Thursday, March 1st, 2007 will go down as one of my all time favorite days.  So many good things happened to come together on one day, it was almost too much to handle.

First the two small things; I got a brand new (FREE) bowling ball.  A friend of mine ordered one online and it came with a free ball that he gave me.  It took a while to come in, but it came and it’s getting drilled up now. Woo Hoo!  The second smaller item is my new computer came arrived.  It’s a new Intel Core Duo (2.4 GHz) with 2GB RAM, 19-inch wide screen monitor, 500 GB hard drive, Windows Vista Home Premium… ugh ugh ugh (think of the Tim Allen “Home Improvement” grunt).  I was only able to unpack it yesterday but tonight should be able to have some fun setting it up and getting it up to be our main computer.

The next great thing was some quality family time with my brother-in-law, my wife’s aunt and grandmom.  We had a terrific steak dinner and then played Yahtzee and a little Wii Bowling.  Tons of fun and I haven’t laughed that much in a long time.

But now for the important information and by far the most exciting part of the day.  We had our ultrasound yesterday.  That was the most amazing thing; to see the head, arms, legs, and spine of our child was breathtaking.  My wife and I listen to the heartbeat regularly, but to see it was a completely wonderful experience.  We also got to find out that we’re having a boy!  Now to start to think about names and how to decorate.  I can’t wait to be a daddy.  We’re also due the exact same day as one of my grandfather’s so if it happens, it’s a nice circle of life completion.

One final cool thing from yesterday is last night I got to feel the baby kick for the first time.  I guess he was fairly active for my wife; but I only felt one or two flutters, it was still cool nonetheless and was a great end to a nearly perfect day!