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I'm going to be a father again

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Posted 02-12-2008 at 08:45 PM by Joe Siegler

I don't think I've mentioned this on the forums.

My wife is pregnant again. She's due around early October. It's pretty cool, after my initial reaction of being surprised, I got pretty excited about it. I'm going to copy what I wrote about this on my personal site over here.

Found out about it on Monday the 4th. I've been pretty jazzed since then. There's going to have to be a boatload of changes at home (like I'll lose my office, as it will be our second kid's bedroom), but it's all good.

Looking forward to it.


First I said there was no way I could wait till Valentine's Day, and forced Lynn to call the parents on Monday night.

Then I couldn't wait three days and started cherry picking telling people at church on Tuesday, as well as telling more family.

Then I couldn't keep it a secret at work, and told everyone there.

Then I couldn't stop myself and told the entire church gathering at a meeting at our Rector's house on Thursday night.

And finally tonight I couldn't keep it a secret from Samantha.

Lynn is pregnant with our second child. I think I'm excited (after being initially freaked out the first night).

And now there's no point in keeping it off our blogs, although one of Lynn's friends posted about it last night. We found out on Monday night. I basically couldn't keep my mouth shut, and within about 48 hours a lot of people knew.

We weren't particularly trying, but we weren't taking active steps to stop Lynn from getting pregnant, either. After waffling over the subject for about a year and a half, I decided we should trust God on this, and he let me know I wasn't really paying attention to what he was trying to tell us. So we're pregnant. The first official doctor's visit is in about 4 weeks from now, as Lynn is only about 4-5 weeks pregnant at this point (by her best guess). Her guess on the due date is October 9th, which is one day away from my mother's birthday.

Anyway, the reason I wrote this entry tonight was that Lynn wanted to wait until the first Doctor's visit to tell Samantha that "Mommy was pregnant". We were coming home tonight from a dinner out as a family, and spent a nice moment standing in the back yard looking at the stars in the sky. It was an unusually clear night in Dallas tonight - usually you can see a few stars here and there, and that's it - if any. But tonight, the stars were too many to count, and they were bright and STRONG. The kind of thing I recall only seeing when you're out of a large city, and out in the country or something. So when we walked in, Lynn made a remark about something I can't remember, and ended it with "...because I'm pregnant!" I was pretty sure Samantha had heard that, so I asked Lynn if we could tell her.

She said "OK", and didn't seem like she was trying to placate me (which I usually can pick up on), so we told Samantha that "Mommy was pregnant". Samantha said "OK", which prompted me to ask her if she knew what it meant "when a mommy was pregnant". She thought a second, and said "It means that Baby Jesus is growing in her tummy!" That quite frankly stunned me a bit, I didn't realize her brain would connect the word pregnant with "growing in your tummy", much less "Baby Jesus". So I thought a minute, and Lynn lept in with "No, it's not Baby Jesus, but there is a baby in my tummy". We then told her there was going to be a new baby living with us soon, and that "you're going to be a big sister!" The fact that she lept straight to the baby being Jesus tells me that we're doing something right with her, and our church is a bigger influence on her than we realized.

She seemed excited about it (as a 2yr old can be with that news), and gave mommy a hug. She then asked a few other questions like "is it a boy or a girl?"

[Ed Note: I had to interrupt this story - I just got called to the bedroom as Samantha had a successful attempt at using the potty, so we had to go celebrate. #2 ]

So we told Samantha that we didn't know if it was going to be a boy or a girl, but after that, she wanted to pat mommy's tummy, and say "Hi!" to the baby, it was quite cute.

So yeah, I think I'm excited.
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    ZuljinRaynor's Avatar
    Congrats Joe!
    Posted 02-12-2008 at 08:50 PM by ZuljinRaynor ZuljinRaynor is offline
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    Micki!'s Avatar
    How cool is that :cool:

    Congratulations with another kid...
    But that probably doesn't mean you'll be less of a watchdog over the forums does it..? :hhg:

    I wish the family luck and good helth with the new child...
    Posted 02-12-2008 at 08:53 PM by Micki! Micki! is offline
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    Telee's Avatar
    Cool news, congrats!
    Posted 02-12-2008 at 08:55 PM by Telee Telee is offline
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    Kristian Joensen's Avatar
    Congratulations. Good to hear some great news
    Posted 02-12-2008 at 09:03 PM by Kristian Joensen Kristian Joensen is offline
    Updated 02-12-2008 at 09:06 PM by Kristian Joensen
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    Dopefish7590's Avatar
    Congratulations to the good news.
    Posted 02-12-2008 at 10:18 PM by Dopefish7590 Dopefish7590 is offline
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    Damien_Azreal's Avatar

    I remember how happy and proud you were when your daughter was born. Great news.
    Posted 02-12-2008 at 10:45 PM by Damien_Azreal Damien_Azreal is offline
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    Posted 02-13-2008 at 12:06 AM by ADM ADM is offline
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    Posted 02-13-2008 at 12:36 AM by The Baskinator The Baskinator is offline
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    Kalki's Avatar
    I'd actually read your personal site blog on this, directed to it a couple of days ago by a comment link from Redchurch's screenplay blog. Wondered if you were ever going to mention it here.

    Congratulations and God bless! :)
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 12:43 AM by Kalki Kalki is offline
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    Rider's Avatar
    It's not that He doesn't say anything, it's just that we're too busy to listen ;)

    Posted 02-13-2008 at 01:02 AM by Rider Rider is offline
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    Superczar's Avatar
    Congrats Joe...
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 07:23 AM by Superczar Superczar is offline
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    gt1750's Avatar
    Congratulations :)
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 07:30 AM by gt1750 gt1750 is offline
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    Waiter's Avatar
    Wow! Just wanted to see how the bloggs work and found great news! :)

    Congratulations, Joe!


    btw, how old is Samantha now?
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 08:54 AM by Waiter Waiter is offline
    Updated 02-13-2008 at 08:59 AM by Waiter
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    Joe Siegler's Avatar
    Samantha will be 3 in April. Our second is likely born in early October, so Samantha will be about three and a half then.
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 09:24 AM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
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    thefly's Avatar
    There goes your home office. :) Again, congratulations.
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 11:02 AM by thefly thefly is offline
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    Joe Siegler's Avatar
    Oh, I know. The home office goes away, will become some sort of armoire (sp?) thing in the dining room that can close up. The bigger question is what to do with all the crap that I've accumulated in there.
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 12:14 PM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
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    ADM's Avatar
    Give it to me of course :p
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 12:37 PM by ADM ADM is offline
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    thefly's Avatar
    One man's crap is another man's...well crap I guess. :D
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 01:34 PM by thefly thefly is offline
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    peoplessi's Avatar
    Congrats, great to hear :)
    Posted 02-13-2008 at 08:30 PM by peoplessi peoplessi is offline
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    KaiserSoze's Avatar
    Great news Joe! Congrats to you all!
    Posted 02-14-2008 at 09:52 AM by KaiserSoze KaiserSoze is offline

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