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A farewell post . . .

Postby UTwiz on Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:58 am

This is a farewell post. Farewell to money, free time, sleep, cuss words in the house, room in top portion of the dishwasher. 95% of Saturdays in Austin in the fall.





This week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us:

I'm going to be a dad.


Stace is around 9 weeks or so. We have had the first sonogram, have heard the heartbeat, and have been told that things couldn't be any better. Stace is having the typical first-trimester, um, issues. Apparently small snacks are supposed to help with the nausea, so we have about 11 different kinds of crackers stocked all around the house, cars, purse, her office, my office, and I am even thinking about putting a stash at the mail box, just in case.

Due date is the 25th of March, which obviously means I've scouted out local hospitals that have flat screens in their rooms so that a long day at the hospital could also be a long day watching the tourney. We attempted (and succeeded, oddly enough) to have a baby around this time of year for a few reasons: because we love spring bdays, so that Stace wouldn't be doing the most intense pregnancy time (3rd trimester) in the Texas heat, and it also works perfectly with her time off allowance as a elementary school counselor (she gets six weeks off plus any sick days she has accumluated, so that puts us at almost the end of the school year before she would have to think about going back to school).

Lots of emotions. Certainly too many to power you people down with. But all of them positive. I'm very grateful that I have had my parents as a template to parenthood. While I am not yet aware of how difficult it is to raise a child, I can tell you that (despite my wheels not always being attached) my parents were extremely good at it. I only hope it is 1/10 as easy as they made it look.

Anyhow, that's the story. I did not wish to grandstand, as there is a thin line between telling someone the score of the game and pointing to the scoreboard. What I can tell you is that I am really looking forward to hanging out with each of you this football season. It will certainly not be my last, but I would imagine that we will bury idiot boy in '09. Hopefully we can conduct the eulogy in Pasadena. Until then, there is a lot of hanging out on 18th and San Jac to do.
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby txlonghorn47 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:01 am

For the record I am against this!

Just kidding. Kind of. I will miss idiot boy, but like I told you the other day I'm happy for you and Stacey both.
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby HornMafia on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:04 am

Congrats!
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby AtlLonghorn on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:11 am

Colt and Idiot Boy ride into the sunset in Pasadena in January 2010 for the mother f'ing win.

Congrats.
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby beam,coke,&horns on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:13 am

Congrats!! For the record, you can still cuss in the house for atleast the first year. You don't have to retire idiot boy, just get a babysitter so the kid doesn't witness it!
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby Bucharest on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:14 am

That's awesome Jeremy.....congrats!!!!!

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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby UTwiz on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:22 am

Bucharest wrote:That's awesome Jeremy.....congrats!!!!!

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Never has someone so eloquently and succinctly summed up idiot boy in one smilie . . .
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby eochs on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:30 am

Congrats!
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby MBK271 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:35 am

=D>

Congratulations my man. I know you are going to love it.
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby Music City Mafia on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:40 am

Welcome to the fraternity of fatherhood! Congrats to you and your wife!
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby U2-Horn on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:41 am

Great news! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby OKC Longhorn on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:03 am

Congrats to the both of you!!! I think Manu is a good name.
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby Drew Corleone on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:16 am

Great news, J!
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby Bucharest on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:22 am

Does this mean we start peeing in the creek again?
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby ck_hook_em on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:34 am

Congrats! My wife and I are expecting our first, a little boy, on September 30. It's a wild ride, but after my wife got past those first rough months she was glowing and has never been more beautiful in my eyes. Good luck with everything.
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby Blondie on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:55 am

Congratulations!

Wait. You have to stop cursing when you become a parent? Oops. #-o

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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby dahorns on Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:32 am

Congratulations!
You'll be a great dad.

It's OK to be idiot boy every now and then, it's helps you to keep your sanity.
That's what grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. and babysiters are for, to help you and mamasita have some alone time every so often.
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby orange dream on Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:59 am

congratulations!!
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby BevoisaSoxFan on Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:47 pm

Wonderful news!

Yep, soak up all the free time you have now to drink and act like a bum because it all goes away.

And you thought her hormones were bad now....
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby VaHornFan on Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:38 pm

Congrats to both of you! Once you're past the initial shock, you'll enjoy it and then in a few (21??) years, he/she can party with you :)
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby 12ozLongneck on Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:50 pm

VaHornFan wrote:Congrats to both of you! Once you're past the initial shock, you'll enjoy it and then in a few (21??) years, he/she can party with you :)


Yeah... I'm looking forward to Idiot Boy and Idiot Boy Jr. circa 2031.
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby 'Hornbybirth on Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:56 am

Congrats to you both!
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby SmoothLonghorn on Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:33 am

Congratulations Wizzle! My question is whether Stacey is really prepared for you to ignore the conventional wisdom of playing Beethoven, talking in multiple languages, or any of the other suggested in-utero intelligence-enhancement techniques, and instead will have to deal with you saying "They're cheaters, all of them...Bobby, Barry and the whole lot of them...they're cheaters" into her belly for the next 7 months? :D In all seriousness, awesome news--congrats to you both!.....
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby edavis3 on Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:41 pm

I had no idea!!! 8)
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Re: A farewell post . . .

Postby McKinneyHorn on Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:27 pm

Congrats!!

If it's a girl, then maybe you can join me at the shootin' range one day....have a feeling you're going to need it in a bout 16 years.
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