Happy New Year

Filed under:General — eric @ 4:34 am

Here comes another year, and it looks like this one might be the most event-filled yet. As a brief cryptic comment posted from the cameraphone last week announced, my wife and I are expecting our first child, due in very early August. We’ve been looking for a care provider for us who can help us acheive a natural birth, and we have a promising candidate across the state line in South Carolina. We’d wanted a home birth, but those are illegal in Georgia. There is a network of “underground” midwives in the state, but none were close enough to us to be comfortable accepting us as patients, so we adapted the plan a bit. In South Carolina, midwives are legal and state licensed, so there is no sculking around needed.

I’m really excited, and more so since my fellow former junta leader Jason is going through the same thing, and only a week or two behind.


  1. Congratulations, Eric! How exciting! Good luck with it all and enjoy every minute of it… :)

    Comment by Joel — 1/1/2004 @ 3:37 am

  2. CONGRATULATIONS! I’m really, really happy for you both! :-)

    Comment by Ryan Stough — 1/1/2004 @ 3:52 am


    Comment by crash — 1/2/2004 @ 12:50 pm

  4. Hey Eric, congratulations! What an exciting time for you both! Best wishes for an easy pregnancy.

    Comment by Jocelyn — 1/3/2004 @ 12:37 pm

  5. congrats eric and chris! that is wonderful news- what a delightful christmas present for you and both of your families…my love can’t wait to babysit (so you better make some plans to go out sometimes without the young one).

    Comment by kim — 1/5/2004 @ 11:06 am

  6. Congrats Eric! I am so happy for you both. I can’t wait to see Chris pregnant; she will be the cutest pregnant woman ever! Anyway, what I really stopped in to say was that midwives aren’t illegal in Georgia. I went to a midwife when I was pregnant with Zac and not only was it legal, it was covered by the state’s health insurance. Now, home births are indeed illegal here, but you can have a midwife deliver the baby in a hospital.

    Comment by kacy — 1/5/2004 @ 11:08 am

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