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5 Years Ago This Very Minute…

Posted by on February 5th, 2014, under VIDEOTAPE

I found out we were having our first baby five years ago to this very minute. Rather than tell you about it, why don’t I show you… I was at a staged reading of a friend’s script. We finished up and I felt this urgency from my wife, Avara. It was an energy like I […]

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My Wife Just Said… #138

Posted by on December 9th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“There’s a brand new baby here at the doctor’s office and I started crying looking at him. Can you say SO PREGNANT?” -Avara   Again, what’s my excuse? I’m falling into the same trap I did last time of not sleeping enough before our baby came. Working too hard. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”    […]

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Pregnancy Terms Can Make You Hide Under a Tarp

Posted by on November 27th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Most medical terms sound hyper-enlightened and mystifying, but are actually based on Latin and Greek words that just meant… the thing that they referred to. What woman is going to let a “student of women” near their vagina, let alone PAY them for it? But that’s what “gynecologist” meant literally in Greek. If you look […]

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Becoming a Dude-la (Male Doula)

Posted by on November 26th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

For those of you who’ve been following our parenting journey since the beginning of this fine establishment, you all know that our previous birth story was fast and furious. Finn made his entrance into this world in under four hours and our doula was a total no-show. So, I’d like to give you five reasons […]

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My Pregnant Wife Just Said… #136

Posted by on November 25th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“It feels like I’m carrying a bowling ball in my vagina.” -Avara   I can barely carry ping pong balls in my scrotum. That sounds like a real treat. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”    Follow us on Facebook. It’s the best way to stay connected to us.

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#FatBellyFriday – 36 Weeks

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve been overeating in advance of our national holiday commemorating over-eating. Our bellies reflect this hobby. We’ve settled into a sprint on the home stretch and it’s the point of no return. My wife remains pretty and glowing, while I remain petty and glowering. But don’t I make a beautiful pregnant dude? #FatBellyFriday – 36 […]

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Things You Should Bring but Will Probably Forget

Posted by on November 13th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

We can all remember what it was like when we first became parents. Sort of. Or at least some of us can. The rest of us might only recall a fragmented series of half-remembered blurs. It’s pretty exciting so it’s understandable that you might forget a few things in the flurry of the moment. Sure, […]

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#FatBellyFriday – 32 Weeks

Posted by on October 25th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We didn’t make it to full term with Finn and we wouldn’t have been pregnant with our little treat in Avara’s belly during Halloween, but this time we overlap with it. Pregnant belly plus Halloween is seriously awesome. I love my little slice of pumpkin pie! #FatBellyFriday – […]

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Unfidelity

Posted by on October 22nd, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Pregnancy is a sensitive time. A couple can fall even more deeply in love during the experience and yet there are factors that often come between the two people. There can be a profound closeness as well as an intense loneliness. Mistakes can be made in the spaces, those absences. Painful. Mistakes. Today, I’m here […]

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My Wife Just Said… #130

Posted by on October 14th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“At least I got the fridge restocked and organized today. #pregnantladypriorities” -Avara   At least?! That’s the best thing ever!!! If I managed one thing every day and felt good about my life, it would be making sure I had a fridge that somehow approximated this majesty. In fact, I think I should take over. I’ll […]

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