Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The best day of our lives...

Amalia June Ward entered the world on June 26, 2006 at 9:27 p.m. Mommy, Daddy, and baby are all doing great and enjoying getting to know each other better. More updates and pictures to follow!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Good things come to those who wait...

So we didn't celebrate Father's Day the way we had hoped. The newborn-sized onesie with "I Love Daddy" on the front is still packed in the diaper bag and Jonathan's presents have yet to be unwrapped. The good news is that not only did we get take advantage of Old Navy's Father's Day sales, we've also had lots of time to catch up with family and friends, mainly those who call to ask "Is that baby here YET???". We also got to hear the collective sigh of disappointment when we wallked into church yesterday, obviously still extremely pregnant.

Of course, we really do have so much to be thankful about. Kaethe is still feeling great and the baby seems to be doing fine. We read an article recently entitled "Does Fatherhood Make You Happy?" and agree with the general consensus of yes, although that it is certainly frustrating at some points, the wonderful moments make up for it. I'm sure that when we actually meet the baby, all the struggles of waiting so long (and hopefully the pains of labor) will disappear.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

"Crunchy Cons" ???

Just so our friend Mike O'Connor stops teasing us that all our blog is about is the baby, I'll turn to one of our mutually favorite topics...politics.

We are both dying to read this book , which describes the group of people that both "vote for George W. Bush and shop at Whole Foods". We thought we were the only family in America like that! (Disclaimer: the social worker in the family needs to state that she is not always a supporter of George W., but that's a post for another time). There's more of us urban-living, church-going, farmers-market shopping, anti-Sam's Club people than we thought. Has anyone else read the book? Any thoughts on it?

Church happenings

Lots of fun events at our church lately. Here's two of our favorite pictures from Mike & Kellie Ryan's wedding and Kaethe's surprise baby shower. Also in the wedding picture are future newlyweds Matt & Erica.

By the way, no updates yet other than the fact that we're both climbing the walls, waiting to go into labor. We'll keep you posted!