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March 17, 2006

Top of the Freakin' Morning to You

The baby's room is all put together and decorated. The hospital bags are packed. We have the birth plan and the phone list. Now we wait. The due date is still weeks away, but due dates really don't mean a thing. The baby could show up tomorrow or 3 weeks from now. It's all very mysterious. How does a woman's body decide when to go into labor? What is the trigger that sets that stuff into motion? I'm sure it's chemical and/or hormonal, but what triggers the chemistry? I feel like I should know this kind of thing by now. I should have paid more attention in Biology class.

Today is St. Patrick's Day. I work in Boston. Here is an equation for you:

(March 17 + Boston + 500,000 idiots) x bars open at Noon = streets and trains full of vomiting drunks = Cranky Dave

Don't get me wrong... I have great affection for Irish culture, literature, and music. I'd like to apologize for my various ancestors who may have been complicit in over 800 years of bloody British oppression. Dreadfully sorry about that. I might even indulge in a Shamrock Shake today... and I'll probably have a little Jameson's on the rocks when I get home and maybe listen to the Pogues.

It's just the crowds of staggering drunken college students and investment bankers in sparkly emerald hats waiving around shamrocks and puking green beer onto my Doc Martens that I can do without... and most of you bastards (and bastard-ettes) aren't even Irish! I wish you all very happy Saturday morning hangovers. The ones that feel like someone drove an axe into your skull... Yeah, remember that from last year? Good times.

No really... Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Like I said, Cranky Dave.

March 24, 2006

Tick Tock

So it's Friday... and still no bouncing baby boy. Every time we see a doctor, we are told that next time they see us they'll probably want to start inducing labor. They tell us there is no way this baby is going to wait until his due date to arrive. This is probably a good thing. Poor Lizzie is exhausted and uncomfortable, and already bored with her doctor-mandated "modified bed rest". Our next appointment is on Monday... I guess I should be grateful to have one more weekend (maybe) to make sure the house is clean and well stocked, to pay bills and do taxes before my brain becomes totally consumed by a new infant. Still, I just can't wait to meet this little guy.

I got to talk to my dear friend Katrina the other day, which was really great. She's also very very pregnant, so it was nice to compare notes.

Back to work.

March 27, 2006

Baby Maybe

So we're off to the hospital... not sure if Liz will be delivering the baby tonight yet. They want to have her monitored at the hospital and then the doc will decide whether to keep us there or send us home. Things are in motion. I'll post again if I get a chance. :)

March 28, 2006

BABY Definitely!

Our baby Alexander was born today at 11:45 am. He's 7lbs 11 oz. of perfect baby boy. Alex and Lizzie are both doing just fine. All three of us are tired, but very happy. He had to be delivered as a c-section, so we'll be in the hospital for a few more days and mostly offline. The fuull story will be posted later, but here are a few pix to tide you over until then.

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