I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 in Blog, life, offspring, rants, teaching | No Comments
I’m Very Nearly Awesome: The Knight Who Nearly

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

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in life, offspring, travel | No Comments
Nap Time and Holiday Car Trouble

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

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 in life, offspring | No Comments
1 Year Old

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 on May 8, 2015 in Blog, DIY, life, offspring | No Comments

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 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 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 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 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 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 […]

Week 35: It’s small! And hairy!

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Blog, life, offspring | No Comments

At my appointment 2 weeks ago, the nurse practitioner told me that I was “measuring 2cm small.” This means that the height of my uterus is shorter than expected, and each cm small = approximately 1 week potentially behind development. This isn’t a huge thing. I could just be small and growing a small but […]