Man, I gotta post more…

I’m about to get bumped out of the top 5: [Link]

Last few weeks have been kinda hectic – been helping people move, been trying to meet quarter-end goals at work, been trying to get the apartment cleaned before Jenny starts nesting, been trying to find Duckling’s heartbeat with this little microphone thing a friend gave us.

I don’t feel so bad about that loast one, the doctor had some trouble finding it with the medical grade doppler at our (Jenny’s) last prenatal visit. In case you were wondering, everything is still a-ok. We may even be able to find out the gender soon.

This is just about the end of week 19. Almost 1/2 way there!

Just for Fun:

Start suggesting baby names First (and Middle)… I’d like to hear some ideas about what you’d name a child, especially if you have a reason why you like a particular name. Serious or silly – I’d like to hear them.

I’m not saying we’re going to use any of them, but I thought it’d be neat to hear what names you’ve always liked (or didn’t like), or what you’ve named your own children, and how you came up with the names.

For example:
Polly (Ester): Sounds like a synthetic fabric popular during the 70s (silly and mean – would never actually do that)
Helen: My grandmother’s name.
Issac (Oliver): My father suggested this for me (in jest) while I was still in the womb. He had his hand resting on my mother’s belly at the time, and I kicked him – just to be sure he know my thoughts on the matter.

Ready, set, go!

Getting our ducks in a row.

As I just said in my previous post, I haven’t been blogging much. One of the reasons is because I’ve been waiting (since December) to write this one. I almost blew it a couple of times commenting on frostedlexicharm‘s blog. So I stopped blogging at all for a while, (with the exception of a couple random “work” or “on the net” posts)

So without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to “Duckling”:

[Spoilers] [/Spoilers]
Click the spoilers text to see the sonogram picture.

I’m pretty excited, Jenny and I both are. I’m a little scared too, but people keep telling me that I’m going to make a good dad. I hope they’re right. We don’t know what the gender is yet, we should be finding out in a few weeks. I’ll be sure to post an update.

The baby is due on August 28th, but of course that date is subject to change with no notice. 🙂

Some of the folks here already knew about Duckling, and I’d like to take a moment to thank you for not spilling the beans.

You’re probably wondering why we’re calling the baby “Duckling”. We haven’t picked names yet (we’ve talked about a few different ideas, so we are thinking about them.) However, we have decided on a duck motif for the baby’s room, (yellows and greens are good gender neutral colors) so we thought Duckling would be a cute nickname. Certainly sounds better than “it” since we don’t know the gender yet.

decides against using the “Announcements” category, even though it would fit…

Edit: Added spoilers text around the image at Jenny’s request.

Edited on Feb 23rd 2004, 05:32 by Hooloovoo

Quick Eli Update

Both frostedlexicharm, and simpsone are temporarily computer-access challenged, so I thought it might be a good idea to provide an update for them.

I just got off the phone with lexi, we had a good chat. (Not all about Eli – we had some other catching up to do as well.) Some of the things she wanted to share are:

Simpsone is still up at camp working as the corral director. He’ll be there for another 3 weeks or so, (but will be home next weekend briefly.) He’s also reduced his daily benadryl intake from 8 pills per day to 2 or 4.

Lexi and Eli are doing well. They’re both in L.A. still, but things are looking good for returning to the Bay Area next week. (Keep the appendages of your choice crossed.)

Eli has decided that Mommy’s nostrils are ideally suited for the storage of excess cherrios.

While we were on the phone, Eli figured out which button on the remote control turns the TV off and on.

That’s about it for now.

Edited on Jul 26th 2003, 01:23 by Hooloovoo