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The Chenbot is pregnant!

OK, I know this is kind of day old news, but Christine and I were thrilled to learn that our favorite reality show host of all time (sorry, Heidi) is pregnant. That’s right, amigos, Julie “Chenbot” Chen is with child! Yay!

Her amazingly-lifelike eyes aglow, the Chenbot announced the big news last week during her regular gig on The Early Show and said that even though she is due on October 4th, she will not miss a single episode of the upcoming season of “Big Brother”. Hooray! I mean, hello, “Big Brother” without the Chenbot is kinda like cake without frosting…it’s just not the same.

The Chenbot is with child!

So, congrats to Chen and her husband, CBS cheiftan Les Moonves, on their pregnancy. And when can we pencil little Chenbot Jr. in for a play date with Greta and Petal Blossom Oliver? Those three would have a blast together. Um, provided little Chenbot has baby-safe wiring of course…

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Greta’s first free food @ Denny’s…

Technically, this momentous “first” took place the week before Easter, but seeing as we’ve had more than a few sleepless nights recently, I’m only just now getting around to blogging about it…sorry! In any case, Greta’s first free food at Denny’s was pretty amazing.

Greta @ Denny's #1

Of course, she didn’t actually eat anything on the menu. But Christine, myself and our friends Mike and Patty sure did and it was great. And better yet, we practically had the whole place to ourselves!

I don’t know if it was the fact that the last ad was hyped so heavily during the Super Bowl or what, but the lines weren’t nearly as long as the last time we schlepped to Denny’s for free grub. Which was fine by us, since this time we came with a stroller!

And though I’m still partial to the Lumberjack Slam or those totally badass Nachos with the fake cheese sauce, I gotta tell you the free Grand Slamwich Christine ordered — I ordered the traditional Grand Slam, which you had to purchase to get the sandwich free — was pretty tasty.

Greta @ Denny's #2

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Basically a sandwich version of the Grand Slam, the Grand Slamwich consists of two scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, shaved ham, mayo and American cheese grilled on potato bread with a maple spice spread. I know, sounds like I’m describing heaven, right? Well, it was pretty close, amigos.

Christine found the flavor combo a bit overwhelming, but the couple of bites I had of that larger-than-life concoction were pretty incredible. It’s no Southern Style Chicken Breakfast Bisquit, but it was definitely worth trying at least once.

And though she didn’t eat there, Greta actually woke up and demanded to be taken out of her carseat/stroller for the first time in her short life. Seriously, she has slept soundly at every restaurant we have taken to her so far, but for some reason, she woke up at Denny’s!

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Greta @ Denny's #5

I don’t know it’s coded in her DNA or what, but I like to think my girl just knew somehow that this magical place with the red and yellow decor and 24-hour service with a smile was truly something worth waking up for.

Yep, guess that apple didn’t fall very far at all…welcome to the great, wide-world of Denny’s, baby!

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It’s another Oliver girl!

Just a couple of days after cooking for the G20 big wigs, chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools welcomed their third baby, Petal Blossom Rainbow, into the world last week. Yep, another little girl with a crazy-cute name — Jamie’s other girls are named Poppy Honey and Daisy Boo — joins the Oliver brood. Hooray!

According to People.com, Petal was born on April 3rd at 2:46AM and weighed in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Ha! That’s nothing, Greta beat that weight by almost a whole pound! Seriously though, Christine and I were thrilled to hear the good news and wish nothing but the best for Jamie and his family.

Greta cheering for Petal!

As you can see from the pic above, Greta was pretty stoked too, so, I’m guessing we’re gonna have to arrange a Greta-Petal play date sometime real soon…

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Greta’s Evite page goes live!

OK, I know you’re probably all sick of the baby-centric posts of late, but had to let you know that the Evite image of Greta that my brother Ryan shot a couple of weeks back is now officially live. So, if you’re planning a baby shower, or know anyone who’s planning a baby shower, spread the word, amigos!

To see Greta’s Evite page larger, in all its crazy-cute glory, click here. And thanks again to Ryan for the pic. You seriously rock, hermano!

Greta's Evite page goes live!

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Greta’s first photoshoot

Sorry for being away for so long, but rearing a newborn baby is hard, yo. Sure, she’s cute and cuddly and smells all new and yummy and everything, but wow, I’ve never been so flipping tired in my life. Seriously, this makes 12-14 hour days on a movie set look positively restful!

Greta's first photoshoot #1

So when my brother Ryan called last week and said he wanted to come over and take some professional pics of Greta to use as possible baby shower invites for his ongoing gig at Evite, Christine and I pretty much melted on the spot. Not because the pictures would be cool to have — which they so are! — but mostly because it meant Ryan would be taking the wee one off our hands so we could, you guessed it, sleep. Yay!

As you can see, the pictures turned out great, and just like everyone else in this family, Greta is a total hambone in front of a camera. No crying, no screaming, just straight-up vamping all the way. Seriously, if Ryan had a wind machine, she’d probably stand up and start vogueing. It was insane…

And best of all, Evite actually bought one of Ryan’s Greta pics to use on their site! Cool, huh? I don’t mean to sound like a total stage parent or anything, but our cute-ass daughter is going places, baby! I’m thinking she might score her first magazine cover by the end of the month…

To see the pic Evite bought, click here, and in the meantime, enjoy the glory that is Greta’s first photoshoot!

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Happy Birthday Greta Bronwyn!

Yep, it’s official, Christine and I became parents yesterday afternoon at 2:14PM with the birth of our sweet little baby girl, Greta Bronwyn. Yay!

Our due date was Sunday, the 8th, and we had already made plans with our doctor to have labor induced on Monday night at 7:30PM, giving us one more full day to prepare for her arrival, but I guess Greta had other plans!

Greta and her mommy!

Christine’s water broke at 4:15AM and despite running around like a bunch of lunatics right after it happened — yes, amigos, some things really are like the movies! — Christine, her mom, Marge, and I managed to be at the hospital and in a labor and delivery room with our official paparazzi team, Ryan and Laura, in tow well before 5:00AM. Impressive, huh?

And though we filled that room to capacity with our team of still and video cameras, iPods and laptops, I gotta say, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. So, thanks guys for helping cheer Christine on throughout the day. You guys rocked!

As you can imagine, we have hundreds of pics and videos of everything that went down yesterday afternoon, but for now, wanted to share my favorite pic with y’all. This was taken just a couple minutes after Greta was born at 2:14PM. She weighed 7.6 pounds and measured 20 1/4 inches long at birth, and we’re already completely in love with her…so, happy birthday Greta!

Oh, and you know what’s even cooler? March 9th is Barbie’s birthday as well. Hooray! All those crazy “X-Files” , “Elvis” and “Harley Davidson” Barbies in Greta’s bedroom will finally pay off!

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It’s gonna be a girl!

Christine and I went in for our 21 week ultrasound today and were delighted to learn that we are expecting a little girl. Yay! As you can imagine, we are both pretty stoked, especially since we share a fondness for all things Barbie and Hello Kitty…and who better to pass that giddy fondness on to than a little tiny version of us, right?

Of course, we would have been just as happy with a boy, but as I have gathered from the enthusiasm from our families, a little girl offers them much cooler stuff to shop for. And speaking of, we made our first parental purchase today in the form of the super cute Baby Gap onesie shown below.

Yep, we went right from the doctor’s office to the mall. Crazy, huh? But, wow, how fun to buy little tiny clothes for your own baby! And to do it all at the store — not literally the same store, but the same chain, Gap Kids — where Christine and I met back in 1990, well, talk about coming full circle. Whoa…

So, while I must admit I was a tad disappointed at not being able to score the more boyish “Star Wars” and “Superman” onesies for our little one, I think once I get my hands on a girly Princess Leia or Queen Amidala onesie, all will be right with the world!

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