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Oh Boy! (plus a Father’s Day gift fromThe Force)

26 Jun

BIG news folks, our little munchkin-to-be is a BOY! (um, also, I’m pregnant – does that excuse the not-posting thing a little bit?) We found out a week ago (it was a week ago when I started writing this post) and even though he was camera shy and covering his face, we still think he’s the most beautiful little guy we’ve ever seen. You will, too. 🙂

As you all know, last Sunday was Father’s Day, so I had to get Tim a gift on behalf of Baby. He (Tim, not Baby) had been dying to watch “The Return of the Jedi” (oops, I meant to say “The Empire Strikes Back”) for weeks and weeks and since our copy is on VHS and we don’t have a VCR, this meant a new version was called for. Problem: the Star Wars DVD’s currently sold in stores are all the newly remastered (aka “crappy”) editions and I knew Tim would poo-poo it. I found a somewhat reasonable 2006 (CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT WAS SIX YEARS AGO?!?!) version on ebay (nerd note: the 2006 release is the only one that features the original theatrical film on it’s second “bonus” disk – same for the other two) and we watched it Father’s Day night.

I had been feeling the baby squirming around for over two weeks at this point, but Tim had felt him move exactly zero times. Every time I would feel the baby move and would tell Tim, the baby would stop. It was like a little game Baby was playing. Silly Baby.

So, we’re watching “Return of the Jedi” “The Empire StrikesBack” and it’s getting towards the end of the movie when Luke and Darth Vadar are fighting and Baby starts moving around. So I put Tim’s hand on my stomach and – I swear I am not making this up – at the very moment that Darth Vadar tells Luke that he is his father, Tim feels Baby move for the first time.

And that’s what I call movie magic.