Blargh, He Said to the Cold

Well, sniffles turned into full-blown colds for both of us today. Blargh. Having a cold sucks, but having a cold while pregnant really sucks. Our doula says that the body tends not to engage in labor when it’s not ready, so I don’t expect any dash-to-the-hospital activity in the next couple of days. Now watch, … Continue reading Blargh, He Said to the Cold

Roo Plus-Four

Talking to Roo Originally uploaded by Jeff Carlson So I said to the belly, “Hey baby, when are you coming out?” I didn’t hear a reply, so I put my ear to skin. Thump. Problem is, I don’t know if Roo was saying, “I hear you, Faceless-Boy-Voice, and I’m working on it,” or, “Hey, baby’s … Continue reading Roo Plus-Four

Roo Plus-Two

Roo plus-Two Originally uploaded by Jeff Carlson Well, now we’re really in the “any minute now” phase of the pregnancy. Saturday was the official due date, which passed without much incident. Kim is still doing fine, and although she’s getting contractions, they still seem to be of the Braxton-Hicks, just-practicing variety without any sort of … Continue reading Roo Plus-Two

Final Stretch

How geeky can you be when you’re sitting in the doctor’s office creating a blog for your yet-to-be-born child? Well, we had some time and Wi-Fi access, so here we are. So far Roo is doing well. The nurse hooked Kim to the fetal heart monitoring machine and after about 20 minutes proclaimed that the … Continue reading Final Stretch