Luther Baby

Travis & Sommer Luther's blog about their children!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Luther Baby Says Ritter

In a recent interview, Luther Baby was quoted to say he “unequivocally” supports Bill Ritter in the 2006 race for Colorado governor. Of his reasons for Ritter support, Luther Baby sights most importantly Ritter’s tough stance on diaper rash and securing the diaper border. In a 2002 statement to the Denver Post, Ritter said “leakage of the diaper border is the most important issue of the new millennium. It’s a two way street, bad poo gets in, bad poo gets out,” to which Luther Baby has replied “I can respect that.”

The financial windfall for Ritter’s campaign stemming from Luther Baby’s support is expected to be “in the millions” one source has said. “Luther Baby’s fan base is huge,” says Luther Baby’s publicist Joanne Stetzman. “We’re seeing Luther Baby fan clubs popping up in Indonesia, Europe and in the Canadian Rockies. Those fans in Canada have money and everyone knows their political interests in this election run deep.”

Canadian Chancellor Franse De’Portiet said last week that when Canadians come together you can expect the results to be impressive, sighting the Canadian contribution to the Great Wall of China. “It’s huge! You can see that thing from space,” excitedly stated Mr. De’Portiet.

Friday, October 27, 2006

More "Ask Dr. Gil"

Dear Dr. Gil,

I'm allergic to almost everything. What can I expect to happen to my baby boy in the allergy department?


Dear MChagolla,

Don’t worry my friend! There’s a 2001 documentary you should watch about Jake Gyllenhaal (one of the stars of Brokeback Mountain). It’s called Bubble Boy. It’s about Jake's life as a young man and his “Life Journey” living with an immune disorder. After you watch the documentary you should have some ideas of what to expect for your son. You'll also be excited to know he can live a pretty normal life and even get nominated for an Academy Award some day! Good luck to you and keep us posted!

Dr. Gil

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Happy Birthday!

It's Uncle Tommy Stephens the Third's birthday today!!!!!! aka tstephens3 in the blogosphere.
Happy birthday Tommy! I paid your mom to do the spankings since I can't be there. Watch her back hand...OUCH!!!!!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

And the winner is........

Jen Rotert with the only guess for a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Jen! Your prize is on its way!!!! The size was 8.07 inches or 20.25cm. That's a big ass baby!!! But the deal is that they think we may be a week off so I am going to go ahead and update the calendar to reflect a due date of March 3rd, 2007!

Congrats again Jen! Everyone else will have to wait 7 days to hear the name!!!!

Pictures and video from today coming soon!!!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Official Luther Baby Sex/Size Pool

This Friday (Oct. 20th) is the day we find out the Luther baby's sex. Are you ready to place your bets? $5 per pick to choose the sex. Limit one bet per better. There is also a bet on the size of the Luther Baby. The national average for a 20 week old fetus is 6.46 inches from the top of the head to the base of the butt. The entire fetal length average for a 20 week old fetus is 10.08 inches. For our friends overseas, use this link to convert inches to centimeters. We are only betting on the "Crown to Base" measurements found in this chart.

Here is some help for you mathematicians: At 8 weeks the Luther baby was measured at 1.85cm. The average for 8 weeks is 1.6cm.

The Rules:
There is a $5 per quess charge for the size guesses. All money collected is going towards the purchase of a video camera that we will be using for the recording and the posting the video of the actual ultra sound as well as future postings that will include Luther family video.
Guesses should be posted as a reply to this posting. You can have multiple guesses but each guess must be an individual posting, no posting ranges all at once! Guesses will be recorded on a first come first serve basis based on the time recorded by this blog. You need to pay attention to everyone elses guesses so that you dont choose one already taken. Guesses should reflect two (2) decimal points, for example 6.48 and 6.49 are separate guesses. A guess of 6.8 will be recorded as 6.80.

The Grand Prize:
The winner of the pool is that individual that guesses the sex AND size correctly or gets the closest. The winner of the contest will be told the name(s) of the baby on Oct. 20th. The winner's name will be announced on Oct. 20th via the blog. Everyone else will have to wait until Oct. 27th to find out the name(s) Travis and Sommer have choosen. However, the person awarded the information can make whatever arrangements they want to on the blog to sell or barter the name information. They can also leave hints on the blog if they choose to. Basically, the winner of the contest can do whatever they want to do for seven days to torture everyone else, until their seven days runs out - then we will announce the name(s) officially.

So get betting!! All charges will be reflected in an invoice mailed to you when the contest is over. If you don't pay up those 3 dudes in the golf picture will be paying you a visit!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Ask Dr. Gil

Dear Dr. Gil,

There is a question that is continuing to become more urgent. This pertains to the child... it seems to me there is overwhelming empirical evidence suggesting an influence of a child's name and their particular fates or eventual personality characteristics.

There may be a common characteristic among all of the Denise's, or a Brenda's. I once knew a Lucy who was so exquisitely beautiful that forever I will have an irrational fondness for any girl with that name. Now we all know there is no real connection between all of the Lucys and natural, youthful beauty - but could all of the Ebenezers truly be scrooges?


Dear tdstephens3,

You are dead on, and I'm glad someone has raised this question. There are INDEED names that carry with them punishments and negative consequences. Anyone who has ever seen The Breakfast Club knows that the Character "Bender," though fictional, lays some powerful truths on all of us. Listen here...

Here's something interesting about names, and something I've been following closely - isn't it a little weird that Jerry Seinfeld "just happened" to land the leading role in a TV show called Seinfeld? AND - his friend Drew Carey, with seemingly NO audition (ya, they did audition a couple guys, but who were they kidding) got the leading role in a TV show called The Drew Carey Show? Naturally this would lead one to believe that names like Seinfeld and Carey are names you can associate with success and a hard, determined work ethic. But my gut tells me this was a set-up all along and that somebody close to the actors was slipping a few bucks to the executive producers to get their clients those roles.

BUT, there are some names that are SOOO closely associated with success that they definitely should get ample consideration. Bush, is a great example. There are a ton of successful and loved Bush's. Let's see.....there's the Bush's that make those baked beans and have that silly dog that's always saying he's gonna sell the family recipe. What a NUT!!!! Wouldn't you want someone that silly in your family?? And then there's Adolphus Busch who made Budwiser beer. Another Nut!! What a great guy!!! A lot of people don't know this, but Adolphus was also in the Baseball Stadium building business and built with his bare hands (as I understand it), Busch Stadium, where the St. Louis Cardinals play. Let's see....there's gotta be some other good Bush's out there....hmmmm....actually no. I guess that's it. But as you can see - the name Bush at least has some potential, if only limited.

One thing I'm sure of though is that you DON'T want a name that starts with P! Like P P Head or P P Pants or anything along those lines. I was walking by this daycare playground on my way to Bingo and I heard all these kids "Hey, P P Pants" and "What's up P P Head," and I was like "Dang, I thought the in names were like Kaden and Cadence and stuff." Well, I guess it goes to show, the times they are a changin'. But those kids are gonna be MESSED UP, and I don't want to have to be the doctor that fixes them. No way.

Well, I hope that clarifies some things for you tstephens3.

Dr. Gil