(Almost) At Ease

I’m in the part of pregnancy where (for me) I don’t get as many ultrasounds. I don’t think I’ll be scheduled for another one for at least a month, unless Dr. Risky wants to check me for something. I hate this part of pregnancy. I don’t feel any better, I’m not getting ultrasounds, and it’s…

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Tonight’s The Lights

It’s been a rainy month here by Southern California standards, where we’re used to a small handful of showers during the whole season. It seems like it’s rained every day of December so far. Our neighborhood has been slow to put up decorations for the holidays, and I’m thinking the rain is largely to blame….

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Dada Pets

Before I turn off the light in Annie’s room each evening there’s one last thing I do. It’s something I originally did one night around four a.m. to soothe Annie back to sleep after she woke up, crying, but somewhere along the line it became the piece de resistance of our bedtime routine.

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Heavy Emptiness

I never knew emptiness could weigh so much, she said. I can barely hold it. So I sat beside her and reached for her hand and we held it together. ~Brian Andreas Yesterday was my wedding anniversary. When we were planning our wedding we thought it was perfect that our dating anniversary fell on a…

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Santa Fail

With Heather feeling so poorly we didn’t have a huge desire to take Annie to the mall and wait in a long line to meet Santa Claus. Annie, however, had other plans. The kid’s gone Santa crazy, and decided that meeting Santa would be especially awesome. So off to the mall we went to meet…

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