Weekly countdown

When I began to experience painful labor contractions a couple weeks ago, nobody expected my pregnancy to last into July.  The inhabitant of my womb is, it seems, remarkably stubborn.  I am pretty damned proud of the Whippersnapper for hanging in →MORE...

Jun 24, 2009
I have reached the end of week 37, which means that this pregnancy has successfully gone full term.  Well done, baby, WELL DONE.  You know what this means, don’t you?  This means that for the rest of this kid’s life, I →MORE...

With less than a month until my due date, Donald and I are experiencing what is probably best described as the calm before the storm.  We can almost feel Life breathing down our necks, waiting to pounce on us and bash →MORE...

Jun 10, 2009
Yesterday, Donald and I went to yet another doctor’s appointment, but this time we left with a brand new word for our vocabulary: prelabor. Doesn’t that sound important?  PRELABOR.  Like I might bear down and scream bloody murder and bring forth →MORE...

You and I have reached the final stretch of pregnancy, kiddo, and all I have to show for it are swollen fingers and a belly the size of a small planet. Okay, okay.  I also have swollen feet and some mild →MORE...