1. Download picture from digital camera to computer.
2. Remember which file you saved the picture to.
3. Register an account at <a href="www.photobucket.com " target="_blank">www.photobucket.com </a>
4. Click the browse button as shown in the picture below.
This will open the file directory of your computer. This is when you will need to remember where you put the picture you want. You can either browse your pictures folder or do like i do and save it to your desktop, a very easy place to find it.
6. Hit the upload button. This will upload the picture to your photobucket account. For 5 megapixel or higher pictures it might take a second to upload as that is a large file.
7. We now need to edit the picture down to size so it doesnt stretch the thread and make everyone pissed that they have to scroll sideways to read the thread.
8. Click the edit button as shown below.
This will give you a drop down menu. Click on the "message board" option and this will automatically resize the picture.
Next copy the text in the IMG box. Then paste that into the thread and voila!
6-month update (I've made everyone else do one....)
We are extremely lucky. Leah has got to be one of the easiest babies in the history of the world. Not a single problem to date (knock on wood). Everything has been so completely perfect that we feel kinda guilty. Like textbook perfect, you name it, she's the poster kid. No joke. I'm terrified that we'll get payback when she hits the terrible two's.
She got on a pretty decent schedule early on. Wife would get up for the 1am feeding, I'd handle the 4am one, and we each got decent sleep. She started sleeping through the occasional night at about 14 weeks, through every night at about 20 weeks.
She only cries when she's tired or hungry, so stick a bottle in her mouth and she'll eat or pass out. Either way, no more crying. For the rest of the time she'll giggle, smile and play with whatever's around. Rarely any fussing at all.
The only real negative is that 2 weeks ago, my wife was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid. She had dropped a ton of weight and wasn't herself, super tired and always worn down. As a result, she had to go on medication which forced her to stop breastfeeding. We're glad she was able to do it for 6 months, but the unexpected end of that special time with our daughter was really tough on her emotionally. I got choked up pretty good when she took Leah up for 'the last time' with tears in her eyes. They are both handling it fine now, but those few days were sad.
I've turned into that guy who loves to show people pictures. I used to mock these people, now I see how I have become these people. Fortunately, I realized early that not everyone really cares to see my girl as much as I like to show them. It's tough sometimes, and I still find myself doing it sometimes, but I'm working on it.
Our second boy was born July 15th, 8lbs 2oz, both baby and mother are doing great! Given how large and healthy the baby is, we think the expected due date was actually later than previously expected.
And for a father, I'd say the transition from 1->2 is tougher than 0->1, as night time help is similar but daytime I'm doing much more to help with the 2 yr old so mother can spend time with the baby.
My wife is pregnant w/ our first child, and the baby is due on Dec 16, 07. We don't know if it's going to be a boy or girl, and I don't really care, I'm excited either way. It's the first grandchild on both sides, so it's going to be me and my wife vs. the world in the battle to keep this kid from being spoiled
Followup: An autopsy showed that we had a daughter. We named her Trista Joy.
Two weeks following delivery, my wife starting experiencing abdominal pain. This had happened before when she was throwing clots after delivery, so we didn't think much of it, but after two days of near constant pain, we went to the hospital. REALLY long story, as short as I can make it - a week's stay at the hospital later, the doctors still don't know what's causing it, and they take her in for exploratory surgery. They clean her up, and a week later, she finally comes back home, with an 8 inch incision across her belly, and instructions that she probably shouldn't try to get pregnant for about 6 months after surgery, to allow her body time to heal.
That was back in February. Well, it's been a long year, but now I'm glad to say that my wife is 5 weeks pregnant! She's due April 16th. Her first ultrasound is in just 5 weeks due to her history.
I have been late with the update (dcasper the red shaming highlight is very effective ). I am happy to say that our twins were born, happy and healthy, on July 26th. We received the call to come into the hospital at 7:30 AM to be induced (37.5 weeks), and arrived an hour later. 3 hours of contractions followed. My wife felt like a nap in the afternoon (4cm dilated) and told me to go get something to eat in the cafeteria - I returned shortly afterwards and she was fully dilated! 3 hours of pushing, but extra help was needed. We went to OR and a team of 12-14 medical professionals helped to deliver our babies. Truly amazing and overwhelming experience. Oliver (6.8 lbs) and Ella (5.8 lbs) were born 20 minutes apart. Three weeks tomorrow! I forget how to post pics, but I will look into it again. Best wishes to all!
Expecting our third and fourth (ugh) at the end of September/Early October. Because it is twins (and will be a scheduled C-Section) it will be at least 2 week prior to their due date of 10/18. Both girls --- haven't picked names yet though we are leaning toward Anna and Emma.