July 26, 2006

Induction it is! Tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. Julie will begin induction and sometime tomorrow we will be parents!

The doctor decided to induce based on the fact that the baby has not been moving down. For the last couple weeks he has been stuck at the -3 station. She said that if the baby doesn’t move down, Julie will be at high risk for a c-section… so bringing on labor is a last effort to get the little guy to come down. If it doesn’t work, then they’re taking him out with a knife and a shovel (that’s how I like to imagine c-sections… I’m sure I’ll be disappointed!). Either way, tomorrow I’ll be a dad!

I’m kind of glad… the doc said that if the baby had been at a more normal station she would have made us wait it out.

Our baby will be one of the rare few that is actually born on his due date!

Wish us luck… I’ll post some pictures and details as soon as we get home. Until then, take care! Thanks to everyone who has supported us and cheered us on up to this point! You guys are great!

See you soon!



June 18, 2006

I like this picture from today's game. After all the pre-game controversy surrounding Eddie Johnson's remarks comparing today's game to a war… this is the image that we are left with! Looks like it WAS a battleground after all!

Anyway, for those of you who don't follow soccer (all of you?), you can be proud of the US team today. Leading into the game, every single critic, every blog, and every "soccer expert" all predicted a major Italian victory (I guess you can't blame them after our horrible performance against the Czechs), and what happened was anything but. We didn't get the win, but we definitely took the Italians by surprise. We dominated the field game and kept them on the defensive for the majority of the match. In the end we were down one man due to ejections (there were three total in the match!) and we still held off their attacks and were able to force the 1-1 draw which is what we needed to still have a chance in the tournament.

So at very least we proved that we aren't the total joke that we appeared to be in our first match!

Anyway! I promise I'm not turning this into a soccer blog! I'm just excited about the Cup.

As for the baby, we're really coming down to the wire. 4 or 5 weeks left… something like that. Things are going good. Julie is wanting to be done with the pregnancy already! She's off for the summer and she's trying to keep busy. We're just playing the waiting game now.

Hurry up Noah! We're getting excited to meet you!

Life without the ‘net…

May 26, 2006

Wow… 3 days (and counting) without the internet. I'm at my mom's house right now because my computer wont be ready until next week now. This totally sucks!

I feel so out of the loop. How has the internet been over the past few days? Anything cool happen?

These last few days have been pretty wierd for me. Instead of e-mail I've been CALLING people. Yeah, with a phone… crazy eh? And speaking of phones… remember phone books? I had to pull out the yellow pages a few days ago to find an address. So weird… I felt like I was back in the 90's.

Without the internet I've had a lot of time on my hands. I cleaned the house. I did yardwork. I watched some TV. I even exercised a bit.

So this is what life was like before the world wide web?

I don't like it.

Technical Difficulties

May 23, 2006

Hey everyone! I’m blogging to you right now from the Apple store. I had to bring my computer down here because of a power supply issue and they’ve decided to keep it until Friday! Ugh!

Anyway, I will be computer-less until then… so take care and I’ll be back later this week!


I’m back!

May 2, 2006

I bet you didn't even realize I was gone!

A few friends and I took off on a whim this weekend to go surfing and enjoy the nice cool weather down in Southern California. We left the wives behind this time and they had a slumber party or something. Good times for everyone!

I know I've been slacking on the updates lately. I'll do much better when this semester is finally over (one more week!) For the time being, here are some random thoughts/updates that are sure to bore you to hold you over until next time!

1. Julie is thinking about getting some "professional" pregnancy portraits done. She wants to do it, but isn't sure if it's worth the money. I think it's a good idea. You're only pregnant with your first child once right? Any thoughts? Good idea/bad idea?

2. We're taking a tour of the hospital on Saturday. We get to check out the maternity ward and find out where we need to go on the big day. They also offer free birthing prep classes that we can sign up for while we're there. Again, any thoughts? I want to be as prepared as possible.

3. I think we are back to "Stuart" for the time being. I like it. Julie goes through phases of loving and hating it. We'll see what happens.

4. I have to write an 8 page paper tomorrow on "women in the Catholic Church in 20th century Spain." I can't decide which thing would be worse… writing this paper, or being eaten alive by wolves.

5. We got all the nursery furniture assembled and arranged. A big thanks goes out to ikea for offering cheap furniture for kids. If a baby urinates on an expensive dresser, that sucks! But if they urinate on a cheap particle-board box, who cares?!

That's all for now. Consider yourself informed.

I'll check back in soon.

Q. How much are babies going for these days???

April 23, 2006

A. Hopefully enough to tile the bathroom and put some new cabinets in the kitchen!

Crazy father tries to sell his baby to make some home improvements…

Side effects of sleep deprivation…

April 19, 2006

So I was up until the wee hours of the morning last night working on a power point presentation for one of my classes. I didn't start on it until after I got off work at midnight last night… I tend to procrastinate a bit. Anyway, this presentation counts for a large percentage of the final grade in the class, so I sacrificed my sleep last night so that I could get it done right. When I finally finished the presentation, I saved it to a disk and put it into my backpack so that I wouldn't forget it.

Fast forward to this morning. After getting a couple hours of sleep, I forced myself out of bed, filled my gut with Red Bull (if I could shower with that stuff I would) and headed off to school. It takes me about an hour to drive there, more if there's traffic. Of course, it wasn't until I went through the entire commute and got to school that I realized that not only did I forget my presentation, but I also forgot my backpack with ALL of my books.

So here I am… at home once again. I had to miss my first class (if I had known that I was going to miss the class I could have slept in a few more hours!). I'm getting my stuff together right now and I'm going to head back out to make the commute AGAIN. I hope that my presentation doesn't go as bad as this morning has!

I can only imagine how life will be once the baby gets here.