Kate is having a baby!! May 16, 2006
This is the story of Kate and Jim:
Jim met me in 4th grade. We became best friends. Jim met Kate in High School. They became best friends. Kate and Jason were then best friends by association, and later on, really became best friends. Later, Jim and Kate got married and left for Japan since Jim was in the Air Force and was stationed there. It's been almost 3 years. Now Jim and Kate are having a baby!
So, it's about "that time" now... it was also Jim's birthday on Sunday, and Mother's Day, which Kate now is a part of since she was like 9 months pregnant. If that doesn't qualify for Mother's Day blessings, then I don't know what does. So, I see Kate online this morning.
Me: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY ON SUNDAY :D Tell Jim I said happy birthday too... i'm old and forget things ;)
Kate: guess what...I think I am in labor YAYAYAYA
Me: HAHA you shouldn't be sitting in front of a computer then!! maybe laying in front of it...
Kate: no, this is good, trying to get it out. the sooner it comes out, the more time jim can have off from work
Me: jeez... "it" :)
Kate: sorry, the sooner Lilyann or Seamus comes out...
Me: I hope it's Lilyann. what about Batman?
(EDITOR: Jim wanted to name his first kid [probably a son] Batman, so that when people ask him "Who are you?" He can say "I'm Batman". It was hilARIOUS)
Kate: i vetoed it
Me: DOH! that was like, Jim's only wish and dream growing up
Kate: would you let someone name your kid something ridiculous like that. like Jem or Barbie or Cabbage Patch Kid
Me: not just someone... the father :P it's half of the decision making panel!
what was the middle name again? batman _____ bygrave
Kate: Batman Bicarboncabin Bygrave
Me: HAHAHAHAHA that's right!!!
I totally forget the story behind that middle name, but that's just f@#%@#ing GREAT. Jim, email me or post that here :)
So, pretty soon I'll be getting a phone call from Kate's parents, telling me everything about their new grandchild, and I'm certain that I'll be getting about a 400 GB email from Kate with pictures that are directly from the camera (2-4MB in size each) with no cropping or resizing, just like she always sends me, CC'd to 75 people. The internet screaches to a halt when Kate sends out an email ;-) I love you Kate!
More to come (I'm filing this under "Family" also, because obviously I will also be a new aunt/uncle depending on the sex ... oh wait, I'll only be a new Uncle!! Honorary of course)