Posts Tagged ‘baby pics’

We’re expecting. Again. Soon.

It’s been a while, huh?

A lot has happened. I took a job in Austin. We sold our house. We moved from Houston, where I personally had lived pretty much all my life. Now we’re up here in Central Texas doing our best to further Austin’s rapid gentrification (we’re not ones to “keep it weird”).

In all the excitement, we forgot to mention to many of you that Jordan is pregnant. Actually, she’s been pregnant a long time. Since December. Her due date is September 13. That’s like a month away. Really soon.

Surprise.

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We do not know if it’s going to be a boy or girl. We do know he or she is going to be awesome. From what we can tell, the baby is healthy and active. And a wonderful kicker. Jordan looks great and is feeling great, too (except for the frequent leg cramps that hurt like hell). Things have gone smoothly, but I’d say she’s definitely ready to carry all the kids on the outside of her body again.

Everything else is going pretty swell. Patrick’s settled into his new town. He’s about to turn three. He knows how to say corythosaurus and pachycephalosaurus.

He’s taking a lot of swimming lessons.

He went to see a baseball game at the beautiful Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express.

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And we’ve tried not to let him forget completely about Space City.

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Anyway, that’s it.

Nothing much.

Just living in a different city and having a baby.

The late holiday post

I apologize for the long draught between substantive updates. Of course, we remain pretty busy with Project Patrick, and his presence made the recent holidays pretty awesome. Not just for us, either. I think most everyone in our family and friends were stoked to have him around.

He doesn’t really know about Christmas, or why Mommy and Daddy put up a tree. And then took down the tree. Or why he received a bunch of presents. Or what presents are.

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But he’s got a lot of potential as for as Christmas spirit goes. At the very least, he’s got the good cheer part down.

Patrick plays his new piano...Patrick plays his first piano with some help from Uncle Scott.

We’re excited our picture quality should be improving considerably in the new year. Jordan’s dad bought us a new camera: a Nikon D5000, and while we’re still learning the ropes, even its autofocus function is a big improvement over our old Canon point-and shoot.  Witness the great shot above, which is probably the best pic from our batch of holiday photos.

We were pretty excited to spend time with our extended family, in Bastrop and in Houston, and as expected, we had a blast:

Christmas 2009 029 We wore awesome new Christmas / Winter clothes.

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We met some new friends.

Breakfast
We ate like kings (and queens).

Christmas Cookies (5)

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Jordan baked dessert.

 We gave everyone pictures of Patrick
We opened presents. The grandparents got just what they wanted: PoP (Pictures of Patrick).

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And we bridged generations, with great-grandsons and great-grandmothers.

Pretty great, huh? But it’s always a stressful time, too, during the holidays. And sometimes money is tight. And sometimes it’s hard driving around to see everyone and deciding where to spend that first Christmas morning with the baby.

And sometimes the wind blows so hard that it threatens to wreck your temporary outside dining room, where you were planning to feed 25 people who came into town for what might be her last Christmas.

But as we’ve seen recently, nature can do much worse.

Here’s to you and yours. From ours. Blessing your first Christmases. And your last.