Two Weeks Old

  • Posted on April 30, 2008 at 10:04 am

Stella is two weeks old today! We just got back from her two-week check up, and the doctor said she’s doing “great.” He noted that she is very strong, and that she is eating like a champ–she’s gained a pound in about 10 days. It is pretty obvious that she’s eating well–she’s getting a little chubby chin and rolls on her tiny little arms. She’s been hitting up the 24-hour BK Buffet.
Baby Cheek

Introducing: Stella Moxie King

  • Posted on April 20, 2008 at 8:57 am

We are so excited to announce the arrival of Stella Moxie King, born April 16th, 2008. She weighed in at a whopping 8lbs 15oz and 21 3/4 inches long. She has a head of long reddish-brown hair and big blue eyes like her daddy.

After an unexpected C-section both mommy and baby are doing fine.
Stella Moxie King

Here is a link to some additional pictures.

Our Child’s Birth, Live on the Interwebs

  • Posted on April 10, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Larry is going to twitter the labor and birth of the baby.* Well, he’s going to try, although I have my doubts that when things get really heavy that he’ll want/remember to do it. (What I mean is, he’s supposed to be my Labor Coach–I need him to coach me, not type messages into the phone every five minutes. So we’ll see.) Even if the updates are not every five minutes, he’ll definitely have the birth announcement and a little picture of the baby whenever she finally arrives. For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter, it’s a useful web application for staying in touch with friends and family. You can create little 140-character messages that people “following” you can see. Sort of like a mini-blog. Or stalking.

Any hoosier, you can follow the twitter labor and birth updates over there —> to the right, see it up there, at the top of this blog? Or better yet, come on, don’t be a laggard, be a first mover! Sign up for twitter yourself! Here’s the link: Sign up, and then you can “follow” LAKing, Larry’s handle on twitter. You can even choose to receive text messages on your phone every time he twitters. You can leave the house, go to the movies, go shopping, or even get a pedicure while I am laboring. It’ll be like you’re right there.

*he really wants to AUDIO RECORD the labor and birth. My response was: are you fucking kidding me?

Bye-Bye, Birdies

  • Posted on April 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Ever since Larry and I moved into the townhouse, there has been something living in the vent above the microwave oven in the kitchen.

The first time I heard them, as my mom and I were unpacking the kitchen, I freaked out a bit. I like animals, but not wild ones living in my house. My overactive imagination assumed that it was a family of pterodactyls or giant R.O.U.S.’s (Rodents of Unusual Size, duh.) I positioned a scary looking plastic iguana in the cupboard over the microwave to scare away any critters should they find a way out.

However, I soon heard little tweets and chirps, and realized that birds had taken up residence. Smart birds, obviously, because the vent surely stayed much warmer than any raggedy nest they could have lived in outside in January. To get them to shut up, I’d turn the fan on, but it didn’t do much. I called the property managers, and they sent pest control out to ‘take care’ of the situation. They determined that it would be too hard to remove them from the vent, so we were to let them live there until they were old enough to fly out, at which point they would cover up the vent opening on the outside of the house.

Naturally, I befriended my little freeloaders. Every morning, they chirped when they heard me in the kitchen, and I’d say hello, and ask how they were doing. I gave them names: Mustang Sally was the mom, and the babies were Eleanor Rigby, Lovely Rita and Michelle Ma Belle. The babies hit puberty in February, and they got louder (presumably lots of fights with Sally, door slamming, etc.) They also became mean, and would laugh at me if I dropped or spilled something. Little bird bitches, they don’t know how good they had it, living in the vent.

Being the smart little birds that they were, I’m fairly certain that they were building an amusement park for birds, complete with rides and funnel cakes. Inside our vent.

Larry noticed that they were flying in and out of the vent opening during the day (with the amusement park items), so the time had come to send them on their way. Pest control came back out to the house yesterday and sealed the opening, the door to their home and future amusement park.

Damn it, I miss those little birds.



  • Posted on April 2, 2008 at 5:48 pm

me, 6 weeks old

Just kidding. No baby. That’s me, six weeks old, and so little that my mom was hiding behind me and holding me up with one hand. Kind of like a puppet.

Stay tuned! Little Bethany part deux is coming soon!