Rickman and Raison

Rickman and Raison

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Blog, life, movies, rants | No Comments

It was last Wednesday, and I woke up and read everything I could find on the internet about Alan Rickman’s life, because he was one of my boyfriends, and I became extremely depressed for the next 24-36 hours. When I was younger, I thought I loved Johnny Depp (who didn’t?) And there was a time […]

I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Blog, life, offspring, rants, teaching | No Comments

So much has changed in the last few years! I was looking through old Blog Post Drafts, and I found this gem about how I very nearly was awesome in 2013. Three years later, I’m in my second year of teaching printmaking fulltime and have a wonderful little boy. I feel like now Blake has […]

Nap Time and Holiday Car Trouble

Nap Time and Holiday Car Trouble

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in life, offspring, travel | No Comments

If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram, you’ve probably seen all the Levee there is to see. But I’m going to post a picture here, too. Because, you know. Just in case. It is nap time, a time when I should be folding laundry, putting away dishes, sewing, crocheting, drawing. Instead, I am […]

1 Year Old

1 Year Old

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in life, offspring | No Comments

The Leveegator turned 1 on December 4th. It has been both a fast and a slow year–really, just the right length. I began this post thinking that I had a lot to say on the occasion of his one year birthday, and I think I do, I just don’t know how to phrase it at […]

Shooting the Sh*t: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Cloth Diapering

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Blog, DIY, life, offspring

I’ve been meaning to put together a post for a while, detailing my thoughts and recommendations on cloth diapering. Let me just say first that we love it. The times we’ve had to use disposables, we’ve had a poor experience in comparison to cloth diapering (only made better by some cotton flannel diaper covers I […]

Levee’s Birth Announcement

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Blog, life, offspring | No Comments

We’re still working on a post about the saga that was Levee’s birth–we’ve been holding off till some pregnant friends and family had they’re own nuggets so as not to make them squeamish. It’ll get posted soon, but for now it’s a lot more fun to have the varmint to play with rather than dwell […]

Week 39: Any Time Now

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in Blog, life, offspring | One Comment

Tuesday appointment: all was normal and good. Print Nugget gained about 3/4 lb. in the past couple of weeks, which sounds good to us, but it’s still small (under 10th percentile.) It got an 8 out of 8 on its Bio Physical and full marks on the Non-stress Test once again. The doctor’s plan remains […]

Week 38: 11 Days or Less

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Blog, life, offspring | 6 Comments

Our first doctor’s appointment this week was on Tuesday, and it went well! It started out with a Biophysical Profile. For this, we met with the ultrasound tech, and she monitored the baby for about half an hour to observe practice breathing and other motions. I asked if I could lie on my side, and […]

Week 37: The print nugget is funsize

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in life, offspring | One Comment

Another Friday, another doctor’s appointment. Today was Hannah’s second ultrasound in as many weeks, to check on the growth rate of the undersized nugget. In the last two weeks it’s gained a little less than half a pound, from 4lb. 5oz. to 4lb. 12oz. That was about a half pound less than the ultrasound tech. […]

Week 36: Stressed Out Over the Non-Stress Test

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in Blog, life, offspring | No Comments

As a matter of end of third trimester routine, we now go to the doctor every week. They’re planning on another ultrasound next week to check that the baby is still growing well. I’m measuring (height of fundus/uterus) at 34 cm. Number of cm = approximate # weeks growth, so that puts me “2 weeks […]