Since I'm now about halfway through cooking this babe, it's obviously time to repost the Pregnancy Cheese Chart, a week by week guide to the size of your fetus, by cheese. Is Your Fetus More of a Cheddar or a Blue?
Armed with the belief that cheese > all things, especially lettuce, and a pretty solid working knowledge of the weight of individual cheese wheels (or in the case of the early weeks, the weight of bits and bobs of cheese), I correlated estimated fetal weight by week with the weights of wheels of delicious, delicious cheese. So now you can tell people your growing babe is the size of a wheel of meaty, savory cow's milk cheese, handcrafted by members of the (THE) vonTrapp family, rather than a sad Idaho Gold.
Golden, dreamy September, I remember you. Your days were longer than your ol’ pal December’s (heyyy there pineal gland— joke’s on you!). After our inaugural trip to Portland, Maine, this summer, we were itching to get back up north. On our way out of town in June, we stopped in at the inimitable Rabelais Books and picked up … Continue reading Hello again, Maine
For my birthday/Labor Day, we went camping in Maryland, headed to DC to check out the National Zoo, Museum of the American Indian, and the National Gallery, and drove out to Charlottesville, VA, to visit Winnie’s grandparents, drink cider, and sleep in (the beauty of grandparents!). We also met some goats at Caromont Farm while on … Continue reading Winifred, the Goat Baby
Read this first: New Study Finds Link Between Breastfeeding, Always Knowing What’s Right For Everyone Mike and I have made our careers in milk— carefully fermented milk, actually— and we’ve learned a lot about the molecular structure of milk and about the lactation cycles of various ruminants. I’ve read books about what makes a good … Continue reading In which I reference the fact that I teach about cheese and also lactate
Dear Winifred, Oh, boy— has mama got a lot to say to you! We just got home from our first trip as a family, to Madison, Wisconsin, for the American Cheese Society conference, where mama spoke on a panel and took a big long test and where you slept through nearly every educational session that … Continue reading Dear Winifred
Today Mike and I went for a follow-up ultrasound at Beth Israel, where we plan to deliver. At our last ultrasound, Sweet Bean was practicing her best wiggle-worm, and the doctor couldn’t get the heart images she wanted, so we needed to follow up today to make sure that tiny heart was doing all it … Continue reading Gigande Bean