Aliyah, my 19-month-old niece, went in for a minor procedure yesterday. At the outset it wasn’t going to be so minor - inserting a stint into a collapsed tear duct – but three minutes after my sister, Angie, left her with the doctors, they were finished. Instead of inserting a stint, which could have popped [...]
One year before we purchased the ill-fated Pottery Barn nursery set that started this wacky, elongated quest to become parents, we bought an adorable stuffed animal for the baby we saw so clearly our future. And, as the story goes, a future that would turn out to be rather opaque.
This is Tubby the Hippo.
It’s just blood, a composite of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues
We all have it, gobs of it, so one has to wonder why they have yet to call us to reveal [...]
Sometimes you find yourself with the perfect book in the perfect setting in which both mind and body are allowed to escape the confines of the physical world. Or at least it can feel like that when you’re curled up on the sofa, alone, blinds cracked and reading Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” on the coldest, [...]
Constance answered the ill-fated call on Tuesday morning and now, we’ve got 3 long hours ahead of us come tomorrow morning at 6:30AM.
Following her initial glucose test last Friday, to determine whether or not gestational diabetes would be a problem going forth in our pregnancy, she was pretty sure it would all turn out [...]
Believe it or not, I’m still not better. I mean, I’m better, but not all better. I have to go to a pulmonary specialist tomorrow to try and figure out what’s up with my craptastic lungs.
Tomorrow I promise a stories from our first baby shower in Iowa with my family and friends.
We have [...]
Perhaps the best gift I’ve ever received arrived this Christmas, elegantly wrapped in gold paper and given to me by my lovely wife - the final gift I opened during a suspect, stressful 2008 holiday.
Two silver frames, simple yet stylish, and inside of one was a beautiful photo of sleeping Constance as a baby, sucking [...]
Last night the baby ran an internal marathon while we were in bed. Constance had been in a training session all night and by the time she got home there weren’t enough hours or energy bursts to do much more than make her lunch for the next day and lay down. When I rolled over [...]
Following the extended holiday weekend I arrived at my desk to photos of my cousin, Amanda, her husband and her brand new baby boy, Gus sitting in my email inbox. Gus is adorable (and now sports one of my favorite names!) and Amanda looks pretty ravishing for a lady who just pushed something large out [...]