Ada’s First Race

    Dear Ada, You went to your first race on Saturday.  Such a little minor thing, you’d think, but it was a big deal to me.  I’ve been thinking about this day for at least a year now.  As I write this, three days later, I still can’t believe how awesome it was.  I love...

    If I Should Have a Daughter

    Mare sent me a book containing a single poem by Sarah Kay.   A couple of you may recognize it.  This is the live version: The more I watch this video, the more I think of Ada’s middle name.   Colette.  I finally told the full story of Colette to her paternal...
    FSBO: One Mint-Condition Birth Plan

    FSBO: One Mint-Condition Birth Plan

    Smoosh became a separate entity on Saturday morning, October 1st, 2011 at 8:18am, weighing 4 lbs, 1 oz, after what felt like about 30 seconds of labor.  Smoosh is a girl, she, her, peanut, princess, my Ada Colette.  There is not nearly enough of her to continue to...

    Rock-a-bye

    Hello there, Smooshy Baby.  I don’t talk directly to you very often yet, it still feels weird.  But I have a story to tell you about the rock in that picture, which I’m carrying in my pocket today. Yesterday, your father and I went to a clinic and had an...

    We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Lobster Costume

    Like maybe this one! Yes, friends, we are expecting a baby.   Of those who know already, the common question or expression is always related to how I dress and photograph my dog, and whether or not I will do that to the baby.  Amy says I can’t dress the baby...

    The Cilantro Dilemma

    me: so would you like to indulge a neurotic pregnant lady for a second? Marc: of course, boo me: I have spent at least 2 hours today worried about one thing what if my kid is one of those assholes who thinks cilantro tastes like soap? Marc: hahahahhaha me: and what...