Daddy’s Top Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (pt. 2 of 2)

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Yesterday I posted part one of this story. Click here to read that first if you haven’t already. These posts came from my first memoir/humor book published called “PregMANcy: A Dad, A Little Dude and a Due Date,” published by Chalice Press. The book follows my wife second pregnancy with our daughter, Zoe (now 3 years old) [Read More...]

Daddy’s Top-Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (Pt. 1 of 2)

Zoe at 2 years old

Earlier in 2012, I had my first memoir/humor book published called “PregMANcy: A Dad, A Little Dude and a Due Date,” published by Chalice Press. The book follows my wife second pregnancy with our daughter, Zoe (now 3 years old) from conception (more or less) to birth. Suffice it to say I was less than [Read More...]

PregMANcy: A Publishers Weekly Review (Shameless Plug)

I realized that I never actually posted the review from Publishers Weekly of PregMANcy. For those unfamiliar, PW is kind of the industry standard for distributors, bookstore owners and other buyers to decide what is worth picking up. It’s kind of like Variety for film or Billboard for music. Anyhoo, I was plenty nervous about [Read More...]

PregMANcy, the Interview (Patheos Book Club Q & A)

I spent a few minutes in the hot seat with Patheos editor Deb Arca who asked me quite possibly the most challenging, soul-searching questions of my entire life. And then when the tape recorder broke, we went with these instead. Enjoy. ***** Christian Piatt’s newest book, PregMANcy: A Dad, A LIttle Dude, and a Due [Read More...]

The Boy With a Broken Heart is Born (Day Six)

Avery's first day as an oxygen-breathing member of the human race.

I wrote a story a while back about a family in our church back in Pueblo whose baby was due just after we left town. Early in the pregnancy, doctors diagnosed little Avery with HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. There was a good chance he’d need surgery in utero or immediately after being born, and [Read More...]

Childless Woman: “I Wanted That Suffering.”

I was pretty sure my parents were insane when I was a kid. It never made any sense to me when they’d talk about how they’d rather have something bad happen to them instead of to me. Well folks, that makes three of us, I guess. Being the good little narcissist, I agreed that I [Read More...]

Childbirth, C-Sections and the Violence of Creation

Given the themes during Holy Week of death, suffering violence and, ultimately, resurrection, I thought I’d share an excerpt from my memoir, PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date. It’s about witnessing the birth of my son, Mattias, which didn’t exactly go as we had hoped it would. Just goes to show [Read More...]

PregMANcy: The Video

This is a funny little trailer my son, Mattias, and I put together to tell folks about my new memoir on fatherhood, family and faith called “PregMANcy: A Dad, A Little Dude and a Due Date.” For more info, visit my website at www.ChristianPiatt.com, or my publisher’s website at www.ChalicePress.com [Read more...]


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