Some basic notes for newcomers, or those who don't know everything already:
* Home life includes my wife, Ann, Pigeon the cat, Lucy the dog, and our little rugrat-to-be.
* We live in a house with my parents, one of whom is slowly fading away due to Alzheimer's, which is why we're here.
* We have a room that has built in library bookcases, and we own roughly 1900 books, which I'm sure our future spawn will love.
* We live in a small town in Massachusetts. I grew up here, Ann is a transplant.
I'm not going to go into details as to the craziness that is conception itself, but it should be noted that Ann considers herself to be a scientist of sorts because of the amount of research and testing she did to figure out fertility and all that jazz. For everything that she did, it only really took us two months from when we decided this is what we wanted to getting what we were looking for.
Future fatherhood is strange. I've traditionally been one to just share my thoughts, and my goal with this is to keep all my family and friends who are all over the country up to date, as well as be a record to hopefully show my future son or daughter. We'll see how that goes, but having had a desire to do some more long-form writing, this isn't a bad way to do it, either. Blogs are the baby books of the 21st century, right?
Anyway, welcome aboard. Should be an interesting ride...