I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


35 Weeks Pregnant


35 Weeks Pregnant 4, originally uploaded by StephLewis. Here I am at 35 weeks pregnant! I have slowly been abandoning my cute pregnancy clothes as they are proving to not fit so well anymore. I have moved into the “please someone, help this poor woman” line of maternity clothes for this last stretch of the Read More

Quick Pregnancy Update


Since my last fun and exciting pregnancy update, I have more to add. First, it turns out that my heart and blood pressure issues were from an allergic reaction to the progesterone shots I was getting. So, they took me off of those and I got much better. I continued with a (mostly) modified diet Read More

Today Was Great, Meet Lewis #2


So, technically this baby’s due date is December 22nd, 2009. But, today we got to meet him, yes HIM, via ultrasound. These are the things we learned about him. Everything that could be healthy is healthy (heart, brain, spine, etc.) He has Josh’s detached earlobes He is a night owl, he was wide awake kicking Read More

Last Week Was Scary


So, last week was not the best week for the Lewis family. The quick summary is that I started having health symptoms that are scary, and the cause was likely linked to problems with my heart and blood. So, after lots of fatigue, dizzy spells, heart monitors, doctors visits, and obsessing over fine details about Read More

No Baby Yet.


I told Josh the other day that I am so ready to give birth that I’m not afraid of any of the pain involved. In fact, I said, if women had to get hit by semi-trucks on the freeway in order to give birth, I’d be out there right now jumping in front of the Read More

Baby Names


I’ve had lots of weird dreams lately, and they usually involve having children and strange things that go with that. The funniest part has been waking up and going, “We named our kid ______?!?!” Here are my the baby names that have shown up in my dreams: Layla Lee Lewis (which Josh later changed to Read More

Capitola It Is!


After I finished my work on my master’s degree, Josh said that I needed to come up with something that I wanted to do to celebrate. This was literally what I thought: “GO SURFING! YEAH! I’ve been wanting to surf for so long… oh. Wait. Um. No surfing. Okay, second choice. VOLLEYBALL! Get a bunch Read More

Permission to Smack?


As I was leaving Peet’s Coffee with some friends today, a lady on the patio commented to me, “On your way to the hospital?” Then she started laughing. It was awkward because I was just walking and laughing with my friends. I was doing nothing to suggest that I was agonizing or rushing or anything. Read More

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