Thursday, April 24, 2008


Hey, there are buds and leaves on trees and bushes! When did *that* happen?

Something that had not escaped my attention: I have an adorable
(1.) husband and
(2.) baby (though with an unfortunate case of the camera red-eye).

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A weighty issue...

I had my 6-week follow-up OB visit today, and I'm only 28 pounds above my first prenatal OB visit weight! Of course, most women only gain 25 to 35 pounds during their entire pregnancy (or so say the majority of the 3,497 books I consulted), and I gained a (very) generous 50. Nevertheless, as I was only 7 pounds lighter two days after delivery, though Ben weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces (yeah, I know--against the laws of physics and everything else), I'll take what poundage loss I can get...

[P.S. That up there's a lotta numbers.]

Monday, April 21, 2008

Oh, heck's no...

This morning, as I dozed on the sofa holding Speck, who apparently did not wish to remain in his mini crib past 3:42ish a.m. (alas, he protested too much), I had a bit of a nightmare: in it, I was pregnant. And, yes, I did wake up in a cold sweat, gasping for breath.

Ben, however, found the idea amusing.

Or possibly distasteful.

He can be quite enigmatic, this little mystery man of ours, but I don't think he's ready to give up the spotlight just yet.

Sorry, Rob...

...but I euthanized the little "Speck's EDA" widget that formerly resided on the sidebar. It's gone to a better place, I promise. And who needs a Speck widget when we have a Speck?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

4 weeks...

...since Speck's arrival.

Benjamin Robert
March 12, 2008 ~ 3:26 p.m.
8 lbs., 6 oz. ~ 21.5 inches

Further photographic evidence can be found at

Slow to post, but more to come about the birth of Ben...formerly, presently, and (most likely) futurely known as Speck.