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When I'm a dad, I promise not to...

Have a bunch of babies with my mistress.

From BabyCenter:

Harry Potter star fathers second child with mistress

Posted by Sara McGinnis in Marriage, Relationships, Pregnancy October 27th, 2008 Trackback

Sir Michael Gambon is a busy man. The 68-year-old, known to many of us as Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series is about to have his second baby…with his mistress.

Sir Michael has been married to Lady Anne, a retired mathematician, for 45 years. They have a 44-year-old son together, and share a home near London.

The mistress is 43-year-old Philippa Hart, who shares a 17-month-old son with the actor. Philippa reportedly wanted to have a sibling for their son, and so chose to get pregnant again by Sir Michael.

A friend of Sir Michael’s said, “Michael and Philippa are delighted that she’s pregnant again, but he is very worried about what his wife thinks of all this.

“He says it will cause him a lot of hassle if it comes out, but his private arrangements are so complicated he can’t really expect …

A Sea of Crankiness

So...everyone in the house is cranky, right now.

Shaundar is cranky because she's 9 months pregnant and probably has a least 2 weeks left.

I'm cranky because Shaundar is cranky and can't go a day without chewing me out for every little thing (yesterday it was for going 38 mph in a 35).

Quincy is cranky because he's already not getting as much lovin' as typical.

Satchmo is cranky because that's just her style.

Shaundar isn't getting much sleep because she needs to get up every 30-45 minutes to pee or eat. I'm usually also awake, trying very hard not to be, with little success. I just keep telling a few more weeks, the baby will be out and we'll be able to sleep, again. I'm sure the crankiness will subside all around, at that point.

That's how it works, right?

The Labor Playlist

The Baby prep suggestions, this week,include preparing music for the labor period.

Shaundar will be preparing this playlist, of course. But, I think I will sneak one in to play right as the pushing starts.

Spinderalla, kick it up one time!

Honeydew this, honeydew that. Honeydew I need to smack you upside the head?

I told Shaundar that our baby is the size of a Honeydew melon. She promptly said, "I like Honeydew."

I guess we're off to a good start.

Shout out to Tilly

Congrats to Meghan (my friend and HR mentor) and her husband Mark.

On September 27, Meghan gave birth to little Matilda, pictured here. We're already discussing dowry for when Tilly and Desmond get married.

Creepy brainwashing children propogandy video of the day

Maybe I'll try to snag some pictures from the "Kids for Obama" rally going on at Green Lake, today, as well.

Shower pics

Thanks to Michelle for the pics (and for throwing the shower).

Shaundar and me, just before guests arrived. The shirt was on all night.


Elana and Paige

Elana looking out the back door.

Our Goddaughter, Ryann...she was pretty shy at the start of the night. She came out of her shell, later, and had a fun time.

Our neighbors from up the street, Rusty, Megan, and baby Lia.

Shaundar's belly, post henna tattooing.

Rocking out on Rock Band

I'm going to need a new title.

Obviously, when I created this site, I wasn't being very forward thinking. I am only a Dad2Be for about 9 months. In 5 1/2 weeks (give or take a couple), I am going 2Be a Dad. I figure, being a new parent, there will still be plenty to blog about (diapers, feeding, dating), but it won't make much sense with the current title.

When Starbuck is born, I figure I will keep this site as a site to continue blogging. I'm also going to start up another site for pictures, as I think blogger kind of sucks for posting pictures. MSN Spaces is WAY better. But, since this one is here, I'll keep it going. What it will need, though, is a new name.


We Cantaloupe...we've paid for the church

Imagine trying to push this out of...well, you know.

Only 6 more weeks of vegitables. Although, I will probably skip over Swiss Chard and Leek.

Rockin' Baby Shower

Michelle threw a baby shower for us this past weekend. This one was for friends in the area.

I'll tell you...I typically don't like baby showers. Even knowing that these are being thrown for us, I still dread sitting there while people watch us open presents and play stupid shower games. The one in Arizona was cool because it involved family who we don't get to see very often, and a swimming pool.

I was really nervous about the one up here. Shaundar insisted that it be co-ed. Seriously...we had a fight about it. My thought was, guys do NOT like baby showers. I don't think I'm alone here, am I, gentlemen? I could just imagine a bunch of my local buddies being forced by their wives to come over to my house and sit there and sip tea while the women giggle and rub Shaundar's belly.

But, it worked out. Props to Michelle. First of all, there was an abundance of beer. Comment of the night from my may, Galloway..."I have never been drunk at a baby shower."


Cracklin' Oat Bran

I should really buy stock.

I don't know if it would be called one of the "cravings" or what. But, man, has Shaundar been going through the Cracklin' Oat Bran.

Every morning...Cracklin' Oat Bran for breakfast.
Hungry and need a snack? Cracklin' Oat Bran.
Shortly after we lay down to go to sleep? Cracklin' Oat Bran.
Sometimes, even in the middle of the night, Cracklin' Oat Bran.

Last trip to Safeway, I picked up 3 boxes, because we always seem to run out. 3 boxes...who buys three boxes of cereal? Except me?

So...I am contemplating stock in Kellogg's. Cuz, apparently, even in this economic turndown, I will keep them in business.

Holy Crap

So...after actually talking to doulas...they get us really excited. Then, they give us the price.


What to Doula?

We've been discussing the possibility of having a doula in the labor room with us.

Why? you ask? Well...Shaundar is a pretty anxious person. She's never been through this and she's pretty scared about the whole labor thing. She stresses easy, and she has a low tolerance for pain.

Me...I distract easy and have patience issues.

So, we're discussing if it would be better to have a labor partner there to help us out.

For all of you relatives that just thought you could do it. No. If I can't do it, you can't do it.

Here are my immediate thoughts on a doula.
1) They are trained professionals who are specifically around to make you as comfortable and as stress free as possible.
2) They aren't cheap.
3) Everyone I have talked to that has used one LOVED it.
4) Doula is a funny word.

A lot of our interest in a doula centers around pain meds. Shaundar says that she wants to go natural, if at all possible. Of course, like I mentioned, she doesn't handle pain to well. S…