An update

Madelyn Grace was born Sunday, June 7, 2009 and weighed 8lbs., 13oz. and was 22 inches long. She is doing very well and we are all adjusting to our new life together.

I probably won't be updating this blog very much at all. I use Facebook a lot now and also Twitter. Follow me @donnyspi.

  • Congratulations.
       Posted by Scott on 06/19/09




Yay for technology! I borrowed a fetal heart monitor from a friend at work and hooked it up to my computer and to my wife. Here's a low-quality sound clip of our baby's heartbeat at about 18 weeks.

Hopefully we'll have an ultrasound soon to count limbs and figure out what the gender is.

  • Pretty sweet huh? It's only beginning to be fun.
       Posted by Eric Gervase on 01/18/09

  • $5 says I know where you found a "fetal heartbeat monitor" among your co-workers.
       Posted by The Coolest Type 1 Diabetic @ on 01/20/09



Poor Neglected Blog

It's the last day of the year so I figured I should write something. It has been a wonderful year and it sure has gone quickly. I have no idea where the time went.

A little less than 6 months from now I'll be a new daddy. Here's an ultrasound pic from the beginning of November:

We'll find out near the end of January what the gender is. In the mean time, feel free to suggest names. The Palins already took all the good names, so all we've come up with so far is Shaniqua and D'quanda. Hrm.

Happy New Year!

  • Congratulations!
       Posted by Scott on 12/31/08

  • Nathan. Boy or Girl. Nathan.
       Posted by Nathan Powell on 01/01/09

  • Congratulations!
       Posted by Josiah on 01/01/09

  • Congrats. Being a daddy is the best thing in the world. Just wait until they can smile at you.
       Posted by Big Ohn on 01/05/09

  • How about Kenneth J. Booey? (remember that??) :-) Can't wait for you to find out the gender!!!!
       Posted by Chrissie on 01/13/09



Hot Cider

The other day I made some hot apple cider and brought it to work. I kept it hot in one of those big Thermos dispenser things. It totally looks like I stole it from a Turkey Hill or something. Anyway, all I did to make the hot cider was to add some cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, whole allspice, and real maple syrup to a pot of cider. Bring to a boil, mix it around, and pour it into the Thermos thingy. Serve in a mug and garnish with a whole cinnamon stick, if you're man enough. It turned out so good.

  • Looks pretty good, I'll have to try that.
       Posted by Internet Deritus on 06/16/11



Back at it

I have decided to keep on blogging. I will write when I can and when I feel motivated. I have always enjoyed writing about unusual things rather than blathering on about daily life. When I come across something worth sharing, I'll blog about it. I'll continue my blog by sharing the writings of Tom Chiarella, a writer for Esquire Magazine. I read a few of his columns today and was very impressed. If you have time, check out the following articles. They are thought provoking and may just change your life a little:

Good stuff in those articles. Definitely worth a read and re-read.

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