20 June 2007

On the Neckar

These pictures were all done with the phone, so bare with me.

There is always something going on, on the Neckar, in Heidleberg. Last weekend, apparently the theme was "alternative modes of transportation". That explains the glider plane and the hybrid cars. Everything else was typical. Naked babies in the fountain, beer and bratwurst, and German bands singing American 80s songs in English, with the exception of the one above. We think they were singing Spanish songs. Anyway, we stopped to listen because they were different.

If I had known that it was an event in attempt to sway the public from contributing to global warming, maybe Ben and I would have opted for the paddle boat, instead of the motorized one, but we didn't. So we polluted our way up the Neckar to get a closer look at the castle.

I don't think Ben knew I was taking his picture.

What an awful picture of me, but I wanted to announce that John and I are expecting our first in January. I'm about 11 weeks along. I gave up keeping it a secret when I discovered that my Dad had notified the whole West coast of the United States. So what's the point? Anne and Kelly, I hope you don't mind I'm using the whole charting image too, but I'm using a brown baby. :) Chances are, we won't be having a blond haired blue eyed one. :)


Kara said...

I don't even know you but I get to be the first blogger to say congratulations!! I'm so excited for you and your hubby, parenthood is AWSOME! How are you feeling?

Sarah Corbin said...

Oh my gosh! Congratulations!
I am so excited for you and can't wait to keep up with pictures and news!

WILD GHESE said...

I'm mostly just exhausted, but even that is getting better. I can get sick, only if I don't eat. When I start feeling yucky, I eat, even if I feel I could throw up, and then I feel fine.
We are pretty excited.

Kelly Glupker said...

Congratulations!!!! I can't believe my friend Kara found out before me! :)
How come your ticker says your only 9 weeks if you're 11 weeks along? Have you been to the doctor yet? I love being pregnant and cannot wait to be a mom - though I wish I could pass by the labor and delivery part.

WILD GHESE said...

i think (let me emphasize that part) that in the 40 week count, I'm at 11, but the baby is only 9 weeks old. something like that.

Kelly Glupker said...

Even though your baby is only 9 weeks old, they consider him/her 11 weeks old. They start counting the day of your last period - not the day of conception.

partyofsix said...

sara!!!!!!! woohoo!!!!!!!! congratulations! i am so happy for you and i am so excited! what wonderful news! woweeee! you are so lucky that the babies you will birth will be beautiful and dark complected. i have had night meres that i have birthed a baby and an ugly white one had come out... but that will be a reality if we ever do birth one.

wow, sara... a mommy. let me tell you, i have never given birth, but being a mommy is the most amazing thing ever. it is an honor!

i love you and am so happy for you both!



Nica said...

Aww! I'm so excited for you guys! You're going to be awesome parents! I just got internet back after a month of not having it, so this was wonderful news to have in my inbox etc. :-)

Congrats again!!!

WILD GHESE said...

Kelly, yeah something like that. So is the ticker wrong? I put in the due date, January 18th, but the count is from April 1st.

Janelle, don't be silly, you'll have beautiful toe-headed babies. I did find out today that I've always had a fixation with chaco-babies. I guess I asked for brown cabbage patch kids as well as white ones when I was little.

Isaac's Daddy and Mommy said...

Jon & Sara:
Congratulations from some old friends of Jon's from Germany, The Santimaw's. I happened to find your blog through Mark and Anne B's blog. It is a blessing for us to see how God has answered so many prayers in your life. Praise the Lord!!!

In His Wonderful Love,
Joe, Lori, Christian, and Aaron

Anonymous said...

Sarah! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
I, too, am 11 weeks and expecting in early January! Cool beans! I am so happy for you guys! Keep us posted how the pregnancy is going...I hope yours is doing better than mine! I'm better now, but those first two months were awful.

Anywho...so, so glad for you!
Deb Paul

Katie said...

Congrats Sara. I do hope you can enjoy the next 6 months to their fullest! How very exciting. Do you think you'll find out if its a boy or girl?

WILD GHESE said...

Yep, we are going to try to find out what he/she actually is. I don't like referring to the baby as "it". Right now I call it "Blessing".
I have a friend who calls her baby "SLIM". Someone- Living- In- Mommy.

Scotty and Lisa said...

Hooray for being pregnant! We're due in February and agree it is quite a blessing!

Shyla said...

LOL!! I hopped on today and thought to myself, " i wonder when sara will start a familY!: Congrats girlie!! Can't wait to see your little mixed baby - you know i am partial!! you all always look like you are on vacation!!

Sauers said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting! I can't wait to hear what you guys are having! Hope your pregnancy is going well. Hopefully the icky part will be over soon!

Daniel said...

Way to go! :D Congrats! I know the news is now a little old, but oh well. Our summer has been CRAZY! I haven't been able to catch up with everyone like I like to. (That's what the winter's for! :D) We find out on Wednesday what we're having! I can't wait! :D Take care of yourself and sleep NOW! :D(You won't get to much after the baby is born!!!)

Genns said...

wow, I've been out of the blogging world for awhile and I just saw your announcement. That is so exciting. I'm really happy for you guys.