Monday, February 26, 2007

Just Killin' It!!!

It's amazing how much a baby changes in 2 weeks. Bring on the double chin and leg rolls!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Recently I've been feeling the urge to free up some room around the house and lighten the load. My road bike frame has not been built up for over a year. Last winter I decided I should be putting in training time on my cross bike, so I stripped the parts off my road bike and threw them on the cross bike. It's kind of odd how hard it is to get rid of things that you have not used in quite some time.
What do I stand to gain by hanging onto my old road frame? Nothing. It will continue to hang the basement, collect dust and take up room. What do I gain by selling it? Less clutter and cash for a powertap wheel. It seems pretty simple, yet I still struggle with letting it go. It's not just the road frame. Our basement seems to be where I put things that I don't use but need to keep.
There's also this box of parts in the basement that I can't seem to get rid of. It contains old XTR cantis, saddles, seatposts, new cross cantis, and a bunch of other stuff I'll never use. Maybe I can ebay them and get a little cash, or maybe I can hang onto them for another season. It seems like this should be the year of change. My new basement mantra will be: clean it up and get rid of it!!!!!
I'm also getting the Rig ready to sell. This is one of my favorite bikes of all time. So why am I selling it? Because I'd like a frame with a more forgiving ride that, if needed, can run gears. I've lined up a buyer and even have my new frame picked out, but as I clean up the Rig it becomes hard to think about letting it go. I just need to clean it up and move on.
Here are some baby pics for my mom. Hopefully she'll forgive a post that's not baby related if it has baby pictures. Elijah has gained over a pound since discharge. Nice work Katie!!!

Monday, February 19, 2007

1 Week Old

Elijah is now 1 week old and he's settled into quite a routine. Eat, sleep on mom, drop a deuce, eat, sleep on dad, drop another deuce. Also, baths are still not popular. The dogs are like his body guards. When he starts crying they converge on the room and try to sniff out culprits or at least lick his feet.

Katie's finally had two solid days of rest and looks/feels quite a bit better. Although, it is odd to see her without a gigantic belly. Elijah and I hung out and watched the TOC updates while mapping out my training for the coming season and researched power meters.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Family Time!!!

We made it home from the hospital on Thursday. Things are going really well and we are all settling into our new roles. Katie is recovering nicely and feels stronger everyday. Elijah hates the car seat, baths, diaper changes, and sleeping between the hours of 2AM and 7AM. Elijah loves eating, bouncing, burping, the burrito wrap, and sleeping with me or Katie between the hours of 8AM and 1 AM. The dogs are being really good. They struggled with the crying the first night. It was like they wanted to help us by sneaking little licks in whenever Elijah was within reach. Buckley and Mona are also protecting the house with a new vengence. Don't even think about slowing your car down in front of house.
Now that I'm getting some energy back I'll be slowly getting back into the swing of training and dealing with some unfinished buisness. I hope to get the basement cleaned out/organized, weed through boxes of bike stuff, and get my back into a better place. I'll try to keep photos and entries rolling as time allows.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

FEB 12th @ 1738, 6lbs 8oz, 20 inches.

Our baby arrived after 22 hours of labor and an emergency c-section. His name is Elijah. Katie and baby are doing well. We are all recovering from a very scary but amazing experience.

Friday, February 09, 2007

We know it's getting tight in there! Today was hopefully our last appointment before delivery day and things went quite well. Here's a random thought from my errands today: Why am one of the few people out there that washes my hands and drives the speed limit?

Thursday, February 08, 2007


We are told it will be sometime soon.