SITs Day! I just read your birth story. WOW! I am so glad he is OK!

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  59. Happy SITS day!

    Adorable video. How did you get him to time his falling asleep in the car to the music? ha ha!

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  60. here from SITS! Enjoying your blog and so glad Hendrix turned out perfect.

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  61. Happy SITS day - nice to meet you :) That video is such a great idea, I'm sure he'll love watching it when he's older. Are you going to do one every year?

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  62. Your pictures are amazing—what a gorgeous baby!

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  63. Congrats on your SITS day! You're son is gorgeous! Looking forward to checking out your blog . ..

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  64. Congratulations on your SITS day. What a beautiful baby! I just read your birth story posts and was blown away by them. I'm so glad the story had a happy ending.

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  65. Congratulations on your day to Shine with SITS!
    Hendrix is adorable. What a wonderful blessing.

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  66. I am thrilled that you were featured today, because I just read your birth story and my heart moved mountains. You are a wonderful writer! I am now following!! Have an awesome SITS day :)

    http://thewhitebluesky.com

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  67. Read your two-part birth story and was amazed at the skill and beauty of your words. I don't believe I've read another that is so poetic and yet so very very real. Thanks.

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  68. hello! sending you love from austria. found your blog via SITS. really beautiful blog you have here, wonderful true and honest words.

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  69. Congrats! Your baby is so cute. And what a birthing story. Wow!

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  70. happy SITS day! i love your header, and your photography in general!

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  71. So glad that SITS featured you today! I used to be a fashion copywriter and my husband also DJs, so I feel like I found my mom blogger soulmate or something. Hendrix has amazing eyes! Love the footage of him dozing off in his car.I look forward to getting to know your blog better.

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  72. Happy Sits day! Your boy has the most amazing blue eyes! I'm off to read your birth story but I hope you enjoy your day!!!

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  73. Happy SITS Day! I hope you enjoy it.

    Your little boy is so cute. Love those big blue eyes!

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  74. Adriana, Congratulations on your SITS day! Thank you for sharing your blog, your life, and your video ~ we're so lucky to be living in an age that allows us to record all those wonderful moments! Those baby giggles are the absolute best music in the universe! I'm following your blog, and look forward to reading the rest of your featured posts! Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  75. OH- your birth story gave me the chills and made me tear up. I had a completely controlled c-section (she wouldn't budge) and the circumstances were COMPLETELY different, but...I think any Mom would be hard-pressed to not think about what a miracle havin' a kiddo is and how her personal story was simply kinda incredible.

    Happy SITS day from Chicago,
    Keely

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  76. What an adorable boy you've got there! Love the idea of monthly videos!

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  77. Nice to "meet" you! Congrats on your feature!

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  78. Congratulations on your SITS day!

    My apologies if this posts more than once. I got a message saying "Service Unavailable" and tried again.

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  79. Happy SITS... I like your post with the setting of the hotel.

    Neat that it goes through different times.

    I thought it was a beautiful post.

    Definitely touched me.

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  80. Happy SITS day :)

    I just read all of your birth story and about the ghost limb. I cried... You're a beautiful writer. I look forward to reading more from you <3

    xx

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  81. Happy SITS day! Following you on Twitter!

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  82. Happy SITS day! I work in a NICU and reading your story puts what the parents go through into such perspective. Your son an adorable NICU grad! Best of luck to you.

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  83. Hope you had an amazing SITS day and got a lot of new followers! You have great pix and are a great writer! hendrix (great name) is a doll!

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  84. Happy SITS day to you! Your blog is obviously a labor of love. Your writing is just amazing. I wish you and your family all the best after all of the troubles you have been through.

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  85. What an amazing birth story! I am so glad that it had a happy ending. From a mom that does natural labors, and epidurals that don't work. I could totally relate!
    Your writing and description is amazing.
    Happy Sits day. I think your awesome!

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  86. Congrats, Adriana! Happy SITS day. Intrigued by your birth story. Off to read it now.

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  87. Adrianna, I really like the feel of your blog and your writing. I can also relate to finding myself completely different than I imagined thanks to becoming a mother.

    Happy SITS day!

    ~The Leaky B@@b

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  88. Happy SITS Day. Your blog is amazing and your son is absolutely adorable.

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  89. Congrats on your very own SITS Day!

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  90. Congrats and Happy SITS Day! I'm glad Hendrix (love that name) made it and is the source of tremendous joy in your life.
    You have taken a potentially traumatic story and turned it into a loving celebration of life and love. Kudos and keep blogging!

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  91. You are fabulous! I need to read more.

    Congrats on your SITS day SO glad I found you.

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  92. Congrats, Adriana! Happy SITS day. Your writing is amazing. :)

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  93. I love the photos on your site! Happy SITS day!

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  94. Happy SITS day! I am so excited, your blog is the first one that I was already following before you had your day... I feel like I found you first! LOL! I love your blog, read it often and your son is absolutely precious.

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  95. Congrats on being Saucy today. I actually read your birth story first, and it was gripping. You are a talented writer!

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  96. You blog is a breath of fresh air! Congrats on your SITS day...and might I mention you have the cutest little kiddo ever {I mean besides my two girls. Wink} Now, I'm going to check out more stuff on your blog.

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  97. Congrats on your SITS day (sorry I'm a big late)! I can't wait to get caught up so I can look through some of your other posts!

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  98. YAY! congrats on your SITS day! i'm not gonna lie... i'm glad you have a baby blog... i looove me my baybee blogs right now. my little dude is 6.5 months. so. much. fun. i love your photography and am definitely looking forward to connecting more. enjoy your spesh day and revel in all the SITS goodness. xx

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  99. I'm a new follower ... and you have a really cute little midget :)

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