Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ramblings from papa

Hi all,

This is Kevin. I'm the dad in this whole equation. I have yet to post anything on the baby blog so today seemed as good as any to do so. We had our first ultrasound done yesterday morning. They found a baby in Jenny's tummy and a breakfast burrito in mine. Seriously, though, it was a really neat experience. We could see Lil' Junior and actually hear the heartbeat at just 8 weeks.

We walked around Target last night, looking at baby things. Do you know that at Target one has 5 billion different baby bottles from which to choose? Animal print also seems to be a big hit with infant clothing. They also had a pacifier with a built in thermometer. I want one.

I am excited to be a daddy and am equally excited that Jenny is baby girl/boy's mamma. That would make us both excited. It really is a blessing, even in these early stages - the ultrasound images from yesterday confirmed this truth to me as I watched Junior/ette moving around in my wife's belly...WOW.

Well, I'm done rambling for now. Hope all who reads this is doing well. Thanks for stopping by.
Pappa Crow

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

First Sonogram

We had our first sonogram today and it looks like we're further along than we thought! Either that or we have a humongous baby.....which, given the size of Kevin and myself, is totally possible. The sonogram guy says we're 8 weeks and 4 days. WooHoo!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Singing For Two

Junior and I are singing in our first performance with the Dallas Symphony Chorus tonight! We're so excited. It's the world premiere of Steven Stucky's August 4, 1964. WooHoo! And Monday is our first appointment with the doctor. It's going to be a big weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Supersize Me, Please.

We try to eat healthy, we really do. Our lunches are packed every day with a careful balance of fruit, veggies, dairy, and breads. I found out today, however, that these things do not satisfy Junior. They provide him with great nutrients to help him grow, this is true. But they do not get rid of that persnickity stomache growl that haunts me so. Lest you think that I am doomed to broccoli and carrots and growls for the rest of my preganancy, let me assure you that I have found the magical food that takes care of all such woes: Jack in the Box Seasoned Curly French Fries. Large, of course. And they really could make those larges a little, well, larger. I do realize, however, that if I continue to eat them whenever my tummy growls that I will get, well, larger. But, I hear that these things do happen when growing a person inside of you. And advice from books and friends doesn't really help. Some say, "You're not eating for two! Don't think that way!" While others claim, "Shoot, girl. Gain that weight. Your baby needs it. You can lose it later." I feel like there is a little pregnant angel on one shoulder and a little pregnant devil on the other. I'm not sure which of them is giving what advice, but I'm leaning toward the "Shoot, girl" portion. I've really never been so hungry in all of my life....ALL THE TIME. So, if you're the baking type and want to send some yummy cookies my way, you know where to find me!!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Things I'm craving:

Jalepeno Chips

Monday, September 8, 2008


Today I am zonked. And STARVING. Pregnant women should not be required to work, seriously people. We're growing things in here! We should be on our couches alternating between snoozing and eating Ben & Jerry's. It's so very hard to care about things like filing and Dean's Reports at a time like this. Today Junior is growing his intestines and internal organs. Craziness. And you're asking me to file papers that no one will ever look at again?! Please, people.