Long-time readers of my blog will recall two posts in the summer of last year that talked about mine & Lisa's plans for a third child and the unfortunate miscarriage.
Sad as these events were, pay special attention to the following from the second post.
We are probably going to try again eventually.
Well, I'm happy to say that eventually did not really take all that long. Lisa & I have been expecting our third child since about September or October. In light of the exciting fact that Jon & Kelly are expecting their first child and that we were a little worried that a miscarriage may occur again, we kept the pregnancy a little bit more secret for a little longer this time around. Jon & Kelly deserve the limelight quite a bit more, since this is their first. However, by now almost all of our friends and family know about our news.
Our due date is accurately May 20th, 2007 which just so happens to be Reese's birthday. However, due to our circumstances with Lisa's diabetes, it is likely that the date actually be earlier in May or late in April.
The most important fact is that the baby is completely healthy, based on the ultrasound. The second most important fact is that it is likely to be a boy, also based on the ultrasound. BOY!! We even have a name picked out.
Lucas James Arconati
Contrary to most assumptions, Lisa has always liked the name Lucas and suggested it before I did. There is not as much of a Star Wars influence in the choice as everyone immediately thinks. Of course, if we stick with that name (and I'm sure we will), it does make introducing myself to my son for the first time elicit an extra thrill.
Luke, I am your father.