Wednesday, March 05, 2008

#4...

will be making his or her appearance in the Ramsey household sometime in late september or early october this fall. Shannon wrote that if Favre retiring didn't get me to blog again, nothing would. and i thought i can't blog about brett favre but not about having another kid...

so, as if everyone doesn't already know this, we found out a few weeks ago that we are having another kid. a last kid. we debated having #4 and came up with some good reasons to have another go at it (we really like the first three, it'll be fun for abigail to have a baby around the house, many years from now it'll be fun to get together with this family, it increases the odds one will strike it rich and take care of us in our retirement, etc.), we couldn't think of a reason not to that didn't relate to money or our convenience. those didn't seem to outweigh the reasons to have a kid... until we found out we're having one. now i'm freaking out just a little about the money and convenience stuff. i'll be over it by fall...

and, as if everyone doesn't also know this, brett favre is retiring. thanks for your condolences. i was pretty sure he was coming back until that devastating loss to the giants. everything went their way this year, they played a horrible game and still only lost in overtime. the odds of that repeating itself next year seems slim, and even as a fan it's hard to get yourself excited about next season because of it. i get why he's walking away now...

favre said he's tired. tired up the public exposure. tired of studying each week to be ready for sunday. tired of feeling like he has to outdo his performance from the last week. i realized that i pretty much feel the same way about my job, so i'm announcing my retirement from visio dei and freeing up some room in the salary cap...

anyways, i'll miss watching him play. he was maddening at times, and i won't miss the bonehead interceptions that characterized the last few years, but he was really fun to watch, and easy to admire. this article, from a few days before his retirement announcement, does a good job of describing what i'll miss. he's a bit of an everyman, just seems like a normal guy that you'd love to hang out with. i feel a little bit like i felt the last time i broke up with a girl. you know it has to happen and it's for the best (in the long run), but you wonder when a relationship like it will come around again. in this case, i'm guessing there'll never be a player i enjoy watching and admire as much as favre.

unless michael's prediction comes true. last night i broke the news to the boys that favre decided he didn't want to play football anymore. michael said, 'maybe i should play football.' and then when i told him to tell jason who green bay's next quarterback was going to be, he said, 'i am'. nice. actually, the thing that upsets me the most about all this is that i bought the boys new favre jerseys at the end of last season, thinking they could where them for at least one more. i wonder if he'd give me a refund...

12 Comments:

At March 05, 2008 10:45 AM, Blogger Sam Ed. said...

For the record, Farve got four paragraphs to the baby's two. Interesting, very interesting...

And, the jerseys are now "vintage"...so in right now!

 
At March 05, 2008 11:57 AM, Blogger Shannon Smith said...

Great post.

You said "it'll be fun for Abigail to have a baby around the house". Well, what happens when #4, i.e. Shannon, wants to have a baby around the house?

I really think you should give some thought to naming your kid Shannon. It's a great name. It works for both girls and guys. Well, sort of for guys.

 
At March 05, 2008 1:10 PM, Blogger jeff said...

sam, favre's had a longer career... much more to write about.

shannon, we'll keep it on the short list. #4's out of luck.

 
At March 05, 2008 2:42 PM, Anonymous davo said...

What beautiful symmetry who have going here in this post, a credit to your impeccable timing I suppose...or your procrastination, either one.

Regardless, my congratulations and condolences to you.

 
At March 05, 2008 10:02 PM, Blogger Bernie said...

Congrats!

 
At March 05, 2008 10:29 PM, Blogger Jeramie Mullis said...

welcome back, Jeff. I must say that I was very impressed with the misleading title on this post.

very clever.

and congratulations!

 
At March 09, 2008 9:59 PM, Blogger leish77 said...

Congratulations!!!

 
At March 16, 2008 9:21 PM, OpenID brixius said...

It doesn't sound like you need any more reasons to have expanded the brood, but my mom always said that she and my dad wanted either two kids or four kids so that there would be no single middle child (a position my dad had to suffer). Wish you the best!

 
At March 19, 2008 1:53 PM, Blogger Gilbert George said...

Forget Farve!! Number 4???

I thought you.....did you consider your ......did bj say....LOTS of QUESTIONS

....never mind...I will keep quiet.

Well, congrats to you both!!
We are happy for you.

Its a miracle!!

Cheers mate!!

 
At March 25, 2008 12:45 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Wow, Jeff. Four seems like a whole lot of kids. I'll have to get started fast to catch up.

 
At April 11, 2008 10:33 PM, Blogger Kylah Jean said...

sad when this is the source of me finding out info from raleigh these days and it only took a month for me to read it!

But anyway, I still wanted to say congrats!!!!!!!!


...and I shall be very excited to see #4 during one of my visits...

I know this is where you insert the just move back down here...

Hope all is well!!!

~Kylah

 
At June 11, 2008 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats about #4, missing any new updates . . .

 

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