Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

And so my watch begins

Today is my wife's due date for baby number two. Over the last week I've been getting increasingly anxious and restless about the birth. At work I already passed on my projects to be worked on for when I take paternity leave, and my co-workers already started on them even though I haven't left yet! I've been scrambling to find some productive tasks, but it feels more like standing around and not knowing what to do with your hands:

While I roam around awkwardly, I will be hawking over my my phone for the call that it is time for a new lil smokie to come into this world!

What else is going on?

I started week two or four of the return to run program, 3 minutes walking to two minutes running. No complications there! I'm still staying reserved on this, as I mentally am not ready to get excited and face letting myself down yet.  But all good so far (and I'm still taping my right ankle). Right MCL is still stiff randomly, but I'm comfortable on it.

I love going to my daughter's gymnastic's class after work on Mondays!

Many of you know I'm a total Chicago Bulls homer, so I'm pretty hyped about the off season and what changes will be made in the team! (Nikola Mirotic? Carmelo Anthony? Chandler Parsons? Paul Pierce?)

And I love that the Bull's first round pick, Doug McDermott, embraces the Funny:

Also, I went to see an Allergist yesterday on the recommendation of my pulmonary doctor. After my results, the doctor thinks my allergy to cats and having a cat for a few years created my asthma.. Thanks Tucker.

I think that's all I got for now! Hopefully the next update is a birth announcement!

Have an awesome day!


  1. Ahhhh baby watch 2014!! So exciting! Good luck to all of you!

  2. Glad to hear that you are executing your back-to-running plan successfully. Good luck to you and your wife and looking forward to the "Lil Smokie II" announcement.

  3. Any news? Love that video of you daughter in gymnastics. :-)