SonogramI have pretty big news that I am finally able to share with you all. I am pregnant. Well, I’m technically not pregnant, but my wife is, so we are pregnant. This would be my first child and I am incredibly excited.

Not sure if you Twitter followers remember, but back on September 4th I twittered “OMG!” at 10:48 AM (EST). That is when I first found out. Then to be safe, we did another test at 6:08 PM, where I said “OMG!” again. Yes, it was positive again. Then the following morning, we tried one more time on September 5th at 2:27 AM (that seems way too early, I think it was later) and yes, it was “OMG!” positive! The final “OMG!” was when we got the confirmation from the Doctor at 11:18 AM that we were indeed pregnant!

So now, it is five months later and thank G-d, every thing looks to be healthy. We went for the hour long sonogram today and we saw the whole body including nose, eyes, head, ears, legs, fingers, toes, heart, belly, etc etc. It was a very rememberable experience.

In summary, we’re pregnant. πŸ™‚

FYI, the picture above is a random picture from Flickr that came up for the keyword search “sonogram.”

Update: Here are many of the Twitter responses to this post. To see them, click here and a new window will open with them.

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  1. Rick

    Congratulations Barry! That’s great news! I have two, so I know that kids will change your life for the better (and you’ll get far less sleep). I wish you and your wife an easy pregnancy!

  2. Marty

    B’sha’ah tova! May the New Year bring your growing family health, joy, peace and happiness Barry. Thanks for all you give to this community.

  3. Todd Mintz

    I’m glad I saw the smiley face after “we’re pregnant” :.) Congrats! I’m sure you’ll be the first guy to twitter & change a diaper at the same time :.)

  4. Joanna Lord

    I remember those OMG’s πŸ˜‰ That is fantastic news. Congrats to you and your wife… I look forward to the 2 am baby feeding tweets πŸ™‚

  5. Kim Krause Berg

    I remember at least one of those “OMG”‘s, LOL. I had responded with “WHAT!” or something…and you never replied. Now I know you were in shock.

    SO excited for you both. This is awesome news. You two will be fantastic parents πŸ™‚

  6. Michael VanDeMar

    Woot! Good job bro. πŸ˜€

    Now, remember, don’t tell anyone the name until you’ve secured the baby’s domain name. You don’t want anyone encroaching on the kid’s personal branding. πŸ˜›

  7. Anna

    Congratulations Barry! When are you going to start a Twitter acct for the baby? “I kicked mommy”…. haha πŸ˜‰

  8. Barry Schwartz

    Thanks everyone!

    >> Now, remember, don’t tell anyone the name until you’ve secured the baby’s domain name

    LOL, so true, so true!

    >>> OMG!
    Kim, I had a feeling you would remember that. Thanks Joanna!

    Thanks everyone!

  9. Charlotte

    Wow. Congratulations, Barry! What incredibly wonderful news. Enjoy the quiet time with your wife NOW, because soon you will go into the hospital as two people and emerge with a third, that – strangely, scarily and awesomely – completes you as a family. Happy family adventures!

  10. Matt McGee

    Congrats to you and your wife, Barry! Being a dad is the greatest thing in the world. You’ll love it. πŸ™‚

  11. siborg

    you say YOU are not pregnant then how do you explain the 50 pounds you’ve put on the past few months? sympathy pounds????

  12. BarbaraKB

    Congrats! So, when is *real* baby pic showing up on Flickr? Even more burning question: is there going to be a “Cartoon Baby Blog?” (URL not taken yet) Just wondering… πŸ˜‰

  13. Adam Snider

    Congrats, Barry! Though I don’t know you personally, I’m sure you’ll be a wonderful father, just by some of the things you’ve written on here in the past.

  14. Eric Haber

    B”H Barry, thats great news. Just to add on to what Charlotte said. I remember leaving the hospital with our first child and wondering why the hospital was letting use leave with this beautiful baby girl. Shouldn’t we have to take a test or something! Are you sure we’re qualified, hello!

    The good news, it quickly passes and what you’re left with is a love so powerful it will take your breath away. Enjoy every moment.

  15. Olivier

    Hi Barry,

    That’s awesome news! Now all you have to start running some keyword research on what name would monetize best and you’re set!

    Χ‘Χ©Χ’Χ” Χ˜Χ•Χ‘Χ”


  16. baby

    CONGRATS we are so happy for you guys

    and barry if u ask the wife she may say that u are carrying a baby too or twins LOL


    congrats we are so happy

  17. Mike Wilton

    Congratulations to you and your wife! My wife and I had our first just over a year ago and wound up with twins. Babies are a handful, but they’re totally worth it. Again, congrats!

  18. Xurxo Vidal

    Congrats Barry! All the best to you, your wife, and the latest addition to the family!

    Word to the wise – get in as much sleep now as you can!

  19. Eli

    B’Sha’ah Tova!

    I’m also working on one (#2). Well, more my wife, but I do what I can…

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