Friday, September 30, 2011

Hug Your Mom

I finally got around to painting this picture to tell my watchers on DeviantArt why I've been so slack there.
It was nice to have time to sit and focus on a piece; I like doing comics, but I'm usually trying to draw them in a few hours after school or on the weekends, and I don't get to pay a lot of attention to depth or color.  So this was a nice change.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I had my first, real-live craving attack the other day.  Here is a fairly accurate rendition of the events:
How can you think about puppies at a time like this??
Apologies to Will for my outburst.

Also, later this night I made this delicious and super easy hot chocolate recipe, so it all worked out. 

I'm sure this blog makes it seem like all I do is whine and look disgruntled, but I'm actually having a mostly pleasant pregnancy.  I'm getting to know the Orb a little better now that I can feel her moving around... I know when she's going to be quiet and when she's going to be practicing kickboxing, playing Rock Band, etc.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's A....

We had our 20-week ultrasound on Tuesday!

It's a girl!  Well, we're 80% sure.  She was so curled up (like me on a cold morning) that it took a half an hour just so the nurse could get an image she could work with.  She had me roll over on my side, stand up, and was wiggling the sensor all over my stomach to try to get the baby to unwind.  But our baby was being pretty modest... I guess we just have to keep that up for another twenty years or so.

After the last post, my mom said, "sooner or later, you'll have to draw you smiling in one of these."  Part of that is for comic effect... it's easier and usually funnier to cast yourself as the brunt of a joke.  But, in actuality, seeing our baby moving around and watching her heart beat and spine curl was a big leap for me... this isn't just that amoeba squid-creature attached to me anymore.  This is a little girl, with a (potential) name and personality.  Now I can look at baby clothes.  Now I can look at nursery colors.  Now she has a real, tangible future.  And that's made me a lot happier and feel a lot more connected than I did before, when she was just The Orb.

We'll get another ultrasound in a few weeks to be 100% sure of the sex.  But for now, we're moving into Act II... the second half of our pregnancy!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Tomorrow we go in for our 20-week ultrasound.  I've been thinking about what we'll find out for weeks...
One of my friends at work thinks it'll be a penguin.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Husbands!  Amirite?

Of course, when I started drawing this, Will came home and snuggled with me in the armchair, and then I felt bad.

But maybe I'll get a guilt massage anyway.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


the first motion of a fetus in the uterus felt by the mother usually somewhat before the middle of the period of gestation

Tuesday, September 6, 2011