10/15/2009, West Islip, NY
The babies have arrived. Janet delivered two beautiful children, Emily and Eric, on September 25th. It was 4 days before our scheduled c section. Everyone is healthy and the children are eating and pooping constantly. I never realized how much I would enjoy children. They are so much work, but so worth it.
I worry about them constantly. Everything is in a different perspective.
Needless to say the boat hasn't moved in weeks. I will be sailing it to Oakdale for the winter haul out. We are probably going to have the dock rebuilt this winter.
09/20/2009, West Islip, NY
Janet's ready to explode. We haven't sailed much lately. I went out a few hours alone last Sunday. Today I spent the day waxing the boat.
It looks like Thursday September 24th, 2009 will be the day of our lives. The doc is probably going to schedule Janet for her C-Section, so here we go. Everything changes after this Thursday. All my hopes and dreams (that don't involve children) get put on hold for the next 17 years.
I just hope I'm a good dad. I hope my kids like me and think of me as their dad, and as a friend.
I just hope they are healthy. The world will be their playground, and I will be their tour guide.
09/06/2009, West Islip, NY
Well it's been a busy spring and summer. We haven't used the boat as much as last year, for a good reason. We have twins on the way. A boy and girl. We can't wait to welcome these children into our world. In the meantime, we have been busy with the house and the boat. The house has been stripped of all lead and all the old kitchen cabinets have been removed. Heck, we redid the whole kitchen, and the babies rooms. We have only sailed day trips this year because I don't want Janet sleeping on that crumby matress. I'm not fond of it either, but we still have managed to get out a lot this year. I think we've only used a full tank of fuel for the whole summer. We are a lot pickier this year. We only go out when there is enough wind to sail. Tucker loves the boat too. But he loves to swim with me more than that. If I jump off, he follows right behind me. It's hell getting him back on.
Anyway, the babies are due October 23rd, but I know they will be delivered early by C section. Probably in two weks, September 21st is my bet. The girl is bigger than the boy right now. But they are kicking Janet like crazy. I love you Janet. Your my girl. Soon, we'll be a family. :-)