A List Maker's Life: This Dad

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This Dad

In the last 15 weeks this dad has taken on a whole slew of new responsibilities. 
~In addition to kitchen clean up and dish duty, he has learned to fend for himself on the days there isn't much on the table. 
~He has taken on our laundry pile as we continue our 3 loads a day habit.
~He happily entertains the kids while I entertain a 7 o' clock bedtime.
~He incorporated grocery shopping into his weekend routine.
~He has changed his shampoo, soap, shaving cream, and deodorant scents several times in an attempt to please.
~He puts up with our new two hour afternoon nap routine without asking "What'd you do all day?"
~He tackled the windows, walls, tub, toilet, and floors with gusto just in time for the Spring sunshine.

All this while experiencing some sympathy symptoms of his own.

While keeping a secret (which has never been his strength) until we were ready to share it with you.
Share what, you ask?

...this dad will forever more be the father to 4!

And so, this dad deserves the happiest birthday of all. 
Happy Birthday Kevin!
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Disclosure: For those who thought we were holding out on you with the etsy unveling, this is probably even more shocking.  Sorry.  We just like to wait freakishly long to share new baby news.  In addition, in danger of sounding spoiled and lazy, I will clarify that as I've slowly started to feel better the daddy-dos have been incorporated back in my lists.  Despite the uncomfortable symptoms mentioned in this post, we are thrilled and anxious to welcome our new arrival in early October!


  1. I would like to go on record saying that I knew this time! I was just waiting for you guys to share. Congratulations--SO excited for you!! xoxoxo

  2. Ditto, Annie!

    Congratulations again, loved ones!


    Happy, happy birthday, Kevin!


    Mom and Dad

  3. Much love to you all! Surprises abound in the Meyering household! :)

  4. wow! Congrats to you guys! What big news! :-)

  5. So very, very happy for you!

  6. I am so excited for you! I kinda had a feeling with the lack of posts and little hints! Let me know if you need an hand when the new little one comes!

  7. Congratulations!!!!! I'm so happy for you! What wonderful news.

    xo elizabeth

  8. CONGRATS!!!

    I am so happy for you!! What fun you will have! Hears to a happy healthy baby!

  9. I'm so excited for you guys! Congratulations. Hope you are feeling better and let me know if you need any help with the kiddos so you can take a nap or something! :) Happy Birthday to Kevin.

  10. How very wonderful! :-) So so happy for you. :-)

  11. Happy Birthday to your awesome hubbs!!! And a big YIPPY to you both on the new baby:O)
    This is the best news:O)
    Praying for you, and this little blessing:O) I hope you feel better soon!!!!!

  12. I totally understand holding out... I'm the wait until the 2nd trimester to announce type of person, too. I'm so happy for you!

  13. Happy 32, Kevin! Hope you have a great day.

  14. Congratulations, Katie! I have to admit that I had no clue what the "secret" was with the basket until I looked at the comments!

  15. Congrats Katie :) I'm so happy for you!! You're such a wonderful mommy..your little ones are blessed! Enjoy and relax!! Make sure to post some pic's of that cute baby bump :)

  16. You know, the other day I remember reading something on your blog and thinking you might be pregnant, but I didn't see mention of it.


  17. I was waiting and knew it was a matter of time! Congrats! Happy Birthday Kevin!

  18. Congratulations to the both of you and Happy Birthday Kevin!

  19. Yeah! That's fantastic, congratulations to you and your family!

  20. Oh WOW, WOW, WOW!!! And you didn't mention a thing on twitter earlier! Guess you can tell when I finally get around to reading blogs! Congrats I am so so happy for you! You must be part super woman for all the balls you keep juggling and in the air!

  21. Great news! Congratulations to all of you!


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