When Dave and I first started dating, I was driving one of the new VW Beetles. They didn’t come with CD players, only tape decks. So when I went over to his apartment for the first time and saw his vinyl collection and tape deck, I jokingly asked him to make me a mixtape, then […]
Dave spent the past few days ripping up the old cream carpet in our room and then painting the walls Celtic Gray, a really pretty light grayish-blue. After eyeballing our lonely old bed in there, I started thinking that it would be nice to finally have a real bedroom. We’ve always stashed ourselves in whatever […]
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Over the weekend Sophia really rolled up her sleeves and decided she was going to take on some extra chores to help out around the house. Dave and I were so impressed and touched by her initiative that we decided a treat run to Toys R Us was in order. So last night we all […]
Sophie’s giant, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper.
Doing the crossword with Dave, originally uploaded by Alana Waters-Piper. I can’t believe she was ever this small. I think this is Dave’s favorite picture of the two of them. We still laugh about how small she was that she could sit like this.
Dave and I just got back from our 33 week checkup today with our OB. I watched “The Business of Being Born” one very early morning a few weeks ago when I couldn’t sleep and it left me with a lot of anxiety and questions about birthing techniques. When I had initially brought up the […]
I’ve been slacking and so much has happened! A couple of weeks ago, May 23rd to be precise, we had a bunch of friends and their kids over on Memorial Day weekend. Toward the end of the afternoon, Sophia spontaneously decided to conquer her fear of being up on 2 wheels and within a couple […]
You are kicking my bladder so hard today. The last couple of baths I’ve taken have been spent watching my belly roll around like a 70’s water bed. Your daddy still hasn’t really felt too much, but your kicks are getting so much stronger every day that I know it’ll be soon. He’s out of […]
Any discussion with my husband regarding the name of the baby is destined to turn into a Zappa-esque diatribe of suggestions. Here are his leads: Wolf Blitzer PiperGeorge Washington PiperBear PiperJefferson Clinton PiperEarl Campbell PiperMike Ditka Piper Apparently these selections apply well to either sex in his mind because there were no girl name suggestions. […]