It Takes a Village to Raze a Mother: Musings on the Artist/Parent/Academic Network and Pregnancy Updates at 27 Weeks

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 in art, Blog, life, offspring, Uncategorized | No Comments
It Takes a Village to Raze a Mother: Musings on the Artist/Parent/Academic Network and Pregnancy Updates at 27 Weeks

I’ve been wanting to update again for a while, but time is very cramped. I don’t even have the time now! But I will begin this, and save a draft, and keep it going over time until it’s done enough to share. It’s honestly been a month since I began writing this, but whatever it […]

More Piss, Less Vinegar

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Blog, life, offspring | No Comments
More Piss, Less Vinegar

Warning to those who may be sensitive to such, don’t read on if you don’t want to hear about all of my bodily fluids and some pregnancy/delivery horrors. So, that being said, I’m continuing on with answering the request by one of our friends to share more about the parts of pregnancy no one talks […]

Pregnancy Piss and Vinegar

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 in Blog, life, offspring | No Comments
Pregnancy Piss and Vinegar

A dear friend of mine requested to hear about all the down and dirty shit of pregnancy that folks don’t normally talk about, so I’ll give you my gripes and realest reals I can here. My first time around, I spent a lot of time trying to make a show of not being pregnant. Writing […]

Print Nugget 2: Al A. Poopy’s Revenge!

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 in Blog, life, offspring | 3 Comments
Print Nugget 2: Al A. Poopy’s Revenge!

We announced to the world on Christmas Day, 2019, that we are expecting a second child in May 2020. Its due date is May 17th, to be exact, the day after our University’s Spring Commencement. We had been debating have a second child for some time, and are thankful to have many privileges that afford […]

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. […]

Mini Update on Print Nugget: Week 33

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Blog, life, offspring | One Comment

Friday, Oct 17th I went in for my biweekly Dr.’s appointment. The Dr herself was out, so I saw the nurse practitioner. The usual weigh-in, pee-in-cup, etc. were performed. Baby’s heartbeat was taken (135,) and the height of my uterus was measured. The nurse practitioner said I was measuring small: 2cm behind schedule. It sounds […]

Food Phobias: An Esculent Trip Through the Trimesters (Plus a Recipe: Pregnant Lady Chicken Biscuits)

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 in Blog, food porn, life, offspring | 4 Comments

The emotional/mental pregnancy trip has manifested itself in me in interesting ways. I wouldn’t say I’ve been “nesting” (no more than normal, anyway) or “ooing” and “aahhing” over “cute” baby things. My trip with food has been a bit of a roller coaster, though. I started off first trimester feeling ill, mostly induced by dehydration […]

a biscuit in the basket

Posted on May 17, 2014 in Blog, life, offspring | 11 Comments

Aren’t you glad it didn’t say we’re moving again? We are in fact, but that’s not why I’m writing this here post. You see, on top of the good news of Hannah getting the tenure-track¬†gig at SEMO in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, she’s also pregnant. I suppose the coupley¬†way to say it is “we’re pregnant”, but […]