Sunday, December 17, 2006
Matt, Dave, Jim, and G pretend to laugh at one of Paul's jokes.
Three pregnant Reids. Apparently black is the new black in maternity fashion.
Sunday, December 3, 2006
About a week later I was at Kinko's--copying, shrinking, laminating the SI Cardinal's collector's edition, my World Series ticket, the front page of the paper, etc. I was standing in line when, in another line, a little girl looked over her dad's shoulder and waved. I waved back, and then I noticed who was holding her--Aaron Miles. I told him congratulations, and mentioned that I had the chance to see him and his teammates clinch the series. I gestured to all the stuff I was carrying, and told him I was going to frame it and hang it up at home. He had not yet seen the SI and was curious. I showed it to him, and then asked him to sign it. It took forever (about five minutes) for one of the clerks to find us a pen, so I ended up having an (only sightly) awkward five-minute conversation with Aaron Miles. He was incredibly down to earth, and he explained how overwhelming the whole experience was, including the parade on Sunday, when 500,000 people came downtown to congratulate the team. Who would have thought I'd see him at Kinko's? He was packing up stuff to send to his home in CA. Seriously, someone really wanted me to enjoy this Championship.
Colleen, Mike, Molly and Jim at the Cardinals Parade
Though we don't know the gender, we have decided on a theme for the baby room: St. Louis Cardinals (see the pictures below). The walls are yellow and Cardinal Red, there is a Cardinal border, and the carpet is blue. We half-jokingly considered the idea after seeing an example display one day while shopping, but it was cinched once the Cards won the World Series.
This was Molly's first ultrasound, at around 9 weeks, showing our little peanut (head is to the right).
The second ultrasound, at about 16 weeks (look at those guns!):
The baby room: