Wednesday, April 29, 2009

7th Heaven

People said we were crazy.

They said it couldn't be done.

They said that our house was too small, that we couldn't afford it, that life was already nuts and that we weren't thinking things through.

Great advice from a business coach and mentor immediately came to mind...

"To be successful, find out what the general population is doing right now AND DO THE OPPOSITE".

OK, so we didn't do it to spite people. And as complete as we were already feeling, we still felt like something was missing. We both wanted to be done by 30, but big deal, we'll be 32 and 31 respectively.

Our family mantra has always been: WE'LL FIND A WAY.

And now, we'll have to find a way to fit another little baby into our hearts, lives and mini-van!

Yes, Rozanne & Chris Lopez are expecting #5....

In November, the Lopez Family 6 will be THE LOPEZ FAMILY 7.

That's right, we're expecting our 5th (and FINAL) installment.

Truthfully , I had a vasectomy booked last summer...3 TIMES! And I'm proud to say that I didn't chicken out at all, for any one of those times...

Booking #1: My Dr. cancels last minute because he has to go to Japan to speak at a Urology conference (they actually have those?).

Booking #2: Rozanne ends up with some crazy skin infection that has her in the hospital for 4 days being pumped full of anti-biotics through IV!

Booking #3: The infamous plumbing fiasco in our basement where we got flooded and needed to call in Butt Crack the plumber himself to tear up our basement and reinforce the sewage pipes. Lovely.

So this time around, I'm definitely getting snipped...and have absolutely no issues about it at all!

I'll book it for some time late this summer when the schedules start to die down and I can afford to take a weekend off work and full week off training.

It might make for an interesting/funny video series..."The FitAndBusy-BlankShooting-Dad" or something like that.

Truthfully, after the initial SHOCK of it all, we're really quite excited. Frankie is busy thinking up names for the new addition...I think her last suggestion was "Rainbow Cupboard Espresso Machine Lopez"...I think we'll have to sit on that one for a bit.

Happy Times.

the FitAndBusyDad

P.S. Maybe it'll even be a boy.


fireballs said...

Good luck, and congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Chris! congratulations!!!

Sean Barker said...

Congrats Chris!

I guess you will have to change your name to the Fit and Busier Dad! lol

Keep up the great work on...and off-line ;-)

Wishing you and your family health and happiness.

Sean Barker

FitAndBusyDad said...

@fireballs - thank you sir! life's about to get a little interesting!

@joanne-k - thanks, cuz. it's time for you to catch-up!

@SeanBarker - thanks for the sentiment, partner. you and I definitely need to do something together soon.

Anonymous said...


Wishing you and your family all the best!

Sincere said...

Congratulations Chris! I'm guessing you will change your name to "Fit & ....Well, do you really have to ask?" Dad :- )

Jason said...

Damn! I don't even have one yet and just the thought of that scares me. Good luck and congrats.

Jason Ferruggia

Jill said...

Congratulations to the Lopez family!!! Great news :)

FitAndBusyDad said...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. It's great to know that we've got such amazing friends out there who have our backs!

I'll keep everyone updated on how things are going.


MikeG said...

Congrats! You can start the Fit and Busy Dad basketball team now!

carlo said...

Good luck, and congratulations!
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