My Stapler

Funny story: at 20 weeks baby Turner is the size of a Swingline stapler.  If you’ve seen the 1999 movie Office Space, then you know the one I’m talking about.  If not, reference photos below. And, yes, I am a huge nerd. I have my very own red Swingline stapler at the office. And, I Read More …

Bookish Question – What book can you not live without?

What book can you not live without? When I’m stressed, or can’t sleep I read a lot of children’s and middle-grade literature.  Books featuring characters like Harry Potter or Nancy Drew.  They get me out of my head and help me to relax, which is something I think I might need a lot of soon.  Read More …

19 Weeks

I’m officially at Week 19 of my pregnancy.  That means that little Spot is almost 6-inches long (the length of a US dollar), and at 8.5 ounces is a little over half a pound.  I think I’ve even gained about a pound myself.  I’m pretending that it isn’t from all of the popcorn I’ve been Read More …

An Artichoke?

I’m at 18 weeks!  That’s officially halfway to “full-term.”  Even though real full-term is 40 weeks, it’s safe to deliver anytime after 36, so they consider that full-term.  I’ve got 2 more weeks until the anatomy scan when we find out what kind of genitals this kid has, not that it particularly matters since I Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you consider yourself a fast or slow reader?

Do you consider yourself a fast or slow reader? Lately, I’ve been feeling like the slowest reader on the planet.  Even though I know that I took on a complex trilogy last month, I feel like I didn’t accomplish much because all three novels were printed in one physical book.  While that is certainly handy Read More …

Book It! – Foundations

I’m a day behind on posting the Book It! for October.  Mostly because I was hoping to finish the 3rd novel in the Foundation Trilogy last night.  I didn’t get finished, but I’m close.  That 3rd book will just have to be a finish for next month instead.   The Invisible Intruder The Invisible Intruder Read More …

Spot the Pomegranate

Hi, everybody!  Spot is currently is week #17 of his or her existence.   According to the internet, that makes Spot roughly the size of a pomegranate.  Personally, I’ve never understood the reason that babies in utero are compared to food.  Perhaps sizes of food items are more regular somewhere else in the world, but around Read More …

Bookish Questions – How do you store your books?

How do you store your books? I recently sold my beloved bookshelf to make some room in what will soon be little Spot‘s room.  It was my favorite piece of furniture in the entire house, but it was also massive.  The space it lived was literally the only wall large enough to hold it that Read More …

Introducing Spot

For those of you who might have missed the announcement buried inside this week’s Bookish Questions post, My husband and I are expecting a baby this April.   I had to go in for a super early ultrasound due to some previous complications.  The ultrasound showed that everything was good, and the baby was right Read More …