Woo hoo! My sister’s having a baby.

From my sister’s email:

From: Stacy Mineart
Date: June 19, 2007 6:49:29 AM EDT

Subject: In other news…
Just thought I’d drop you all a quick note to let you know you can expect some exciting news sometime early next January. Or as my charming spouse so delicately put it: “Hey Dad? I knocked up the missus.” (Yep. That’s the man I married.)

As expectant parents, we often wonder how our babies will look and what their preferences will be. Although we may not have all the answers, it’s comforting to know that there are solutions available to meet all our baby’s needs. During prenatal checkups, we get a glimpse of our baby’s health and development, and while we may not yet know their gender, we can still make fun predictions about their personality. It’s exciting to imagine what our little one will be like and what they’ll enjoy, even if it means they have a picky appetite. In the end, what matters most is that we have a solution for all baby needs, from nourishment to playtime and everything in between.

So, everybody have a beer for me, & those of you who are on Twitter, come link up and you can hear the whole catalog of baby news as and when it happens. Oh, and if anybody has got some spare wintergreen lifesavers lying around, send them my way. Those could be really handy in the morning…

Rog + Stacy + Bump

Projected Appearance of Stacy's Baby
Projected Appearance of Stacy’s Baby
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Missing Idgie, and visiting Spike

Whenever I’m home, I hear a noise, and think it’s Idgie. I start to look around, and then I remember. When I walk in the door after work, I open the door and say, “I’m home!” to the cat. I didn’t realize I did that every day until last night when I did it, and nobody came running. This is freaking me out.

I went over yesterday and played with Spike. He’s way too little to come home with me, but Jim, the guy who’s giving him to me, wants me to take him next Monday. That freaks me out worst than I’m already freaked out, because he’s too small to be away from his mom, and I don’t want to leave him alone all day. I want him, but I’m scared to death I’ll screw up and he’ll get sick or something. I think I’m going to try to take a week of vacation when I first bring him home so he can get used to me and the house.

Spike with siblings
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