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May 31, 2005

Jordan and Joseph - sharing childhood memories

It was a beautiful day to launch the start of summer (unofficially at least). There was steaks, chicken, and salmon on the grill ... beer in the fridge ... and something called snikers salad for dessert. Oh, and of course watermelon.

Jae, Cynthia, and Jordan were once again kind enough to invite us for another delicious BBQ. There we met-up with another couple from our lamaze classes, Christopher and Shannon and their little girl, Tiffany. Just as Jae says, it seems some of the best things to come out of the classes was meeting the other people. It is nice to know that the blow-out diaper accidents and the many "is the baby ok?" questions are not just happening to us. All three babies are all healthy and growing ... sometimes too fast, sometimes too slow. And today they were great, they slept while we ate and ate while we chatted ... one could not ask for a more pleasant afternoon.

Christopher plays with Tiffany as she wakes from her nap

Posted by csb at 1:21 AM


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Joe's first movie

May 28, 2005

So we took Joe out to his first movie theater experience today ... and what better to start with than Star Wars playing on the big screen. (Funny note: I was born in the year Episode 4 was released and Joe was born in the year Episode 3 was released ... coincidence?) The movie was quite enjoyable ... the fight scenes were fun and it fit into the star wars realm just fine. Sometimes I think people put too much weight on a series of films that were only ever intended to be fun. As for this 3rd film of the series, it really pulls the strands together ... though it was a little depressing seeing our "hero" turn evil, if thats a spoiler ... oops! but that is just it ... your not surprised, more thinking "how?" than "if?" In the end it felt sudden, but that may have just been the disappointment of destiny (the problem with writing the future before the present).

We caught the 10AM movie to avoid the crowds ... we were bringing a baby after all. Figured the early showing was for kids ... as it turns out that only about 1 in 5 were kids (strange?) but the theater was not busy. After the show we grabbed lunch at AppleBees before heading home to a relaxing afternoon.

Picking up the waitress

Helping Dad do some work

"Now ... my Nuk is that way right?"

Joe and I tried something new today ... we tried to have a bath in the tub. Mom previously just gave sponge baths - so this was a big step. The water was warm and helped with the belly gas, I think he likes just being clean. In fact, he quite enjoyed the experience ... I am sure bath time will become quite the event.

Ahh dad!

Remember to scrub behind the ears

Posted by csb at 11:21 PM


Didn't you check the movie rating? It's PG-13!! I don't think he's quiet old enough to be seeing things like that yet. :-)

So, how was the movie?

Posted by: John at May 29, 2005 12:36 AM

I liked it ... it was fun ... much like the first 2. Bright colours, fancy effects. But it tied the stories together ... I almost watched A new hope when I got home :)

Posted by: Cameron at May 29, 2005 1:01 AM

:D nice pics!

i did the same thing came, got home and watched episode 4 / 5 /6 haha :)

Posted by: Kurt at May 29, 2005 6:56 PM


May 27, 2005

Everyone should get a turn, taking dibs on a whole evening!

Posted by csb at 12:11 AM


Aww, he's such a cutie. :)

PS - I like the new photo in the upper left of your site!

Posted by: Krishen at May 27, 2005 8:41 AM

That is such a sweet picture! Krishen, you should have a baby too ;).

Posted by: orque at May 28, 2005 6:59 PM

:P Hee hee... it's amazing to hold something so small, so alive. At this rate though I'm gonna have to adopt :)

Posted by: Krishen at June 3, 2005 12:12 AM

Inch by Inch

May 24, 2005

Well, Joseph is growing ... guess chugging down 5 1/2 ounces of super juice at a sitting will do that to a boy (then again, he only eats about every 5-6 hours). Just for knowledge, the "books" seem to say that the boy should eat every 2-3 hours (wake 'em up if you need to) and they should eat 2-3 ounces. Today the doctor decided to change the tune ... "only feed when he wants to eat, he is gaining weight fine" ... little does he know, we have been doing that already. What is nice is the once-a-night feeding, either at 3am or at 5am ... hope that lasts.

For the books (at 3 weeks):

Weight: 9 lbs, 4 oz (4.2 kg)
Length: 21.25 inches (54 cm)

Posted by csb at 10:00 AM


Still a Maple Leafs fan!

May 22, 2005

Congrats Darren!

This past Thursday Darren took "the pledge", the pledge of allegiance. He finally sold his soul and took the final step in naturalization - which makes Darren a full fledged american. And any such event is worthy of a party, and it was a great one put on by his dad.

The man may give up Tim's, and good tasting beer ... but, can he still consider himself a Leaf fan?

Joseph meets Jordan

This evening we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Jae and Cynthia's place with their newborn baby girl; Jordan. Jae and Cynthia (and I guess Jordan) were in our Lamaze classes and then ended up next door during delivery. As it turned out, Joseph and Jordan have the same birthday (only just hours apart) - so we thought it would be fun to get together and introduce the two of them.

Dinner was excellent (BBQ ribs and chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies ... yummy! ), the kids were extremely well behaved, and we all enjoyed an evening of getting to know each other ... though as it turns out Jae found our website while searching for information on the Tandor restaurant, so he already knew quite a bit. All in all, it was an evening of good food and great company ... thanks guys!

Posted by csb at 3:26 PM


So tell me this. How do you come across bahanclan while looking for Tandor restaurant. Just curious.

Posted by: Grandma Pat at May 23, 2005 1:36 AM

Well, Google (and other search engines) use some key variables to determine if they think a website is a relevant match for what you searched for. Things like when the site was last updated and how many people link to you are key items in determining if you are "important". This in addition to how well you match the search strings.

So, since the restaurant itself does not have a website and I update regularly and I matched most of the requested string ... thus I came up in the results (Search: "Tandor Sarasota") (from this posting)

What I found funny is that I got a better result from mentioning a restaurant I liked that when people actually look up our last name (Search: "Bahan" ... guess I am not that important yet!

Other insight? ... if you have more input into web searching - please share. I am not up on how it all works though I do find it an interesting topic (brings me back thinking about Technobabel ... hmmm).

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at May 23, 2005 11:45 AM

Is it suppose to be broken?

May 19, 2005

So, it has been a couple days since the car went into the shop so I decided to give the guy a call and check on the progress.

"Well ..." he said, "... it works just fine. Did you say there was a problem?"

Turns out, he went out to the car and it would not start. Grabbed the diagnostic equipment and the technician ... hooked everything up ... and Ta-da! Now the car started just fine ... no problems. Starts, runs, everything is good. Technician apparently said something like "what do you need me for again?"


He has since tried to get it to fail and nothing. So ... he will try again tonight and tomorrow morning. Then do a wheel alignment and I will pick it up ... only to be stuck Saturday morning with a non-running car in our parking lot ... AND with the mechanic no at the garage until Monday. Gah! You know its going to happen.

Suggestion ... give the car a good kick in the butt. No seriously, apparently you can "kick-start" the fuel pump if you bang the gas tank while you turning over the engine. Added bonus ... if such a "fix" works then it is a 90% chance that the fuel pump is gone and we can go ahead with the $700 repair.

Posted by csb at 5:00 PM


Melissa, you look great!! Motherhood must be agreeing with you. When people say how cute Joey is, Kurt's comments are that the pics can't show how cute he really is. Hope I can get down there soon.
Love Mom B.

Posted by: Pat Bahan at May 21, 2005 1:57 AM

Car trouble

May 17, 2005

My poor Cavalier

So, this morning I get up, head downstairs, get in the car and .... roov-roov-roov-roov ... roov-roov-roov !!!!! She was turning over but not catching. Maybe she needs a cup of coffee as bad as I do?? So it was back upstairs and to the phone for me - time to find a mechanic with a couple hours to spare.

Suspicion is the fuel pump. We have been noticing a problem starting more and more over the last few months ... progressively getting worse. I was hoping that it was the fuel filter and spark plugs and had those replaced ($200+) a couple weeks ago ... but I guess not eh! (I knew this before today but just have not put her in the shop)

So ... I am still waiting for quotes from a couple places, but according to the GM dealer it will be about $780 to fix the fuel pump (ouch!) on the 2000 Chevy Cavalier. Since I was taking her in I figured lets check on a couple other things coming up ... so front wheel alignment $79.95 ... and the clutch (5 years and 115,000+ km) is $1800 (double-ouch! Heck I could get a new transmission for that!). So I am really hoping for some better prices from these other places.

Man ... when it rains it pours eh?

Posted by csb at 10:52 AM


Weekend Relaxation

May 16, 2005

It has been a busy couple weeks

While it was an exciting few weeks with family in town (check out some photos Krishen has up on Kurts' last day), it is also nice to have a weekend break. We got the house cleaned up, shared in family time, and got some much needed sleep. I even got a chance to give my first feeding ... which I must say was pretty cool. Up until now I have been seen only as the "one who changes dippers and holds me when the 'bottle' (ie Mom) is busy" ... not no more!!!

My turn to shared in the food services industry

We also managed to provide some much needed belly time to Joseph as we cleaned the house. He has been really active on his belly, building both his upper and lower body strength ... plus he does not seem to mind unless he is hungry or dirty (Kurtis? You around??). Hey, it seems easy to sneak in a nap when one gets tired :)

Sleeping comes after playtime

Though he and his friends also enjoy watching us work around the house from 'the chair' ...

Cuddling with his first ducky (thanks Heidi)

Sharky is snuggles in just perfect

Posted by csb at 12:17 AM


Awww, he's such a cutie! Thanks for sharing these pics. You can see him getting older by the day!

Posted by: Krishen at May 16, 2005 12:41 AM

Great pics - - yourlittle boy looks cute and contented. Congrats to mommy and daddy.
Lucky grampa and uncle curt!!

Posted by: Brenda Hemphill at May 16, 2005 2:10 PM



Sorry about the grilled cheese maker :( really, I am

Posted by: Kurt at May 17, 2005 10:43 PM

No worries. Cam and I had a good laugh about it!
There were many things going on in the house, It is understandable that things would be missed.

Posted by: Melissa at May 18, 2005 1:46 PM

Vacation fun

May 13, 2005

... from Kurtis

Having both Kurtis and Dad in town over the last several days (weeks) has been great. We enjoyed the company and all three of us are sad to see you leave. Dad (Grandpa) left Wednesday while Kurtis is heading out bright and early tomorrow morning. (Coffee is on right?)

Over the last few days the guys got a chance to see the plant and catch a sunset (never missing the ice cream). Kurtis managed a day down in Venice looking for shark teeth, though I think he spent more time playing in the water than actually searching for teeth since he is the only one I know to not find any. And today ... we enjoyed Siesta with sand, sun, and good food.

It has been great having you here, catch you again in July!

The boys...

Joseph enjoyed the visit

Enjoy the snow back at home :)

Posted by csb at 11:44 PM


Ummm hellooo former Canadians, but uh, the snow is like, gone....
although one does expect surprises every now and then, the temp usually sits at a solid, um, 70 (most days, and usually by noon).
O.k., I'm jealous...

Posted by: Brenda Hemphill at May 16, 2005 2:15 PM

Its been one week

May 10, 2005

For the one week old we thought we would do something special ... head to Tampa for his first visit to Dad's favorite theme park :) Truly, we were up there for "my" Dad who wanted to check out some of the new software (Tiger, iLife, iWork).

Joseph was a natural

After a couple purchases we enjoyed dinner and headed home. Turns out iPhoto 5 does not work on my iMac 350 ... oh well. What we have works just fine ... and I will get a new machine one of these days ... start saving for that PowerBook G5 - should have the money by the time it arrives :)

It was a long night...

Posted by csb at 11:51 AM


That's a great photo of you and Joe by the Apple :) Oh man, that sucks about the flat.. glad to hear everyone was okay, but sorry I still have your tools, you could have probably used them.

Re: the G5 PowerBook, I don't know.. this is totally unfounded but I get the feeling we might see it by year's end...

Posted by: Augusta Krishen at May 10, 2005 8:40 PM

Oops ... that should read "Columbus Krishen", not Augusta :)

Posted by: Augusta Krishen at May 10, 2005 8:40 PM

Hmmm, never mind :)

Posted by: Krishen at May 10, 2005 8:41 PM

Is the iMac 350 your only home machine?

Posted by: orque at May 12, 2005 12:23 AM

Sadly, yes. I have a PowerBook I get to use from work ... but the ol' 350 is our family workhorse. Honestly, it does the job just fine ... minus the fact that the newer software is breaching the range of the iMac's powers.

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at May 12, 2005 6:20 PM

Out of this world

May 10, 2005

Since my brother and father are in town I thought it would be a good idea for them to at least see the sights. So on Sunday we headed to the Kennedy Space Center for a little tourist action. This is one of the few times I have managed to catch the shuttle on the pad, we actually were hoping that they would launch early May here ... but that got pushed back to July as they have to take the Shuttle back to the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) for some repairs post last minute 'return to flight' tests. Melissa and I are both hoping that the launch will be late July so that we can catch it, this will be the first launch since the Columbia tragedy in 2003.

Discovery sits on the Pad

On the way home I took them along the scenic route hoping to catch more of the "real" Florida - rather than just the interstate. Along the way we had a whole new adventure.

Cavalier's first blown tire

We had to make a short stop in Arcadia to fix the tire. $85 plus dinner later we were back on the road. This was the first time I have been driving when a tire gives out ... but we were all safe and sound. What a day.

Posted by csb at 10:02 AM


Cameron and Melissa:
Congrats on the new baby! Bummer about the tire. Was Joe with you in the car when the tire BLEW? Yikes. That one hasn't happened to me (yet). VERY glad you're all safe and sound.
Great pics and commentary. I love Joe's comments on getting the learning activites happn'n pronto. Smart kid!
You both look happy and healthy. Enjoy these years 'cuz they buzzz by with amazing speed.
Oh, by the way I highly recommend Dr. Seus; he was a staple at my house for many many years!!
Enjoy your new family life,
Brenda Hemphill

Posted by: Brenda at May 10, 2005 1:00 PM

Just to let everyone know ... Joe and Melissa had Mothers day between Mom and Son. It was just the guys (Kurtis, Dad and myself) out on the day trip.

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at May 10, 2005 1:35 PM

Grandpa comes to visit

May 7, 2005

Sorry Grandma ... I try to get your cuddles in too!

Grandpa Bahan got into town this evening after a trip to Honduras and is enjoying this time with little Joe. It is just a short visit, but we are going to try and get some fun in the sun before he heads home.

Posted by csb at 11:32 AM


What a beautiful picture of Joe. I love the black and white. Oh yeah, you look good too grandpa, holding the cute baby boy. I know how excited Cam and Melissa are that you are here at just the right time. Like the other folks have said, keep loading this blog with photos of the cute one. Sorry Cam that's not you!

Posted by: Amy at May 8, 2005 5:06 PM

Joseph Bahan. Very cute. I have only one question. Center, winger, or defense man?

The black and white photo reveals that he truly has the most important quality from Cam and Melissa--mouth open looking for a coffee!

Probably will have to wait a while for the cup of joe, Joe. Hey that's cool! Joe Joe the coffee man! As far as waiting for the hockey goes, I'm sure that one will be taken care of pretty quickly, knowing Cam. The little man will probably execute a triple deke by 1!

Congrats Dad and Mom Bahan.

Posted by: Erik at May 8, 2005 5:18 PM

1st time out

May 6, 2005

Joseph is an ambitious one. Not content to just sit at home eating and sleeping the days away ... NO! He requested that we initiate the learning activities immediately, so being good parents we had to oblige. So, it was off the the Mote.

And while we came out to see everybody ... it seemed everybody was interested in us, well ... little Joe anyways. The afternoon went quite well, and after a little ice cream on "the circle" we headed home.

Posted by csb at 9:05 PM


What's with all the pictures of sealife. More baby time I tell you, more! (I keep coming back to you site to re-look at Joe's photos) :).

Posted by: orque at May 6, 2005 9:58 PM

That baby carrier looks good on you, Cam! Get used to it. :-D

Posted by: John at May 7, 2005 12:00 AM

What's with this "educational" stuff. We took both kids to WalMart the day they left the hospital.... Gotta teach them right.

Posted by: John at May 7, 2005 12:02 AM

And so it begins...

May 4, 2005

Oh, the places you will go
Today is your day.
Your off to Great Places!
Your off and away
- Dr. Seuss

We made it home today. A new home for some and new life for all. It was so exciting to leave the room and be out on our own, but we will never forget those first few days. Those days of anticipation, excitement, exhilaration, and pride ... they won't be the last but they were the first. Moments to treasure.

So, for a look back we put together a photo gallery!

But for those who would like some prints we have those too ...
Download the pictures, burn them to CD, and take them to a photo store...

Joseph Lorne Bahan
2272 x 1704
1.3 MB

2272 x 1704
1.3 MB

2272 x 1704
1.6 MB

2272 x 1704
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Family Photo
2272 x 1704
1.6 MB
Posted by csb at 11:46 PM


He is soooo beautiful!! And what a great looking family! You are truly blessed with little Joe, life will never be the same, it only gets better!! Remember that during those sleepless teething nights that seem to go on forever; they don't though, they grow up far too fast right before your eyes. Great pictures, Alicia & I view them each night. Good night, hugs & kisses for all!

Posted by: Lynne & Alicia at May 5, 2005 12:40 AM

What a beautiful family! Melissa looks stunning as always. My screen is covered in kisses. I can not wait snuggle little Joseph. Thank you for keeping us updated. It is so wonderful to still feel like we are part of it....even being so far away. Oh I have to go cry now. It's the hormones! Love you all!

Posted by: Theresa at May 5, 2005 3:17 PM

WOW :) :) :) :) :)


You guys must be soooooooooooooooooooo unbelievably happy..


As much as I can offer, you guys all have my best wishes + many hugs!

Posted by: Neil In Victoria at May 6, 2005 2:10 PM

YAHOO! You guys are a gorgeous family. And I would have to agree that Melissa does look stunning in all of those pictures. Including those during and immediately following delivery! I am so excited for you both. I know first hand that you are awesome parents because Madelyn comes home everyday with all sorts of good, silly and fun stories from her day with you two. She has told me after our visit on Monday that she is very excited to spend her days with Joseph too. We can't wait til they are interacting and playing together. I have scrolled through all of the pictures over and over again just smiling and enjoying every moment. Congratulations. Love you guys!

Posted by: Amy at May 6, 2005 3:44 PM


May 3, 2005

First, we want to thank you all. The support from everyone has been great. Amy, Erik, and Madylne showed up yesterday for a full-evening visit ... and while our backs were turned they showered Joe with gifts. And he enjoyed them, Dr. Seuss is a delightful read at 2AM :)

Good morning ... now where is that coffee?

They were joined yesterday by Krishen who stopped by after work. He returned this afternoon with an entire gang from the office (Kai, Yawen, Mark, and Jeff). Darren also stopped by for a visit ... see all the babysitters you have Joe!

Uncle spoils continue

Darren is a natural

Tonight I look forward to a little more sleep with a few less checkups required for baby. Last night he enjoyed, not one but two, blood tests (due to clotting in the first) along with constant check-ins by the nurse. This was compounded by the fact that we both awoke when visited or if Joe was fussy. So ... tonight we look to a little more of shut-eye ... but then again, anything more than 30-45 minute catnaps should be good!

Mommy enjoys some quality cuddle time

Relaxing ... nothing beats skin time

Posted by csb at 11:35 PM


Cam and Melissa...what great pictures of your cutie pie!! It is so cool that we can share this with you. look so comfy with Joe on your tummy!! Enjoy it!!!

Posted by: Jodi at May 3, 2005 11:52 PM

Birthday 0: Joseph Lorne Bahan

May 2, 2005

Time of the water breaking - stage 1

As mentioned previously, the day started at 8AM this morning. The doctor broke Melissa's water and started the snowball rolling downhill. By 10AM she was in early labor and by noon she was starting to get strong and regular contractions. An hour later Kurtis and I broke for a quick lunch expecting a long, grueling afternoon ... but that was not to be. By 1:15PM I did not expect things to last another hour ... and I was right.

Joseph Lorne Bahan was born 7 pounds 14 oz and 20.25 inches at 2:00PM. He and mom are doing great. Melissa went without any drugs, things just went too fast, and was up and moving within an hour of giving birth. This was a completely incredible experience to be a part of. I am still in awe.

Here are some pictures from the day. There will be plenty more in the following days, so stay tuned :)

Posted by csb at 10:51 PM


Holy Crap!! I can't believe it. You guys had a kid. The pictures actually made me a little watery eyed... and no I am not kidding. I can't say congratulations enough. You both are going to be awesome parents!!!! BUT we still need to watch Old School again... I am very happy for you both. Congrats Congrats Congrats!

Posted by: Greg at May 2, 2005 11:28 PM

Hooray! Congratulations!! Thanks for all the pics :D.

Posted by: orque at May 2, 2005 11:45 PM

What a cutie!!! Congratulations to all three of you!!!

Posted by: John at May 2, 2005 11:59 PM

I would just like to add my name to the chorus of WAHOOs! :) Man, it's simply amazing, holding a life so tiny with so much potential... Cam, Melissa, thanks for giving me the chance to be part of your big day. I am confident Joseph will grow up healthy and strong under your care!

Posted by: Krishen at May 3, 2005 12:01 AM

Cam amd Melissa,

Congrats!! He is so cute!! It is great to see that even though you are living in the US, that you still remember where you came the Canucks hat!!!


Posted by: Jodi at May 3, 2005 12:17 AM

Hi kiddies;

Congratulations - what a darling little grandson!
You will notice big lip marks all over my computer! Little Joseph is so sweet and so are his mommie and daddy!Good job Cam & Meliss! and uncle Kurtis!
Can't wait to hold him in my arms and kiss his soft little cheeks!

Love and prayers for all,
Mom & Doug

Posted by: Grandma at May 3, 2005 12:18 AM

Oh my! He is so beautiful. We can not wait to get our hands on little Joseph. Ryan's loves the canucks hat and Ty says *don't worry little buddy, we will get you a REAL teams hat!* Can't wait to you see all of you in the summer. Big hugs to all 3 of you. Way to go Miss!

Posted by: The Eeftens at May 3, 2005 12:23 AM

Congrats Cam & Melissa. I'm so excited for you. I've been keeping an eye on your web all day, waiting for your wonderful news. Melissa you look so wonderful after just having a beautiful baby. Looking forward to seeing more pics.


Posted by: Karin at May 3, 2005 1:22 AM

Congratulations!! you three. He's a keeper! Alicia thinks he's pretty cute too. Can't wait to meet him in the flesh in the summer. Love to all
Sid, Lynne Jeff & Alicia

Posted by: The Saunders at May 3, 2005 1:50 AM

Congratulations, Cam & Melissa. I know Poppa Joe would be very pleased, and who knows...maybe he's smiling now, along with Auntie Lou (she'd be so thrilled!) He's a beautiful baby - you both did a great job.

Posted by: Colleen at May 3, 2005 3:04 AM

Congratulations...I know you guys are going to do great. About the hat though...

Posted by: Jeff at May 3, 2005 8:50 AM

I have never seen a handsome new born baby like Joseph, Melissa really looks great! Cameron, when will you come back office? Another baby cries sometimes :(. Don't worry, we take care of this one :).

Posted by: Kai at May 3, 2005 9:23 AM

Thank you all so much. This is a complete thrill for us, but we could never do it without our friends and family.

Posted by: Cameron Bahan at May 3, 2005 11:13 AM

Heya Cameron,

Congratulations on your new arrival! The pictures are wonderful. If you thought sleeping under the conference room table was bad, you're in for a rough ride :)

Great to hear the birth was quick. Melissa look like they're in great shape.

Posted by: Mike Manzano at May 3, 2005 1:41 PM

You two sure do make a cute baby. I notice by the other comments that I'm not the only one to think so. I copied a lot of the pictures to my desktop so that I can take it and show the kids in my class and the other staff. Day Cares don't tend to have computers and internet access in their playrooms. But----I have a laptop which is easy to transport. I can't wait to be able to hold little Joe. I'm sure I'll never get my fill. Take good care of that very special gift God has given you. Isn't His handiwork amazing! Kurt, be kind to your sister. She feels bad enough that you got to be there for this big event and she didn't. Boo Hoo!
Love you all
The new grandma

Posted by: Grandma Pat at May 5, 2005 12:29 AM

Birth begins

May 2, 2005

At 8:13AM the doctor broke Melissa's water and began us down the final path. We headed into the hospital this morning for a planned "Non-Stress Test" and the doctor decided that it was time to get the ball rolling. Melissa is currently being placed on antibiotics to help protect the baby during birth and then will likely get Pitocin to help initiate the contractions (if they don't start immediately). Kurtis and I have raced home to grab the bags and extras to make life at the hospital a little easier. Oh this should be a fun fun FUN day :)

Baby is fine and mommy is fine ... I am excited .... its time folks!!!!

Posted by csb at 9:12 AM


Cam, Very excited for you. By the time I get back from work today you will be a daddy...crazy!!

Posted by: Jodi at May 2, 2005 10:07 AM

Good Luck! Hope you two are ready!! :-)

Posted by: John at May 2, 2005 11:11 AM

Woo... this is all very exciting :) Hard to believe it's all finally happening :D

Posted by: krishen at May 2, 2005 1:53 PM

congratulations... hope you're ready for the next 20someodd years :D

Posted by: zameer at May 2, 2005 4:08 PM

This is beginning to be a verry long day for you both; when you called this morning it was 6:00 am here! Hope the wee Bahan makes an appearance soon!!
Alicia was quite excited when I told her! Give Melissa a hug and more ice chips... Love ya Lynne :)

Posted by: Lynne at May 2, 2005 8:41 PM

*still drumming fingers and refreshing bahanclan every half hour*...

Posted by: orque at May 2, 2005 9:48 PM


May 1, 2005

My brother, Kurtis, arrived today from Calgary after just completing his latest round of exams ... so he thought he would treat himself to a little Floridian vacation. A good break before entering into another long summer of "scrapping enough money to pay for 3rd year" at U of C. He was also kinda pleased that he is going to be in town for the birth ... which still has yet to occur.

To help on that front, we once again walked down to Starbucks for our evening mocha. Contractions are getting a little stronger - but still not regular and the baby has yet to drop ... so we might still be looking at a couple more days. I must say, I am getting tired of this waiting - every little thing has me worried and anxious, I just want to get on with it!! However, things are all still well and I need to learn some patience ... but keep your fingers crossed anyways :)

Posted by csb at 12:44 AM


Crossed. I was wondering what you were doing up at 2am sending email, but now I know, it's called CAFFEINE :)

Posted by: Krishen at May 1, 2005 3:04 PM

Evening mochas? Fantastic idea!

Posted by: Jonathan Aquino at May 5, 2005 2:00 AM