On Gem-Hunting

I feel like I'm doing a poor job documenting my constant evolution into parenthood.  My co-parent has written a couple of eloquent and humorous posts about our adventures as parents, and I both love him for it and have to stop myself from becoming actively resentful of the fact that he's doing such a great … Continue reading On Gem-Hunting

Pippin’s Birth Story

In the interest of getting this posted and off my plate, I am going to post this unedited and unfiltered and very long version.  It's been written in several fits over the past few days, so please bear with me through any typos, weird phrasings, etc., etc.  Right now I have a few more important … Continue reading Pippin’s Birth Story

41 Weeks, 1 Day

I could have forgiven him for being fashionably late.  I've been known to be so myself.  In fact, I came into the world three days late, which allowed my parents to enjoy a relaxed Thanksgiving meal -- and then recover from the subsequent food coma. See, I was conscientious.  I was considerate. But this kid has apparently … Continue reading 41 Weeks, 1 Day

[Around Here] On Works in Progress

I got a message from a twitter friend the other day inviting me to participate in a blog round-up where folks answer questions about their current works in progress.  I sadly had to respond that I'd love to be a part of it except that I currently have no work in progress. And I don't … Continue reading [Around Here] On Works in Progress

[Thankful2012] Items 7 & 8: Mom & Dad

I've gone ahead & just changed this from "days" to "items" since I've obviously failed miserably to keep up.  But hey, here's a bonus item I'm thankful for: I DO WHAT I WANT. And lately what I've wanted to do eat, watch The Walking Dead on Netflix, and indulge my pregnancy-induced mania by cooking and … Continue reading [Thankful2012] Items 7 & 8: Mom & Dad