The Gonzalez Family Herald

Headlines and commentary from a Northern California family of seven.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

He's finally here

My wife gave birth yesterday to our fifth child and first son. He was a week past due, but worth every minute of it. It's sort of a weird thing, but you would think that having been around to see the births of my four other children that I would be used to this type of thing already. Well, I'm not. With every child that my wife has delivered I have been a bundle of nerves. I have been silly with excitement. This one was no exception.

This little guy is way different
Of all of our kids this little fellow is by far the most laid back, quiet, relaxed kid we have had. He was very awake for the first few hours of his life and he hardly made a sound. He cried a few times here and there, but not like some of the other babies that were on the maternity ward floor where we were. He just kind of lays there, being cute and soaking everything in. He gets handled regularly by mom, myself and the nursing staff. But still, he just relaxes through it all. He is so cool.

Time to go
Mom is going to be released from the hospital in a little while. I am getting the house prepared this morning for their arrival and figured I'd take a little break to add a little to the blog. I will definitely put more up later. I mean, his four sisters are certainly going to give me a wealth of things to write about when it comes to having a new brother and all that other good stuff. Anyhow, til next time...

Thursday, June 23, 2005

My prediction was wrong

I predicted that my wife would have our fifth baby on the due date given by the doctors... June 22, 2005. Well, given today's date I can say with certainty that I was way off. I am so off, in fact, that I am now revising my prediction (I can do that seeing as it is my child and this is my blog). I now predict that my wife will go into labor on June 27, 2005. Why? No reason really. I think more than anything I would like a complete work week off so a Monday morning run top the hospital would fit my plans nicely.

Otherwise, it is a "pins and needles" kind of time at the house right now. A little bit of excitement building into a great bit of anxiety. That is one of the joys of pregnancy... the adrenaline rush you get when the "moment" finally arrives. Rushing to find mom's bag, making sure you have shoes on, remembering how to get to the hospital, finding parking, and the list goes on and on. I am so ready for this child to be born yet I am felling so unprepared for him. I still need to buy a bed for my youngest daughter so I can move the new baby into the crib. I need a dresser for the new kid as well. Plus there are groceries that need to be bought and all sorts of other things that need to be done. Oh well, I guess the new kid will just have to wait.

I guess that's enough for now. See you in a few days.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Our very first Blog

OK, well not my very first blog, but my family's very first blog. I have been toying with the idea of starting a blog for a while now. Why? Just because. I am a husband to one and a father to four (soon to be five) beautiful children. Just that by itself is enough to make a person want to start blabbing.

Seriously though, there have been things that I wanted to share and the best medium for me has been writing. I am an aspiring web application developer that loves getting my hands on a keyboard. I am also a parent, father and friend of many and I love to share with folks those things that go on in my life. You never know, you might just relate to some of the things that go on.

Anyway, that's enough for now. I will write again when I feel led to.