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Old 01-10-10, 09:37 PM
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We have a little cyclist on its way!

Well, it turns out I did accomplish one of my goals for 2009: I got my wife pregnant!!! We found out a few days before Christmas and told our immediate family then, but waited until now to let the news out to extended family and friends.

So, my rides will become shorter and more seldom... until I get him/her into cycling and eventually leaving me in the dust!
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Congratulations! now you know it works
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Well, it turns out I did accomplish one of my goals for 2009: I got my wife pregnant!!! We found out a few days before Christmas and told our immediate family then, but waited until now to let the news out to extended family and friends.

So, my rides will become shorter and more seldom... until I get him/her into cycling and eventually leaving me in the dust!
Shorter and less seldom most likely but a the same time much more meaningful to you, and in 18 years or so you’ll have grandkids also! I have 5 and they sure are fun trying to get them into riding bikes more. The great thing about them is I get to play with them then send them home
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Congrats!

What instrument is the child going to play?
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The great thing about them is I get to play with them then send them home
lol we tease our parents about that already.


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What instrument is the child going to play?
Hopefully something that makes money and is in demand... oboe, horn, viola... not trumpet like dad.
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Hopefully something that makes money and is in demand... oboe, horn, viola... not trumpet like dad.

Careful; you could get hit by lightning for saying things like that.


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Wow! Merry Christmas! That's great news!
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Congrats bud! Just think, in 10-15 years, the two of you will probably be touring up and down the coast during summer vacations (maybe your wife can join you....or operate the support car if she's not into cycling).
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How did that happen**********




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How did that happen**********
By giving up on ever having children.
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Congratulations!

I don't know why, but I kind of feel like you just lost your innocence.
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Congrats! Now it's time to start checking out the Family Biking & Rec forum.

Look into getting a "Bobike Mini" carrier. We started using one when our baby was 9 months old. She's 19 months old now and loves going for rides.
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Originally Posted by LawnChair View Post
I don't know why, but I kind of feel like you just lost your innocence.
lol I'm not sure if I ever had that!
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Brings back memories of decades gone by...
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
well, it turns out i did accomplish one of my goals for 2009: I got my wife pregnant!!! We found out a few days before christmas and told our immediate family then, but waited until now to let the news out to extended family and friends.

So, my rides will become shorter and more seldom... Until i get him/her into cycling and eventually leaving me in the dust!

goooooooooaaaaaaaaaal!
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You can still do a lot of cycling.

First the baby trailer.

Then as soon as the child can sit up, you get the baby bike seat.

Then the trail-a-bike for the youngster.

Then the tandem, until your child can build up enough strength to kick your butt on his, or her, own.
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Congratulations!

As a parent of a teenager, I have one advice for you.

Get a good still camera and a nice video camera, and make sure you start documenting everything from right now. Your wife's pregnancy, how she feels, video letters to the unborn tyke, when the baby kicks, the delivery, family trips, silly moments etc. You get my drift!

Eventually, you are gonna find that you can't pay your kid to hang out with you, as he/she will rather hang out with friends!

AND EVERYTHING GOES FAST!

As a parent of a high school senior, don't ask me how I know
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Thanks Lucas! I hadn't thought about a video letter. She has already forbidden cameras at the delivery. I will be singing and reading to the baby in the womb starting on Wed... when it supposedly starts to develop its ears.
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Hopefully something that makes money and is in demand... oboe, horn, viola... not trumpet like dad.[/QUOTE]

Or a trombone!

Congratulations!!!!
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I will be singing and reading to the baby in the womb starting on Wed... when it supposedly starts to develop its ears.
Maybe the singing thing isn't such a good idea.....perhaps humming would be better...just sayen!
Congrats young man, I know you'll be a GREAT dad!
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Maybe the singing thing isn't such a good idea.....perhaps humming would be better...just sayen!
Congrats young man, I know you'll be a GREAT dad!
I want the baby to recognize my voice as early as possible. Prenatal studies show that when fathers talk to or sing to the baby during pregnancy, the baby is more likely to find comfort in their arms after birth.

And as someone who has sung at the Hollywood Bowl before, I think I can hold my own
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