“You know, if you believe things badly enough, you can make them true.” “There’s nothing you could have done differently[.]” Superbabies Don’t Cry This article brought back a lot of memories of my own pregnancy, and how I felt right up to the moment when my OB-GYN came in to tell me that it was all going … More How is Disabled Babby Formed?
SHE LIKES THE D Pardon the mucous, but I’ve just come down with my third cold of the season. I should be used to this, first for having a suppressed immune system, and second for having a kid who attends Early Childhood classes* during flu season. But I am not. So I am taking as … More 2017 State of the Kid
At 1:58 p.m., A informed me that exactly one year has passed since we freaked out on the awful receptionist* at our pediatrician’s office and took E to Colorado Children’s Hospital for infantile spasms. What a mixed year it has been. E still hasn’t had a normal EEG. We have to wait until our … More One Year Out
UNPUTDOWNABLE YOU Today was one of E’s velcro days. I was hoping they were over, but they pop up every now and then. It came out of nowhere, too — we had a reasonable morning of tummy time, sitting practice, and phone calling. We went to the grocery store and he was a dream in both the Boba … More Velcro and Cake and Uke
Ever since we found out E likes the sound of guitars* A and I have been exploring new ways to entertain him without resorting to all youtube guitar, all the time. My dad found out and, anxious to help, bought us a cheap ukulele — as pictured above, with crumply baby toes for scale. (To clarify, … More More Like Puke-lele, yeah?
ON THE TUBE Reading Twitter and Facebook and The News is depressing with all the Trump BS, so naturally I’m checking all of that several times a day. I will be the best informed masochist in this country, damn it. Since moving to our new steel-encased apartment, our TV options are limited. We lost all our … More (Momentarily) Out of the Slump
PAHLETIX I would love for this election to be over tomorrow, instead of in November — call me, I dunno, THIN-SKINNED, but I am not looking forward to just over three months of Trump garbage, of Mike Pence trying to square his “religious freedom” bullshit with some awkward newfound support for “L…G…B….T” folks. Of Hillary For … More Various Imagined Futures
WHY YES, I AM READING AGAIN Am reading Madeleine L’Engle’s Two-Part Invention. Have had to stop for the moment, as it’s hitting a little too close to home. But it is so, so good. Could Madeleine L’Engle exist today? All that deep thoughtfulness in a proliferation of tabs and social media accounts to track and assorted … More Full Disclosure
Yep, Still Bad Still not prepared for the bad days when they come. E’s sleep has gotten worse, not better — we’re in week two of nights where A and I get a few hours of sleep each, an hour at a time, and E sleeps on us. It is bad, it is bad, it … More Bad Days
Dilemma A and I made a pact that we wouldn’t buy any books this year. And then we cried a lot, and apologized to each other and to the lonely books on our shelves, and we compromised to June. But then I got distracted with moving and packing. Suddenly all our books are boxed up … More YOU DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY