The Adventures of John, Abby, Valor, Percy & Mystery!


Happy Birthday, James

I can remember just about everything that happened two years ago. Instant messaging a friend to say I was scared. Adjusting the overhead light in the operating room because I was taller than the doctors. Sitting behind a curtain...


our little champion

With only minimal Photoshop enhancement: [Midnight update: Abby has felt him kicking and rolling for weeks, but just after posting this, as we were watching the “One Shining Moment” video recap of the NCAA tournament, I felt him kick...


rejoice with us

Today we went back to Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies for the first time since Dora died. This time the ultrasound brought good, not bad, news. After extensive examination, Number Three checked out healthy, whole, and hearty,...


before the big ultrasound

My apologies to Baroness Orczy and The Scarlet Pimpernel. “They seek it here They poke it there Those doctors test it Everywhere! Will it be healthy? Is it he or she? That little, elusive, Number three!”


march madness

It’s been too long since we’ve updated. Our biggest news in March was that the baby has made it successfully past the age where Dora went to be with Jesus. This, and the fact that #3 now kicks Abby...


just peachy

Abby’s insurance kicked in on March 1, so she had her first official sonogram by an actual sonogram technician on Thursday, along with a new prescription or two. The baby was apparently moving around a lot, demonstrating the ability...