Archive Monthly Archives: January 2009

17 Days Until Due Date: The Movie!

17 Days Until Due Date MovieWith only 17 days left until our first baby girl is due, we decided to post a quick video to give just a peek into what we’re doing only minutes before broadcasting “The Catholics Next Door” on the Catholic Channel, Sirius 159/XM 117. Enjoy!

Posted by Greg
January 7, 2009

18 Days Until Due Date

For Christmas I tried to put together a special surprise for Jennifer and the kids, including our little girl who has not yet arrived.

After consulting with our friend Captain Jeff, who does all of the printing of shirts and mugs and bags and stuff for both Rosary Army and That Catholic Show, I came up with the logo for The Catholics Next Door that you see on the top left of this website.

My hope was to get t-shirts printed with the new logo and give them to my parents, Adam Hamway (our producer), Jackie Resciniti (our board operator), Jennifer, and all the kids.

And for Jennifer, I wanted to get her a shirt to wear now while she’s pregnant, and another t-shirt to wear later.

And I wanted the shirts for the girls to be pink.

In the first picture you’ll see the onesie Jeff printed for the new baby, and below is a picture of Jennifer wearing her oversized maternity shirt.

We’ve all been enjoying wearing them as a family.

Plus my Rosary Army and That Catholic Show t-shirts were really getting worn out.

Posted by Greg
January 6, 2009

Unexpected Package

So a few minutes ago I’m in the kitchen, working on show prep for today and tomorrow, when I heard a truck in the driveway.

It was a UPS truck, and yet we haven’t ordered anything.

I was thinking it was probably a book or DVD or something sent to us for The Catholics Next Door, but then the driver got off the truck with a pretty large box.

My first thought was that perhaps either Jennifer or I had ordered something for Christmas, and completed forgot we did, and it was just now showing up.

I took it inside, opened it up, and was totally confused to find a package of newborn diapers.

The invoice slip was hidden in the bottom of the box.  Apparently a good priest friend of ours must have been listening to the show the other day when we said we were still in denial about getting ready for the baby and it was too funny of an opportunity to pass up.

Here’s what the note said:

I hope this helps on the Diaper front!  Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!  Peace, Fr. Bill Kessler

Diapers from a priest.  Never thought I’d see the day.

You rock, Fr. Bill!

Posted by Greg
January 6, 2009

19 Days Until Due Date

Jennifer and Greg at 38 weeks pregnant:

And just to prove that he’s not really THAT fat, here’s Greg when he’s not shoving his stomach out (but still, this is enough to get him started on the Abs Diet this week):

And in deciding a pose for today’s Due Date Countdown picture, we took a front and back picture of Jennifer. She straightened her hair out today. She’s had straight hair for every child delivery, so in my opinion, she’s ready for labor now.

And lastly, just in case she wanted to make a donation to Locks For Love (I’m hoping not yet – I LOVE the long hair), this is how much would be cut off.

Posted by Greg
January 5, 2009

20 Days Until Due Date

We’ve reached the weird phase of this pregnancy where we’re pretty much talking about the baby constantly and what still needs to be done to get ready for the birth.

So in preparation, I thought it would be a good idea to try to post at least a pic a day of what’s happening in preparing.

For example, tonight we had a laugh when Jennifer realized her belly had gotten to the size that she could no longer reach the skillet we keep on a shelf in the laundry room. She even tried to squeeze her belly between the washer and dryer to no avail.

Another nice moment was just a few minutes ago, watching Jennifer and Tommy sing Hail Mary before Tom heads to bed.

If this baby shows up in the next 20 days as expected, Tommy is in the midst of his remaining days as the baby of the family.

Posted by Greg
January 4, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

Happy New Year from our family to yours!

We had a nice, laid back evening hanging out with our friends Mac and Katherine (hosts of Catholic in a Small Town Podcast).

Three of the kids passed out before midnight but three more made it to midnight.

Very strange to think we are now in the month and year when we’ll become parents of a baby girl.

Should be an interesting 2009!

Posted by Greg
January 1, 2009