Renee and I are proud to announce that we are expecting our second child somewhere in the neighborhood of May 13th. Needless to say, I have cleared my calendar and plan to be in the country this time around.
You can listen to the heartbeat here (QuickTime file)
Well, my trip to Chiapas Mexico got cut a little short. Sunday night, not too long after we had taken off from Houston Renee went into labor. By the time we landed in Villahermosa Renee had given birth. She arrived at the hospital around eight and the baby was delievered at 9:34 that night. Needless to say, I found out about my son’s birth via a text message.
Andrew Robert Wallace is the name. He was 6 lbs 8 oz and 19 inches long. I have loved the name Andrew since I was 11 and Robert is my middle name and my dad’s first name. He is one healthy baby boy and mom and baby are doing fine.
As for the the rest of my story – I was able to catch the first flight out of Villahermosa yesterday morning and got here around 8pm. I will be quite happy to not see the inside of an airplane for a while but am extremely glad I was fortunate enough to get back here yesterday.
We spent the night here last night and are headed home today! I will post pictures then.
… is posted on www.wallyandnay.net
So this blog, minus my two rants the evening I discovered the Syracuse didn’t get into the NCAA Tournament, has basically been unused. Therefore, I feel compelled to write an update.
First, some of my posting has been focused on www.presbymergent.org. This is a new site that I am part of the editorial team for. So if you want to see a little of what I’ve been bantering about you can go check that out
Second, things at church have started to ease up and I feel like I’m back in control of my life again. Being the only pastor at a church with attendance of 400 people per week is not an easy task and one that I am extremely glad is over. It’s given me a chance to re-focus my efforts on turningpoint and the youth ministry, and that’s been nice.
Third, baby is progressing along well. We should find out the gender tomorrow and we’re over halfway through the pregnancy (well, Renee is anyway) and that’s very exciting. Right now, the general non-scientific consensus is that we’re having a girl – but again, that’s a completely non-scientific consensus. We’ll know tomorrow (hopefully) and let the world know on wallyandnay.net
Fourth, it’s my favorite time of year – NCAA Tournament time and the end of the NHL Regular Season. While I did pathetically poor early on, I did manage to pick 3 our of the 4 Final Four Teams (Georgetown, Florida and Ohio State). My Sabres are making a nice run toward the playoffs, with a few less than stellar games thrown in. We’ve always done well when playing from the bottom of the pile as a lower seed, now we’ll find out how we do playing from the top seed.
Finally, my reading of Karl Barth has continued. II.1 is as I expected, quite dense, but also quite enjoyable. It’s definitely helping to clear out some cobwebs.
Watch for the baby announcement tomorrow!