Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy new year, baby.

I want to wish all the readers of this site a happy and healthy 2011. I started this blog up a little less than a year ago, and it's been a great deal of fun to write as I explore and evolve my own personal style and show off some of the interesting things I've found.

Having said the above, I've been hiding something from you and I need to tell you about it. I hinted at it vaguely in a past post, but I haven't yet posted anything about what will definitely be the biggest and most exciting news to happen to me in the year 2011.

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The above picture is a profile view of an ultrasound of the baby girl who, if all goes according to plans, will enter the world sometime in the first week of April and change our life forever.

I had a long holiday break and meant to make more posts here (and even took quite a few pictures), but instead I ended up painting the room that will soon be hers and tried to make sure several other things got done around the house. There's only about 3 months to go, and I'm about 85% insanely happy and excited about what's to come, with about 15% of me still feeling afraid of all the little details and whether I'll remember everything and do everything right that I know I should. I've been reading books and trying to somehow prepare myself for it all, but know that no matter how much work I do, I'll soon be dumped headlong into something that I simply can't comprehend until the experience is actually happening to me.

I can't wait to hold the little baby in my arms that I've felt kicking me through my wife's skin for the past two months. I'm excited to see what she looks like and how she takes after myself and her mother. Most of all, though, I'm anxious but hopeful that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Heck, I've even wondered how old she'll be when she first says, "Dad... You are not going to wear that outside the house, are you?"

Again, I wish the best for you and yours in 2011.


  1. That's great news! Congratulations to you and your wife! A baby is the best thing that can happen in ones life! My son is 2 years and 3 months old and I enjoy every single day with him and love him more than words could explain.

    I was with my wife when he came to this world and I did cut the umbilical cord. And it was by far the greatest moment in my life.

    All the best to you, your wife and your little girl!

    Keep posting updates of her!

    And: Relax and help your wife as much as you can.

  2. Hey Big Boy,

    that´s great to hear, so happy for you two guys!

    I can only second Mike´s thoughts (except not having experienced that situation myself yet), a baby does literally change everything.

    Looking forward to your updates on the girl :)

    Cheers, and happy new year!

  3. Congratulations and happy new year! I promise to post photos with those great ties soon! Life's been a little hectic lately.

  4. Congrats on your impending arrival. A little miracle every time it happens.


  5. Congratulations to you and yours! From what I hear, the trepidation is completely natural. But focus on the happiness!