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04-22-2007 , 08:39 PM
Predelivery update - looks like I have a shot of winning a "heavyweight award" among the people expecting here. Last week at 35 weeks, the baby was estimated via ultrasound at ~8 lbs...

We're a little concerned it might be an effect of gestational diabetes, but wife tested negative for this a while back. Having tests done to check this out further.

Wife is a bit nervous at the prospect of birthing a 10+ pounder...
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04-22-2007 , 08:50 PM
Updated cast, in order of expected appearance
(bold=new/updated):

04/27/07 - kevstreet (#1, unknown)
05/13/07 - krazyace5 (#?, unknown)
05/15/07 - KennyBanya (#1 & 2, unknown twins)
05/25/07 - Uncle_Billy (#1, boy)
06/03/07 - Jeff P (#1, girl)
06/17/07 - Mermade (#2, boy)
07/07/07 - carpmentor (#2, unknown)
07/25/07 - Yo Adrians! (#2, unknown)
08/02/07 - kurto (#?, unknown)
08/05/07 - Nelson (#1 & 2, twins, boy & girl)
08/25/07 - phiphika1453 (#2, boy)
10/15/07 - TheDudeAbides (#2, unknown)

<font color="green">
Welcome to 2+2!
04/22/07 - DING-DONG YO (#1, girl) 7 lbs, 10 oz - BBV4L Link
04/16/07 - SpeciesFlora (#1, boy) 7 lbs 7 ozs

04/13/07 - DesertCat (#2, girl) 8 lbs 9 oz
04/02/07 - Stu Pidasso(#7, boy) 9 lbs 6 oz
03/26/07 - Nottom (#2, boy) 6 lbs 15 oz
03/23/07 - CrazyEyez (#2, boy) 8 lbs 13 oz
03/09/07 - Jbrochu (#1, girl) 6 lbs 2 oz
03/09/07 - samjjones (#1, boy) 4 lbs 11 oz
02/27/07 - vetman81 (#1, boy) 6 lbs 6 oz
02/22/07 - Daniel Magix (#2, girl) 8 lbs 1 oz
02/19/07 - WilliamLowe (#1, boy) 7 lbs 15 oz
02/02/07 - moldman (#2, boy) 7 lbs 13 oz
01/28/07 - dcasper70 (#1, girl) 7 lbs 15.5 oz
01/23/07 - MuckerFish (#1, girl) 5 lbs 14 oz
01/22/07 - johnwit (#1, girl) 8 lbs 13 oz
01/11/07 - pauliewalnuts (#1, boy) 2 lbs, 9 oz
01/09/07 - Runner Runner (#3 &amp; 4, boys) 6 lbs. 6 oz./4 lbs. 7 oz.
12/22/06 - gharp (#2, boy) 8 lbs. 4 oz.
12/19/06 - JDVegas5 - (#6, boy) size unknown
11/29/06 - Knight Vision (#3, girl) 8 lbs. 8 oz.
11/04/06 - DrewDevil (#1, boy) 7 lbs. 10 oz.
10/27/06 - dlk9s (#1, girl) 6 lbs. 15 oz.
10/10/06 - ChipWrecked (#2, boy) 7 lbs. 12 oz.
09/30/06 - Rduke55 (#1, boy) 8 lbs. 0 oz.
09/23/06 - JoeU (#2, girl) 5 lbs 2 oz</font>

<font color="blue"> In Loving Memory
09/02/06 - poincaraux - Allan Frederick Lerner, 7 lbs. 0.9 oz. </font>

<font color="red"> Missing In Action
04/06/07 - stan1541 (#1, boy)
</font>
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04-23-2007 , 03:08 PM
Had our little guy March 30th. 8 lbs and all was well. His name is Boston and I promptly have won the last three tournaments i have played so the guy is giving me luck!! No pics to post yet.
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04-28-2007 , 08:12 AM
My wife gave birth to Jonah (our first child) on April 27th. He is 8 lbs 3 oz and is 21 inches long. I'll hopefully be sharing pictures soon.

After experiencing the gift of childbirth I can't wait to go back and reread this thread. Congratulations to all the dad's, it truly is amazing.

...and I'm truly saddened by the loss of the baby that passed away. My prayers and thoughts are with the parents.
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04-28-2007 , 08:32 AM
Grats Kevstreet, hope yours are all doing well.

You might also like reading this thread about being a father for the first time
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04-28-2007 , 11:21 PM
1st ... mid October ... sex TBD
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04-30-2007 , 09:28 AM
Updated cast, in order of expected appearance
(bold=new/updated):

05/13/07 - krazyace5 (#?, unknown)
05/15/07 - KennyBanya (#1 &amp; 2, unknown twins)

05/25/07 - Uncle_Billy (#1, boy)
06/03/07 - Jeff P (#1, girl)
06/17/07 - Mermade (#2, boy)
07/07/07 - carpmentor (#2, unknown)
07/25/07 - Yo Adrians! (#2, unknown)
08/02/07 - kurto (#?, unknown)
08/05/07 - Nelson (#1 &amp; 2, twins, boy &amp; girl)
08/25/07 - phiphika1453 (#2, boy)
10/15/07 - TheDudeAbides (#2, unknown)
10/??/07 - Kaj (#1, unknown)

<font color="green">
Welcome to 2+2!
04/27/07 - kevstreet (#1, boy) 8 lbs 3 oz
04/22/07 - DING-DONG YO (#1, girl) 7 lbs, 10 oz - BBV4L Link
04/16/07 - SpeciesFlora (#1, boy) 7 lbs 7 oz
04/13/07 - DesertCat (#2, girl) 8 lbs 9 oz
04/02/07 - Stu Pidasso(#7, boy) 9 lbs 6 oz
03/30/07 - stan1541 (#1, boy) 8 lbs 0 oz
03/26/07 - Nottom (#2, boy) 6 lbs 15 oz
03/23/07 - CrazyEyez (#2, boy) 8 lbs 13 oz
03/09/07 - Jbrochu (#1, girl) 6 lbs 2 oz
03/09/07 - samjjones (#1, boy) 4 lbs 11 oz
02/27/07 - vetman81 (#1, boy) 6 lbs 6 oz
02/22/07 - Daniel Magix (#2, girl) 8 lbs 1 oz
02/19/07 - WilliamLowe (#1, boy) 7 lbs 15 oz
02/02/07 - moldman (#2, boy) 7 lbs 13 oz
01/28/07 - dcasper70 (#1, girl) 7 lbs 15.5 oz
01/23/07 - MuckerFish (#1, girl) 5 lbs 14 oz
01/22/07 - johnwit (#1, girl) 8 lbs 13 oz
01/11/07 - pauliewalnuts (#1, boy) 2 lbs, 9 oz
01/09/07 - Runner Runner (#3 &amp; 4, boys) 6 lbs. 6 oz./4 lbs. 7 oz.
12/22/06 - gharp (#2, boy) 8 lbs. 4 oz.
12/19/06 - JDVegas5 - (#6, boy) size unknown
11/29/06 - Knight Vision (#3, girl) 8 lbs. 8 oz.
11/04/06 - DrewDevil (#1, boy) 7 lbs. 10 oz.
10/27/06 - dlk9s (#1, girl) 6 lbs. 15 oz.
10/10/06 - ChipWrecked (#2, boy) 7 lbs. 12 oz.
09/30/06 - Rduke55 (#1, boy) 8 lbs. 0 oz.
09/23/06 - JoeU (#2, girl) 5 lbs 2 oz</font>

<font color="blue"> In Loving Memory
09/02/06 - poincaraux - Allan Frederick Lerner, 7 lbs. 0.9 oz. </font>
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04-30-2007 , 09:33 AM
Congrats to stan and kev, and welcome to Kaj.

When Kaj's first starts to coo, will he hear Kaj agoogoo???

commence groaning, followed by appropriate berating (again).
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05-01-2007 , 12:47 AM
Short Six Month Trip Report

My little Alena turned six months old this past Friday. I don't know what's harder to believe: that I've been a daddy for that along, or that I've been a daddy for ONLY that long. Here's a brief trip report, as I'm sure my experience hasn't been much different than anyone else's.

Birth: Wife went for her regular exam on Thursday, October 26. He said it was time to induce. Nothing wrong, she was just at the point where it was a good idea to get the baby out. We went to hospital that evening and they started the process. No progress well into Friday, so we all decided to yank that baby out. 6:28pm, October 27, Alena made her appearance. I bawled my eyes out the moment I saw her. I thought she'd look like an alien, but she was gorgeous, even when she was still blue.

Three notes about that day:

a) In the bathroom of the birthing room, there were pamphlets about domestic abuse. Good reading for the start of our new family, I'd say.

b) When the doctor opened up my wife, we heard, "She's breach!" For some reason, they had no idea, so chances are the c-section would've happened, anyway.

c) Our very good friends, who were due a couple weeks after us, had their baby at the same hospital earlier that day. We ended up in rooms next door to each other.

When Alena was about a month old, she came down with her first illness, pretty much a common cold. It went away in about a week, but then came back after she had a round of shots. That second bout included a nasty cough. Needless to say, she was miserable.

The pediatrician says she's advanced for her age, but who knows? She was able to hold her head upright earlier than most (although she always hated "tummy time") and apparently her emotions are advanced. Basically, she's a girl who knows what she wants and lets us know it. But seriously, who knows. She still can't roll onto her back from her stomach and can't sit up on her own without a lot of luck.

Started eating solid food a couple weeks ago. She hated rice, so we went to oatmeal, which she loves. She likes to hold the spoon herself, but obviously hasn't mastered those motor skills yet. Thus, we use two spoons. One for her, one for the food.

She hasn't gotten good at sleeping through the night yet. We've finally ditched the swaddle, but she still wakes up a decent amount. Naps are usually good, though. Her night sleep has been particularly spotty this past month. Could be a growth spurt resulting in hunger. She also may be starting to teethe.

And, of course, I get no sleep. I work at home, so I'm with the baby all day. No work gets done. I am actually up right now trying to get stuff done. Hooray for four hours of sleep!

That all said, despite no sleep, headaches, no time for myself, added expenses, and everything else, I wouldn't have it any other way. I love my little girl more than I would have ever thought. I am absolutely amazed at how adorable she is - I never get tired at looking at her. As much as I hate when she wakes up in the morning because that means I have to wake up, it feels great when she gives me the big "HEY DADDY!" smile when I walk into her room.

My little daughter is awesome. This is fun.

Here are a couple pics from her six month birthday (I can't believe I made this girl):



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05-01-2007 , 01:50 AM
My heart aflutters reading that dlk. I hope I get the honor of feeling that way someday. I'd certainly like it.

LoL at the outfit. I love it. She is a cutie sir. Though from the sounds of it, we've got another stubborn lady on our hands in a few years.

Congrats again.
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05-01-2007 , 03:43 AM
dlk9s

She is VERY cute.
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05-01-2007 , 08:45 AM
Quote:
dlk9s

She is VERY cute.
QFT!!

Here is my son:

Jonah Lee

Born: April 27th
8 pounds 3 ounces
21 inches long




Baby and mommy are recovering and doing fine. As for dad, I'm emotionally overwhelmed.
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05-01-2007 , 09:15 AM
dlk9s,
Great pics!!! Where'd you get that shirt?

kev, ride that emotional wave, it's awesome! Your son's pic is Fantastic!
(love the name Jonah)

All:
I recently took dlk9s' advice and got the Baby Einstein dvd collection off ebay. Great deal, 23 dvd's for $104 (regular price $300+).

Thanks dlk9s
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05-01-2007 , 11:00 AM
Quote:
dlk9s,
Great pics!!! Where'd you get that shirt?

kev, ride that emotional wave, it's awesome! Your son's pic is Fantastic!
(love the name Jonah)

All:
I recently took dlk9s' advice and got the Baby Einstein dvd collection off ebay. Great deal, 23 dvd's for $104 (regular price $300+).

Thanks dlk9s
I got that poker onesie at the 2006 WSOP from one of the booths outside the poker room. Big Kicker Gear was the company. Here's the product page on their website:

http://www.bigkickergear.com/SearchR...?CategoryID=21

I might have a coupon code somewhere. I'll post it if I track it down.

Ok, time to get some work done. I have one hour max while she's napping!
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05-03-2007 , 09:55 AM
some more pictures if you're interested:

http://www.firstmemories.com/jonah/
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05-03-2007 , 10:58 AM
Are you the photographer, cause these shots are fantastic!

My fav:


What a wise baby!
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05-04-2007 , 12:35 PM
Wow, dcasper is the man. Got a PM today asking for a 6-month update. Here it is:

Jay is doing very well, he is HUGE! 6 months old today and he weighs 22 1/2 pounds. He is in the 95th percentile for weight and 90th for height. But the doc says he is "perfectly healthy" and couldn't be doing better.

He is a very happy baby and it's amazing how good he is. He only cries when he is hungry, dirty, or tired, and he has been known to entertain himself with his toys for an hour or more. On a normal night, he goes down after 10-15 minutes of fussing and then sleeps 10-12 hours.

He smiles at all of us, laughs when tickled, rolls all over the place, and is starting to scoot on his stomach... I hope that means he will be crawling soon.

The doc gave us the green light to start him on solid food, so here come the carrots! And the orange bottom.

He and his mother are the best things in my life and I can't describe how much I love them both.

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05-04-2007 , 04:42 PM
I haven't visited this thread in months. It's refreshing. Sometimes I feel on an island with the importance I put in my kids. Reading this reminds me it's a pretty well populated island.
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05-10-2007 , 10:23 PM
Well shes not my wife as of yet... but she will be next June, we have been dating for over 4 years. I found out last week that she is going to have a baby sometime around the first of the year. Man I hope she has the new years baby that would be sweet.

As of right now I am happy but I am sure i will get scared once i realize that I will no longer be able to do the things I do right now.
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05-11-2007 , 09:50 PM
December baby = another deduction...
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05-16-2007 , 11:32 AM
Dcasper70 reminded me to update. On April 26, two healthy Banya babies were born. A boy and a girl.

The boy was 6 lbs. even and the girl was 5 lb. 11 oz. Pretty good weight for twins.

Mom and babies are doing really well. Unfortunately, I only have 1 hour of online poker in, no live poker, no golf since that day.

It has been well worth it, though.

Peace,

KennyBanya
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05-16-2007 , 02:09 PM
Its a girl!!! Born May 7th at 8:34 pm, 7 lbs 4 ozs and in perfect health.
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05-17-2007 , 01:24 PM
Updated cast, in order of expected appearance
(bold=new/updated):


05/25/07 - Uncle_Billy (#1, boy)
06/03/07 - Jeff P (#1, girl)

06/17/07 - Mermade (#2, boy)
07/07/07 - carpmentor (#2, unknown)
07/25/07 - Yo Adrians! (#2, unknown)
08/02/07 - kurto (#?, unknown)
08/05/07 - Nelson (#1 &amp; 2, twins, boy &amp; girl)
08/25/07 - phiphika1453 (#2, boy)
10/15/07 - TheDudeAbides (#2, unknown)
10/??/07 - Kaj (#1, unknown)
01/01/08 - steelcmg (#1, unknown)

<font color="green">
Welcome to 2+2!
05/07/07 - krazyace5 (#?, girl) 7 lbs 4 ozs
04/26/07 - KennyBanya (#1 &amp; 2,One of each) 6 lbs 0 oz/5 lbs 11 oz

04/27/07 - kevstreet (#1, boy) 8 lbs 3 oz
04/22/07 - DING-DONG YO (#1, girl) 7 lbs, 10 oz - BBV4L Link
04/16/07 - SpeciesFlora (#1, boy) 7 lbs 7 oz
04/13/07 - DesertCat (#2, girl) 8 lbs 9 oz
04/02/07 - Stu Pidasso(#7, boy) 9 lbs 6 oz
03/30/07 - stan1541 (#1, boy) 8 lbs 0 oz
03/26/07 - Nottom (#2, boy) 6 lbs 15 oz
03/23/07 - CrazyEyez (#2, boy) 8 lbs 13 oz
03/09/07 - Jbrochu (#1, girl) 6 lbs 2 oz
03/09/07 - samjjones (#1, boy) 4 lbs 11 oz
02/27/07 - vetman81 (#1, boy) 6 lbs 6 oz
02/22/07 - Daniel Magix (#2, girl) 8 lbs 1 oz
02/19/07 - WilliamLowe (#1, boy) 7 lbs 15 oz
02/02/07 - moldman (#2, boy) 7 lbs 13 oz
01/28/07 - dcasper70 (#1, girl) 7 lbs 15.5 oz
01/23/07 - MuckerFish (#1, girl) 5 lbs 14 oz
01/22/07 - johnwit (#1, girl) 8 lbs 13 oz
01/11/07 - pauliewalnuts (#1, boy) 2 lbs, 9 oz
01/09/07 - Runner Runner (#3 &amp; 4, boys) 6 lbs. 6 oz./4 lbs. 7 oz.
12/22/06 - gharp (#2, boy) 8 lbs. 4 oz.
12/19/06 - JDVegas5 - (#6, boy) size unknown
11/29/06 - Knight Vision (#3, girl) 8 lbs. 8 oz.
11/04/06 - DrewDevil (#1, boy) 7 lbs. 10 oz.
10/27/06 - dlk9s (#1, girl) 6 lbs. 15 oz.
10/10/06 - ChipWrecked (#2, boy) 7 lbs. 12 oz.
09/30/06 - Rduke55 (#1, boy) 8 lbs. 0 oz.
09/23/06 - JoeU (#2, girl) 5 lbs 2 oz</font>

<font color="blue"> In Loving Memory
09/02/06 - poincaraux - Allan Frederick Lerner, 7 lbs. 0.9 oz. </font>
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05-18-2007 , 02:29 PM
Quote:
Are you the photographer, cause these shots are fantastic!

My fav:


What a wise baby!

LOL, he's wise beyond his weeks!



As for the photos, my wife and I are very fortunate that my brother is a photographer.

Before I forget, on behalf of all the dads at 2+2 please keep this thread going. I love coming back and checking in. You really do a wonderful job.

- Kev


ps Drewdevil, very nice update!
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05-18-2007 , 04:35 PM
Nice pics.

I swear, every time I feel like abandoning this thread, someone comes along and says something like that. Gives me fuel for another month.

Hey Loungers, the expectants are dwindling. Any suggestions on getting more names on this list?

Well, aside from the obvious.
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