The Child or the Dog

If it’s not one, it’s the other. Lol. Regarding the messy expulsion of fluids that is. A had some immunization shots yesterday. We braced for a difficult night. But he wasn’t too bad actually. Instead, it was retching of Nigel the Puggle that awakened me at two in the morning. Poor dog. Something didn’t sit […]

Countdown

Well, our first child should arrive anytime within the next two weeks. J reports that her obstetrician will start physically urging resolution to this pregnancy next Monday. According to advanced technology (measuring tape) our soon-to-be-first-born is rather large. Good thing we are completely and utterly and totally prepared.

A Last Name – Part 2

In the grand scheme of human language, surnames do not have a long history. Their use is sporadic and ill-defined throughout the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations – and typically they indicate clan membership, as opposed to an unique lineal relationship, especially among the aristocracy – but by the 5th century, the use of family […]

The Business of Being Born

This evening, J & I watched the documentary The Business of Being Born. I read a little about the movie at wikipedia before we started it: “The film criticizes the American health care system with its emphasis on drugs and costly interventions and its view of childbirth as a medical emergency rather than a natural […]

About a Boy

So if you haven’t figured this out from the blog post title, we are expecting a boy! The latest in 3D Ultrasonic Technology confirms the presence of very tiny testicles. That’s the perfect setup for a punchline about genetics and my masculinity. So let’s just move past it shall we? A boy – but don’t […]