Friday, December 26, 2008

Reddin Everett Menzie

Both Heather and Reddin are excellent.

We went to the hospital for a scheduled induction this morning at 6:30.

He was born at 1:08pm here in Melbourne, FL.
Reddin weighed in at 8lbs. 9oz. even though he is nearly two weeks early.
He measured 21 inches long.

Visitors are welcome.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Thought "Fall" Was Over

Heather is big and prego now and we expect Reddin to come any minute. Actually, she is scheduled to be induced this Friday. Yes, the day after Christmas. I am sure he'll love that when older and realizes he got jipped many times because his thrifty parents pulled the old two-fer year after year.

Well, Fall came and went and thankfully Heather kept her footing up until this week. Footing you ask? Yes, footing. I got a call while I was away working. Apparently a prego has an altered center of balance or something 'cause as she was walking in the house from the garage, she tripped and fell... those dang ant terds! Both her and Reddin were fine. I decided not to scold her as I am sure her pride was hurt enough.

Any kids reading, must stop reading right about now. Bye.

This morning we decided to "save some water" so we both jumped into the shower. Not easy and probably not safe with a nine-month prego lady. For some reason the non-slip turtles were doing a great job keeping the shower wall free from slipage. As my dear wife did the final rinse from shaving her legs, she slipped backwards. I am manly (I thought) and attempted to rescue her mid fall. Her back was facing me and I swooped my arms under hers and lifted her to safety. At least that's how I planned it. My unmanly attempt turned into a mini-disaster. She toppled back into me and I slipped and fell as well. She landed on her bum near my toes. I landed on the ground out of the tub with the curtain rod on my head. Water spewing out everywhere. My head hit the door and elbow the toilet paper holder on the wall. Oh yeah, just as we were entering the shower Heather told me how long my toe and finger nails were. It is too bad I didn't cut them sooner 'cause her butt has nasty scrapes from my toes and her back has deep scratches from my fingernails. Sorry baby.

I know there is a lesson to be learned here but I am not quite sure what it is. Please share with me in your comments what could be learned for future water conservation adventures (if there ever are any).

Sorry no pictures in this post.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Twilight Shower

Late post here. It was written awhile ago but delayed posting due to busyness and laziness on my part. BTW, this is Matt writing this. I told Heather I would write it for her cause I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make fun of Twilight.

Many thanks go out to our friends and family that helped make Heather's shower weekend great.

As you may know, especially if you live here in Florida, Heather was thrown a baby shower by Faith Burgoon and Janet Tobler. It was coupled with an exciting "girls night out" to see the opening of Twilight. I was unable to go because I had to watch Mattie AND (it's a big and) I am not a girl. I might seem girly sometimes but I assure you, I'm not a girl. See Michael Jackson. Case in point... I think.

Back to Twilight cause I can't just skip over it and not poke fun. Seriously! What the heck do you guys see in this vampire stuff. I know, I am not educated in the art of sucking blood but I do know sucky movies. And no, I'm not jealous.

I better start with the real reason for the post before you ladies get too fumed at me.

Heather had so much fun. She expressed a little concern about being the center of attention (can you believe it?). It worked out great that the focus turned to the movie after the shower. We got to keep her humble.

Heather was so anxious to tell me all about the shower. She even called and interrupted the Daddy-Daughter Date I was on with Mo. We were enjoying the awesome gourmet meal from Hong Kong Super Buffet. Heather won't eat there with me, she thinks it's nasty. I agree but it had been about two years and one remodel since I was there. I had to give it another shot, besides MoMo loved it.

When the Mrs. got home the first thing she did was whip out the camera to show me all of the pictures. Next, she made me read all of the cards and check out all of the great little boy clothes. My favorite were all the ones with the little airplanes. I wonder why? After that, she crashed. I took that to be a good sign she had a blast.

The cake was awesome. Michele Richards took the "Menzie World" idea and ran with it. It was just about as impressive as the wedding cake she made for us nearly 5 years ago. Heather brought some home and I wanted to freeze it to enjoy a year from now.

As for the games, Heather tells me it wasn't a typical shower. There was just one game and one contest. Using magazine headlines and clippings the women made colleges using a picture of Heather glued onto bodies with other pics to simulate a gossip magazine article. They were hilarious.

As for the contest, Michele offered a custom cake to the closest guess of how many flowers she put on the cake. 297!!! The Stephensons won, congrats.

I personally loved the tiara. The only problem with the tiara is that it says "mother to be". That's too bad cause she really needs one for everyday use after she gives birth.

Thanks to all of you who planned, participated and or came to the shower. A special thanks to our great friends, the Ahmeds, who gifted us our double stroller! And another huge thank you to all for your generous gifts. They were much appreciated! I promise it is the last time.