Friday, July 22, 2011


We are home. I'm hoping to get a chance to write about the last few days, but not a whole lot of free time lately. Rachel is a champ!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What a long strange trip it's been

We have a daughter and she is awesome. It's been an insane day and I'm not sure I can put into words things the way they should be expressed. It was beautiful, disgusting, exhausting, and thrilling all at the same time. this family needs some sleep! Thanks for all the well wishes. Things are perfect!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Two words just heard:

"stubborn cervix"

At hospital, water has broken, but looking to be a long night. I'm guessing nothing until tomorrow. And the nurses are clearly not amused by me. But in my defense, asking Rachel if the urine sample on the counter was hers was a really dumb question.

Things are happening...

Stay tuned....

Friday, July 15, 2011

Random Tip of the Day

If you are at a parade where they throw candy to the crowd, and you want candy, don't stand next to kids. Unless you're willing to throw elbows.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Well..... Nothing. Less than a week away from our due date, and it's looking like it will be a full-termer, if not more. But my work threw me a shower yesterday that was totally unexpected. It went really well, except for the part where I opened the bag of items called "Dad's Survival Kit" that included stuff like a can of red bull, earplugs, and a clothespin for my nose for use when changing diapers (I guess). It also included safety glasses and rubber gloves, which apparently are also for use when changing diapers. However, when I opened these, I jokingly asked "are these for the birth?" which, to most of the people there, was not a work-appropriate joke. So baby poop and throwing parties celebrating the fact that I knocked up my wife are okay, but wanting to remain goop-free during birth isn't. Got it.

In the meantime, feel free to watch this to pass the time as baby-watch continues.