Monday, March 30, 2009


I managed to round up Jenny Gummersall to take some photos of the belly.

I'll post more when I get more...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Favorite Quote from the Shower

"5 1/2 pound baby! I've taken shits larger than that!"

Saturday, March 21, 2009

To Make a Pregnant Woman Cry

Not that it takes much, but Eli's strategy was to read me this poem by Kahlil Gibran:

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, 'Speak to us of Children.'

And he said:

Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;

For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Eli and I have been working on lists and lists and lists, focusing on poetry, meaning, prouncability, family significance, river significance, canoeing significance (email me if you don't know what I'm talking about and really feel like you need to know), and that might be it...

From my mother:"Nan says you are looking for a name – Nan recommends David and Merri (after her mother Mary). Deb says we should set up a name list (and pulled out Levine family tree for ideas) and an associated money pool. Jay says Deb is self serving and the baby should get the money. I say they will name the baby Moishe no matter what anyone says." (just a taste of the Sugerman side of the family)

In the end, my mother might be right, but in an effort to be fair and include a public comment period on the naming process I thought I'd include this post for you to comment on.

I will put down the name I originally liked best, which got shot down by the other primary stakeholder in the process-my beloved. The name was Zechariah Lightning. Zechariah is still in the running, but Eli wouldn't stand for Lightning.

Other names:
Boy: Oshaya, Oshri, Tzuriya, Isaac, Elijah, Ezra, Areli, Saadiya
Girl: Chaya, Chava, Chavatzelet Hasharon (we thought the family would really love that), Maksima, Matana, Paziah, Peliah, Peninah, Ranya, Ravital, Remazya, Setavi, Shayna, Nayeli, Malia, Levana, Nesiah, Nira, Netia

I know Eli has others, these are really just the ones I've pulled out. We liked the idea of having the middle name be Tremendous, but it just wasn't working...

by the way, names that we've already discussed that are out are:

Soup (Herb)
Prov (Herb) and
Pert (Herb).


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Herb's Upcoming New Release

Expected release date for the new Herb is slated at April 20. (For those of you who are big pot smokers, I guess this is a big deal). I'm following suit with the rest of modern society and creating a way in which I can communicate with many of you without actually making a phone call or sending many emails. Terrible, isn't it? If you hate my guts for this, feel free to give me a call and tear me apart.

For those of you who have purchased a timeshare in the trailer, I'll be starting a calendar so you can reserve your spot. For those of you who have NOT purchased a timeshare, you'll be on the second tier for reservations. Trailer charity is welcome. For those of you in town, I'll be installing the composting toilet soon. Anyone who wants to help is welcome.

Here are a few photos of our fab accomodations.

Cozy, ain't it?
Oh, and the baby shower is March 22nd. If you didn't hear about it and want in, drop me a note.