Ellie

I know you have all been waiting with great anticipation for the results of the baby pool, so here they are:
Aunt Wendy Ratkowski wins the baby pool! She picked 8/31 at 2:15 AM, 7lbs 1oz, and 20.5 inches long. She wasn't the closest in any category, but she was best overall. Congrats Wendy!
Wendy graciously donated her winnings back to the Eleanor Grace Dauernheim 529 fund, making a grand total of $225 for her college education. Thanks Aunt Wendy!
For more geeky analysis of the results, click for more...

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Too tired to post this last night, so here you go. Baby Ellie's first hiccups!

Too tired to post this last night, so here you go. Baby Ellie's first hiccups!

At 6:21pm on Friday, August 29, 2003, we welcomed into the world Eleanor Grace Dauernheim. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 19.75 inches long. You can see more pictures from right after the birth here. Here's a preview:

Yes, the time on this post is correct, it's 2am. So, I'll post more tomorrow with all the details of how this came to be.

At 6:21pm on Friday, August 29, 2003, we welcomed into the world Eleanor Grace Dauernheim. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 19.75 inches long. You can see more pictures from right after the birth here. Here's a preview:

Yes, the time on this post is correct, it's 2am. So, I'll post more tomorrow with all the details of how this came to be.

Well, today is the day that Lisa and I figured would be the day, since it is the only day this week we have plans. If the child is anything like its mother, Lisa will be in labor around 6pm, in the middle of my Fantasy Football Draft (Lisa really hates fantasy football).

As always, you will be the first to know!

...for every time someone asked "Anything yet?", I'd be a rich man.

In other words, we're still waiting.

The good money is on Thursday, because that is the only day this week that we have anything going on.

Today's horoscopes (I am Aries, Lisa is Taurus):

Aries: The moon in your fifth house of romance has you daydreaming.
Children could be foremost on your mind and are affecting your outlook.

Taurus: This mooring sees you in a melancholy mood. You may have to take
the initiative in sorting out a career hiccup. There's good news about a
pet project or children.

Could this be the day???

And still no baby. At this point, I think our child will be the most stubborn ever born. I also think the child can hear the doctor saying "You won't make it through the weekend." And the child responds "Oh yeah? We'll see about that!"
One good thing to pass along though: Lisa made peach cobbler this weekend (my favorite), and the kid apparently loved it. Good stuff to know. 🙂

It's official. For the third week in a row, our doctor has predicted that Lisa will go into labor before the weekend is over. We've heard that story before, so we'll believe it when we see it. Stay tuned...