Sunday, April 22, 2007

Maren at 24 weeks

Ok, so its past time for a new posting, but you can't do a posting without a picture. Those are just the rules of ettiquette. No one wants to read a picture-less blog. Its like in grade school, when for the first time you read a book with no pictures. Its shocking. Like going from 5th grade to more recess. Its just better left alone. Picture the blog and everyone loves you. No readers.

So Maren decided we needed to get some new pictures of her, since she's right about 24 weeks. In fact, she's due 4 months from yesterday (April 21). And because I'm auditioning for a play in Dallas and wanted a new headshot to take with me, it was the perfect opportunity.

So we went up to "Miss Nellie's Pretty Place" at Cameron Park. It was under construction. It wasn't pretty. But I made sure not to get any of that in the picture.

But doesn't Maren look pretty with the "Dead End" sign sticking out of her head? When we got home Baylor jumped all over Maren. She was happy mommy was home, but she was mad she hadn't bee in any photos. She wanted to be in a photo.

Not really...Maren had to hold her up.

As you can see...I'm not letting Maren feel alone in this process. In fact, you can see on my shirt that my water had broken...or that I washed my hands and wiped them on my shirt...

Just as a side note...this is the photo I'm using for my headshot. I should be able to get a lot of work with this one!

Monday, April 9, 2007

She's a Dienstbach!!

So because of the thunderstorm/tornado on March 30, Maren & I didn't get any pictures of the baby. But today we were back to finish the ultrasound. She's still a girl, which was a relief since several people have given Maren cute little girl outfits. Her little legs were spread pretty wide. It was quite obvious she's a girl. That's a trend that better not continue...

Some of you are wondering "what does he mean by 'she's a Dienstbach?'" Well, Dienstbach is the maiden name of Maren's mom. When we got a profile view of the baby's face today, she was jawing away. We figure Little Girl Records will be a motor mouth just like her mommy, her Oma, and her all her mommy's aunties. Of course, she'll be just like her daddy's sister, mom and aunties too. But you should hear her mommy and Oma talk on the's like two auctioneers...

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Ei Was Dann!

So, it's the end of the first week of April. We ran the AC all week until Thursday. Today, it snowed. All day.

At the end of a hard day of shoveling snow, Maren and I relaxed with our new kids.

We expect those kids to be gone by the end of next week. But for now, we love them. Tomorrow, we'll love them on a salad.

Friday, April 6, 2007



Just kidding. (Well, actually, we wouldn't turn any down.) We want your vote for our consideration for baby names. Voting will close at midnight on the day the baby is born. Please vote for your favorite name, and perhaps add your own suggestion.

Gretchen Jennifer Records
Donna Ulrike Records
Maggie Mia Records
Sadie Baylor Records
Lilly Pig Records
Annika Kirsten Records
Anna Nicole Records
Beatrice Inge Records
Martha Jesse Records
Renate Beth Records
Dorothy Kathy Records

These are the only names we're considering.