Thursday, October 09, 2008

Wrapup of our Highbanks Hike

I was able to capture these photographs using a setting that I discovered deep within the menus of my Canon Digital Rebel XTI camera during our trip to Highbanks Metropark. If you don't recognize this critter, it is a developing human being. That is right, Megan and I are slated to become parents, if everything goes well, around February 27, 2009. We are excited, to say the least. Tomorrow, we will be exactly twenty weeks into the pregnancy, half way there. Ok, I have to fess up. I really didn't capture these images on the trip to highbanks. Our doctor did, at an office, using this interesting GE digital camera with a very strange lens which you smear some clear jelly like stuff on. Fairly amazing camera, isn't it? I wonder where I can get one of those myself!

Everything came out well. See the lines? The doc drew eyes and a smile right on the pictures. And we did not want to find out the sex- we'll wait for it to be a surprise. Still though, we were nervous. I don't think I've ever hoped for something to be more "normal" than any time in my life. Just counting limbs was a big deal. Does it have two arms? Yes! Two legs, yes! This should be a fun ride. Hopefully blogger will be around long enough for our child to read this very post. That is weird, isn't it?

Meg and I are often to Maine tomorrow, what will probably be our last trip until the baby is ready to travel. Pretty cool, eh?

Wish us luck!

Tom & Megan


  1. Yeah! I love it! :-) Baby Arbour's first internet post. :-)

  2. Congratulations. I was thinking that was the big announcement. Being as I have had two of them in the past two years. A baby truly is one of the most precious gifts. Enjoy every minute. Also at you can make your blog into a book. Just an idea.

  3. I love ALL 3 of you! Nothing is more amazing than the miracle of life. I'm so thankful.
    (soon to be grandma!)

  4. Fantastic! Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations Tom and Megan!!

    So happy to hear your news. The birth of a child is surely a blessed event! My third grandchild was born on Oct. 1st. It's nice to hear that you two want the surprise of a boy or a girl!

  6. Congrats a lot. Did you use a macro lens to shoot these ;-D

  7. Tom & Meg: I must say a hearty congrats on the baby. I thought that was what I was seeing and it came out quite well on the screen. I bet there are some excited people in NE Ohio with this announcement.

  8. Had a feeling a tadpole might be the big announcement. Looks just like you too! (I kid)

    Blessed, blessed news! What wonderful adventures in the great outdoors await this little one. I am sure you will pass along your deep connection to the Earth and all Her creatures, great and small.

    Enjoy your time together in Maine. Autumn should be in its full splendor. Look forward to colorful photos upon your return.

  9. Congratulations! Great news - I wish you much happiness in this new phase of your life

  10. Congrats Tom, best feeling ever isn't it..

  11. Oh, hooray hooray!!! I knew it was going to be one heck of a humdinger, once you revealed the secret! I'm so very happy for y'all! Congratulations & best wishes, as always!

  12. Congratulations! It must be amazing to see your child like that!

  13. Wow, Tom!
    First a house, now a family!
    What great news for you both.

    I wish you all the best on this rather scary ride--your concerns remind me of our anticipation YEARS ago.
    Enjoy--this is truly one of life's miracles.

  14. Thanks everyone for your ideas, support, encouragement, and comments. We're excited to be parents!