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saw the bean todayDougSloan
Jul 31, 2003 11:42 AM
Got a sonogram of the new little one today. At 8 weeks, *it* (no gender apparent, yet) has itty bitty arms and legs, big eye sockets, and a little heart doing about 200 beats a minute. All of about 3.1 cm long (that's with legs folded up). Mom and little one are fine. Due February 26. Totally amazing.

Jul 31, 2003 11:59 AM
there is really nothing that prepares you for the wonders of pregnancy and birth. it's just awe inspiring. by the way...if you think one kid cuts into your riding time, wait until you have 2! anyway...the older one will be riding before you know it. my youngest (2 year old) is already pedalling a small bike with training wheels around the cul-de-sac and loves riding in the trailer just like his brother did. his brother is now 8 and is getting stronger and stronger on the bike. he's now convinced he needs a 24" wheel bike (even though it's way too big for him) because all the other kids have one.
we saw ours a few weeks ago ...sacheson
Jul 31, 2003 12:21 PM
... and me (in my usual, try to make a joke and be taken seriously, self) saw the umbilical cord and tried to make a funny. I said, "hey, it's a boy and it's definitely an Acheson!".

The doctor gave a roll the eyes sigh and said, "no, that's the umbilical cord. You won't know the sex until September at least"

At least my wife got my joke. ;-)

We're due Jan 21st. I'll see you at the Junior World Championships in 2021.

Congrats. It IS an amazing adventure!

This isn't your first, is it? (not making it any less amazing ... I just thought I remembered you talking about another child and some recent bike riding, or something)
Soon (s)he'll be calling to say, "Dad, it's overheating again".cory
Jul 31, 2003 8:25 PM
But don't worry--that won't be until AFTER the hippie boyfriend and the tantrums because you're the ONLY parent who makes his children tell where they're going and who they're with.
It's an amazing ride, but I'm sort of glad to be at the point where I'm nearly looking back at it.
Aug 1, 2003 11:01 AM
The cycle of life is a wondrous thing. You deserve to be proud, papa!
new purpose in lifeDougSloan
Aug 1, 2003 12:28 PM
Thanks. Before kid(s), I never was very aware of my purpose in life. While this could vary widely by individual, I have no doubt what it is now. Living with my little bundle of joy for over a year now has taught me a lot.