Archive for April, 2008

One wee year

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Our son Javid died one year ago today. We’ve been dreading this day. It hurts like hell to bump a scab, then recoil from the shock and pain. But to have time to watch the blow descend and to wince in anticipation. Worse. Now it’s here, and it does hurt. And should. And will. Today, […]

Thirsting for more

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Back in October I used the bully pulpit of this blog to take my Aunt Alice to task for her excesses. I haven’t written about her since, but if I had it would have been to report some small success in convincing her to stop her crazy experiment in empathy for our son Javid. But […]

Off the map

Friday, April 25th, 2008

On Sunday AL reached 24 weeks and 3 days–the exact point in the pregnancy when Javid was born. So from here on out we’re in uncharted waters … or fluids, as it were. Like the early explorers, we may think we know where we’re headed. In truth, we really have no idea. But in the […]

Time out (WeePreggoQuote #10)

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

After a particularly hard kick: “Okay, that’s it.  Over onto the left side of the womb, and I don’t want to hear a peep out of you for the next five minutes!”


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

AL thought it might just be gas, but I was pretty sure I could hear the Kid agitating this morning. Interested, I leaned in and boy did I get an earful. Turns out he is an Obamaniac after all. So he was predictably quite disappointed with the Pennsylvania primary results last night, while generally encouraged […]

As a favor to the boys

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

This morning AL’s little tapeworm was in there kicking away, so I stuck my ear to the belly to check out the reason for all the fuss. We ended up having a nice little chat, and the upshot is that the kid is asking me to pass on a favor request. He’d really appreciate it […]

Making the hard decisions (WeePreggoQuote #9)

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

“Arggh. My belly itches.” “Well, see, this is a manager’s hardest job. ‘Cause looking through the roster and the scouting reports, what the team really needs right now is a pitcher.”

Monkey see

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

“Auntalisa, this is fun! Wait, why is my back starting to hurt? And now my ankles are swelling. Ow! Was that a kick? Now I feel nauseous. Okay, I don’t like this game any more!”

The annotated my bike 2.0

Sunday, April 20th, 2008


Friday, April 18th, 2008

Several weeks ago I was zipping along on my bike when all of a sudden I developed a (whoa!) distinct wobble. Startled I set to examining my wheels but everything looked straight and, um, inflated. The shimmy continued, to the point where I started to wonder if maybe it was me. It didn’t help I […]

Brain frost (WeeQuote #7)

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Sweetly: “Honey, why did you title your Shel Silverstein post with a reference to Robert Frost?” “Huh? Oh @#&(@!”

I’m writing this blog from inside a lion

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

(Formerly: “Some roads may be less traveled for a reason.”) Imagine you’re a kid, bip-bopping through your day all happy and carefree. Suddenly these two mugs get plopped down in front of you and you’re told, “Don’t be afraid, son. This’ll be fun!” Talk about grist for future therapy. Fortunately little Alex Mann Zocchi seems […]

Wakey wakey (WeePreggoQuote #8)

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Brisk morning tap on the growing mound: “Okay baby, you ready for another day?”

High time

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Twenty-two weeks. Far enough along that we should start having a little fun, wouldn’tcha say? Check out two new additions to the blog, both found in the right-hand column. The first is a countdown to 30 weeks, the less-than-scientifically-determined point in the pregnancy where we’ll feel a bit more comfortable. The second new feature is […]