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Baby Dietz: Coming November 4th

Looks Like a Baby in Jeff's BellyNow 14 weeks along and in the nasty throws of morning sickness, we are pleased to announce the Dietz family is expanding. Sorry to say, Ashley is not the one pregnant.

February 26th. Here we were, Ash and I enjoying a beautiful sunset on the Thailand island of Koh Samui 27 years to the day Ashley came screaming into the world. Jeff (my brother) and Kim (Jeff’s wife of 2 years) insisted we call them to celebrate the occasion. What a gift they had up their sleeves!

Parents To Be Current Dietz Family PC Shirt

It was Kimmy on the telephone, “Well Greg, you are going to be an Uncle, so you two better get back.” At that point, both couples began to cry salty tears of joy. Ashley and I shared looks of amazement as the parents to be provided some background and were cautiously optimistic about the pregnancy. It was a feeling one doesn’t get every day, a feeling of pure joy. Not alcohol induced, not adrenaline, or the Reds winning the 2010 World Series. Just pure joy in knowing two people we love dearly will be welcoming a little American devil this Autumn. I for one can keep a secret quite well. Ash on the other hand, questionable. Thus, she learned to accept the odd looks from Thais, Khmers, Vietnamese, Lao People, and Japanese as they gawked at the sock gagging her mouth. We didn’t resort to those lengths, but we did confide the exciting secret to trustworthy travelers we met. It just felt good to tell people the fantastic news, even if their English vocabulary consisted of ‘McDonald’s’ and ‘George Bush.’

Our ParentsWhile the news of Jeff and Kim’s first child elated us, the excitement is bittersweet. The world road offers tremendous experiences, yet we find ourselves lusting for personal contact with friends and family. Had we been in America, surely Jeff and Kim would have broke the news in some creative fashion. I could not share that moment with my best friend, Jeff, in the flesh nor hug Kim until it hurt her miniature frame. There is no rerun of seeing the joy in my parents’ (Sue and Herb) eyes when they learned of their elite grandparent status. Prior to departing for our RTW adventure, the Dietz’s accompanied the Miller’s to the British Virgin Islands where our families instantly became fused. Ash was not able to speed dial her parents in Kansas and pass along the joyous information. I remember when my good buddy, Rob, first learned he was to become an Uncle when his lovely sister Stephanie was expecting. The look of pride in his eyes was unforgettable. Being half a world away make these types of moments impossible.

BVI Trip Just Imagine This Picture with a Baby Involved Clearly They Got A Room

Being so far away has not cramped our creativity for potential names. Ash claims she needs to feel Kim’s belly to decipher the gender. I am BOY all the way. So we have come up with three suggestions for either sex. Feel free to comment below if you like a particular name or have a suggestion for Jeff and Kim:

Boy Names:

1) Aloysius – Joe Gordon, a fellow Hoosier, always loved this name and for some odd reason it has stuck with me. Send the boy to Indiana for a proper business education and a 6th NCAA title.

2) Markbert – A combination of Herb (Jeff’s Dad) and Mark (Kim’s Dad). Sounds odd at first, but after repeating 37 times, it develops a nice ring.

3) Dietz – This idea involves a trip to the Court House. Replace the baby’s last name with ‘Roboto’ and move the former surname to the first name. Hence, the baby will be affectionately known by the underrated Styx song, “Mr. Roboto.”

Girl Names:

1) Aroldis – this Cuban name is ahead of its time in Cincinnati. The left-hander will ultimately lead the Reds to multiple World Series. A stretch as a girls name? Not in 2016. Trust me.

2) Martha – What better name than the first First Lady’s?

3) BP – After the Gulf of Mexico disaster, British Petroleum is in dire need of positive press. Imagine the headlines: BP pays for baby girl’s naming rights. OK, scratch this one.

Ash and I could not be more excited for Jeff, Kim, and Little Dietz. And we cannot wait to join in the family celebrations upon returning home. We pray for a happy and healthy mother and child.

- Greg and Ashley

  • Kim Dietz

    ahh you just made me cry! SO sweet! Baby Dietz already loves his Uncle Greg and Aunt Ashley!

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  • fofs

    Kim – Sounds like you are convinced that Little Dietz is a boy, based on your “his” reference. Markbert it is!

    Love,
    Ash and Greg

  • jefedieze10

    This picture clearly doesn't dipict my masculinity and sculptured torso. I may have had multiple beers, pain killers, and meals leading up this picture. It's hard to exercise on a boat. Either way, I am meeting with Dr. Oz and will soon have the lap band surgery.

  • fofs

    Jefe – Ahhh, the Soggy Dollar's famous Pain Killer. How we miss those!

    I tried to edit the first photo and include a caption over your famished stomach that suggested Little Dietz was growing there. Alas, my command of Windows Paint proved insufficient.

    - Greg

  • jefedieze10

    This picture clearly doesn't dipict my masculinity and sculptured torso. I may have had multiple beers, pain killers, and meals leading up this picture. It's hard to exercise on a boat. Either way, I am meeting with Dr. Oz and will soon have the lap band surgery.

  • fofs

    Jefe – Ahhh, the Soggy Dollar's famous Pain Killer. How we miss those!

    I tried to edit the first photo and include a caption over your famished stomach that suggested Little Dietz was growing there. Alas, my command of Windows Paint proved insufficient.

    - Greg

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