One of the great mysteries of the universe is how a baby the size of a poppy seed can make me outgrow all my pants overnight.

The bottom box there is filled to bursting with maternity cl0thes that could make me more comfortable.  (Plus there is another box just a little to the left that you can’t see.)  But I refuse to get them out and wear them.  Why?  Because this baby is the size of a poppy seed and it makes no sense that I should have to get out my maternity clothes that I am still sick of from the last pregnancy and are horribly out of date since I have had most of them for a few pregnancies now.

I am only 4 weeks along. No maternity clothes yet.  Because I don’t want to have to explain to complete strangers that I am not due for 8 more months.  So it’s all about me and what I want to look like. Vanity.

I’d like to at least wait until 5 or 6 weeks along. Surely I can find something around here that is not maternity clothes to wear for two more weeks.

The Cat is Out of the Bag

Here is Oscar, he is not in a bag.

So what is the cat out of the bag about?


Poor, picture quality, but easily readable nonetheless.

#9 on the way…

Why do we tell early?  While the rest of the world tends to wait until the nice and safe 10-12 weeks to tell, we have to tell right away because I get too sick to keep it much of a secret.  And since this body has held so many babies, my belly likes to pop out right away anyway and I can’t hide it.  So we share our joy with everyone and hope for the best.

We are due in October, and we are very happy!


With all the adorable girliness going around these days, it’s hard for a guy to get his photo taken. But we found Max, and he is just as adorable as ever! He is 6 and in kindergarten. He loves playing Mario on the playground and buying milk when he takes his lunch. He has just discovered bionicles, but he has always been a big builder. He can out-build any of the other kids with Lincoln Logs any time.


Here is a sample of his handwriting these days.

And just because it has been so long and I inundate this place with baby pictures, I thought I would share one of Max.  Here he is all dolled up for Easter, at about 2 years, 3 months.