Archive for May, 2008

April and I met up with her family for Memorial Day weekend. We spent a few days in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. The weekend started out with the wedding of Eric and Katy. The wedding was in Maryland, and the scenery and weather were amazing. From there we hung out with her family […]

How Little Moon is growing: Little Moon now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces. He/She is busy moving amniotic fluid through his/her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in the lungs begin to develop. His/Her legs are growing longer than […]

This week’s big developments: Little Moon can now squint, frown, grimace, pee (very important), and possibly suck his/her thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his/her facial muscles are getting a workout as the tiny features form one expression after another. Little Moon’s kidneys are producing urine, which he/she releases into the amniotic fluid — a process […]

Yes!!!  Only 8 more days until I am off for summer time!  There are advantages to being a teacher of middle schoolers.  So I’ve started brainstorming what I hope to do this summer.  Our church, the Austin Stone ( offers a summer class to improve your leadership style.  I hope to do this class.  The […]

Some people have asked to see the baby belly, but honestly, there isn’t really one yet. If we took a picture of my belly now, it would probably look like a fat roll 😦 Once my belly starts looking like it has a baby alien growing inside, we will post a picture 🙂

Little Moon


A few people have asked about the name, ‘Little Moon’ so I thought I should explain. One person even thought we were going for a Native American name (Debbie). April does have someone in here family tree with the name Hiawatha, but we figured we’d give our child something easier to spell. When April moved […]

Today begins week 13. Here is a description of Little Moon’s progress: 🙂 Fingerprints have formed on Little Moon’s tiny fingertips, his/her veins and organs are clearly visible through his/her still-thin skin. Little Moon’s body is starting to catch up with his/her head — which makes up just a third of his/her body size now. […]