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Henry Thomas Hughes

August 28, 2009

We are so happy to welcome our son, Henry Thomas Hughes, into the world. He was born August 21 at 3:40pm, weighing 9 lbs. 4 oz., measuring 21 inches. Rama and I are over the moon, reveling in the quiet- & laughter-filled moments spent with our son, marveling at the miracle & preciousness of life, […]



August 11, 2009

The night I finished the last of my Darling projects, I fell asleep on the sofa and had the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a good long while. (And by “best night’s sleep” I mean, I got up every four hours instead of two, and was able to sleep in past 6:30am because my […]


a light at the end of the tunnel

August 9, 2009

For the most part, Rama’s right. But I suspect he’s been watching me and my pregnancy with cartoon hearts in his eyes. I definitely don’t think I’ve been as graceful as he’s made me out to be, and I’m not just talking about my wind-up-toy waddle. Too often I find myself without patience, restraint or […]


the home stretch

August 3, 2009

Christine is tapping away on her computer right now. She is wrapping up the last of her Darling Design jobs before she takes a hard-earned maternity leave when our son is born in just a couple of weeks. For those of you who have missed her updates here on, know this: No one has […]


35 weeks

July 15, 2009

Rama soothes the baby* at our breastfeeding class. He’s a natural. [*No actual babies were harmed, or soothed, in this photograph.] Two more months have passed by, and I haven’t let out so much as a peep, have I? I don’t really know what to say or how to explain it. I have been so […]



May 19, 2009

At the beginning of my pregnancy, I had grand plans of the stories I’d tell and the records I’d keep during this big adventure, but three months have zoomed by with not too many tales to tell—and not much energy to tell the ones I do have. My days are spent continuing to work with […]


the big reveal

March 28, 2009

I always imagined I’d wait to find out if my baby was a boy or girl. I like traditions and I like surprises, and this tradition seemed like the sweetest surprise. But when I had to wait 9 months to meet my nephew Calder, I could barely stand it. I realized that when it was […]


lifelong lesson

March 19, 2009

Pregnancy, I’m finding, is a lesson in patience. Patience with my body, as it shifts and grows and transforms, bringing new rules, emotions, sensations and pains. Patience with others, as my hormones tint my view, sometimes making me a little bit nuts. Patience with our baby, as I eagerly await any information I can get […]



March 12, 2009

Nearly another month has gone by and I can hardly believe it. Rama and I are very slowly settling into our little new house. We’re still living among towers of boxes, but we love it all the same. As each box gets unpacked, it becomes less this house we’re renting and more a home for […]



February 18, 2009

So, as if one big change weren’t enough, Family Hughes is moving. To a little house a couple miles away. Next week. And we’ve just started packing. I had grand plans for cleaning and purging months in advance, packing a box or two a day, and keeping the last-minute tasks to a minimum, but my […]


  • I'm Christine, and this is a slice of my life—a sweet, rich, wildly indulgent slice that would taste really good with a scoop of Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Read more >>

  • I run a darling, friendly, little graphic design studio.
    I look on the bright side.
    I take photos. Lots of photos.
    I wish on stars and on websites.

  • I built my first web site 7 years ago and got 15 seconds of fame. (It changed my life.)
    I launched, then relaunched, an online magazine.
    I admitted to several embarrassing crushes.
    I consumed more bacon than any human should and lived to tell the tales.

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