On Leave

This will probably not surprise you, but in order to make myself stop feeling guilty, I thought I’d stop by to say that I’m taking a break from blogging in order to focus on my New Year’s Resolutions, which were: 1) Keep Small Human Alive 2) Finish Thesis. I’ve drawn up a writing schedule (allowing … Continue reading

Seven Quick Takes With a Baby

I know it’s been a while, so I’m stealing time from my dissertation to give you all an update, and linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary for Seven Quick Takes, because… short, scattered thoughts? That’s about where my mind is at. 1. Someone is about two and a half pounds bigger than when you … Continue reading

Welcome, Moomin!

Arriving at 10:09 pm on Monday the 16th after a harrowing emergency c-section for which I was taken straight from triage (I said that it was harrowing), our perfect and beautiful little boy: I’m still working through the many emotions that come with the frightening nature of the delivery, and I’m not quite sure whether … Continue reading

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real: 39 Weeks.

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real: 39 Weeks.

My OB cannot believe that I’m still pregnant. I even heard her telling that to the nurse after my appointment today: “I can’t believe she’s still pregnant!” She also said that the head was so low she wasn’t sure how I could walk. So. So, since there’s no baby to show off, I’m afraid this … Continue reading

Things To Do While Waiting for Baby

Well, tomorrow I’ll be a week out from my due date, although at the last appointment my OB advised me to get a move on things that I wanted to get done.*  I’m fairly certain she meant my dissertation, but people keep telling me to relax, and I don’t find my dissertation very relaxing. Instead, … Continue reading

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real, and 38 Weeks.

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real, and 38 Weeks.

So. I know anything can happen and that it can happen very, very slowly, but based on my conversation with my OB today, I’d say she would advise me to give up on my dreams of sewing the babe’s baptismal gown before arrival. (We have a lack-of-baptismal-gown problem and a rapidly approaching baptismal date.) Anyway. … Continue reading

A Weekend Well Spent.

It was a cold weekend with snow squalls, but quite satisfying in the end. Saturday I made Christmas Cake, and we went to a dinner party. Sunday morning we had delicious waffles, went to mass and sang excellent hymns for Christ the King, took ourselves out for hot chocolate, and did some shopping for my … Continue reading