Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Little Announcement

Heather and I have been married for about a year now. We've both been very keen on having kids, but deciding when to start a family is not a simple matter. I've just started a new PhD, and Heather has a full time job, so things are not as straight forward as they could be. In the end, we thought that waiting around for better times may not be the best plan. While I wish I had a full-time job, I remind myself that countless other parents have managed to raise kids admirably well in more challenging situations.

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Heather recently had reason to believe that something was up, so on Friday we went to the maternity clinic together.

Let's just say that I've never seen so many pregnant women all in one place before.

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The little black dot in the middle of this ultrasound image is the good news we'd been waiting for. Heather is 5 weeks pregnant and we are both very pleased and looking forward to the times ahead. 

Scrutinizing the dot, I couldn't help but think of Carl Sagan's referral to the famous photo of a tiny Earth in space as 'a pale blue dot in the cosmos.'

It's funny that something so small can mean so much.

23 comments:

Kevin Kim said...

Congratulations, man.

surprisesaplenty said...

Congratulations! All the best for the three of you.

Kim said...

Yay! That was most certainly NOT a "little" announcement. That was a huge, life-changing one! Congrats!!!!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations -- what an exciting announcement! Best wishes for a happy and uneventful pregnancy for Heather.

cgivisionary said...

Congratulations to the both of you. All the best for a healthy baby.

Yoonji Rachel Cho said...

Congratulations, and have a happy parenthood!

Hannah said...

Congrats, Lee! Here's to a healthy, happy pregnancy for Heather. Happy Chuseok!

Moa said...

SUPER-CONGRATS to both of you!!!!!

David said...

congrat to you and heather. i have two of my own and i can easily say that was the proudest moment of my life, once again congrats,

Roboseyo said...

Yaaaaay! congratulations!!!

Lee Farrand said...

Thanks everyone!

Michelle said...

Lee, congratulations. I wonder if I could add your blogg to my bloglist?
Found your blog through Seoul City blog...

Xweing said...

Congratulations!!!

Happy Chuseok too!~

Lee Farrand said...

Hi Michelle, sure...

daintree said...

Congratulations to you both! Thanks for letting your readers know. We wish you two all the best. :)

You're going to be a great pappa!

Anonymous said...

awesome .. best wishes to both of you..

David said...

Just a word of advice from a guy married 25 years. Do not fail to get Heather anything she wants to eat because you will not hear the end of it. Somehow women do not forget the little details.

kmg365 said...

Congratulations! fyi, you might want to introduce a total moratorium on alcoholic beverages for the missus for the next nine months. A lot of Korean women don't know about FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), but it's real public health issue, case in point my 31-year-old cousin was born with it. (Her mother, my aunt (sugmo), went on one beer bender during her pregnancy. The result: my cousin, although 31, has the mental age of 10-year-old, can't go to college, will never have a full-time job or marry.)

Lee Farrand said...

Yes, we're reading up on pregnancy-related issues. One dilemma we had was whether to share the news - 15% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage.

We thought it best to not let caution stifle good news when it exists.

3gyupsal said...

I could totally just re-post this on my own blog. I'm in the exact same boat you are in. Best of luck to you.

Mary said...

Congratulations to you both! Heather's parents and her Mum in particular must be very excited! I'm looking forward to going shopping for the baby!

Annie said...

Congrats! I'm one of those silent readers that always wants to comment but never does. I'm currently in a country where blogspot and many other sites are blocked so your blog was one of the first places I visited when I got a chance to.

Congratulations to both you and your wife!!!!

Jason Kane said...

WOOHOO!!!! congrats!!!