On The Way.

It’s almost time! It’s almost time! MrZ asked if I was excited and I said, “More nervous than excited. ‘Cause since I’m going under the knife the FEAR is a bit overwhelming.” That is a mild understatement. I’m suddenly TERRIFIED. Seriously. Terrified.

But – that’s beside the point. By the end of the day, barring any bizarre and unforeseen circumstances, AndyZ will be here. Woo Hoo!

I’m scheduled to be sliced and diced at 12 noon CST. Of course they’ll push us back for any emergency surgeries, but I’m on the books for noon.

Once we get to the hospital, I’m guessing the easiest way I’ll have to update is through twitter, so feel free to follow me there. I’ll be using my cell to text, and it doesn’t receive the responses, so don’t think I’m ignoring you if you ask a question I don’t answer. Remember also – that the bottom of my blog has the most recent flickr photos from MrZ and LilZ. They may be able to send pictures to flickr sooner than I can. Otherwise? I’ll blog as soon as I get settled into a room and can move enough to get to the laptop. In other words? Some time this evening. I can’t wait to show you pictures of our new little man and I can’t tell you how uplifting it is knowing there are so many of you as excited as we are.

Wish us luck, I’ll see you on the flip side. Let’s hope for some awesome Morphine-Inspired blog entries!

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121 Responses

  1. Amy says:

    Whoo Hoo! Good luck and congratulations!

  2. Christina says:

    Luck Zoot! Tons of Luck.

  3. vanna says:

    keep yer eye on the prize!! have a *great* day!!

  4. jessica says:

    YAY! GOOD LUCK! I’m all goose-bumpy reading this!!!!!!

  5. ladybug says:

    Babies are such blessings! Good luck!

  6. Bev says:

    Good luck! Can’t wait to “meet” him!

  7. SarahK says:


    Can you hear me “eeee”ing all the way from Atlanta???

  8. ladybug says:

    Oh, and take care of AndyZ first. We’ll be here when you get back!

  9. JenE says:

    Good luck!!!

  10. Z says:

    YAY!!! Good luck, congratulations, and all that kind of stuff! Can’t wait for the morphine-inspired posts… Oops, I mean to meet little AndyZ ;)

  11. Laura says:

    Good Luck and Congratulations!

  12. Cass says:

    Good Luck! So excited for you!

  13. Lisa says:

    Good luck! Can’t wait to see pictures and hear all about AndyZ!

  14. Amy says:

    I’m so excited for you Zoot! Good luck!

  15. Fraulein N says:

    Can’t wait! Will be checking in all day for updates and photos. Good luck!

  16. Emily says:

    Good luck! I am so excited for you and your family!!!

  17. Tara says:

    it’s so exciting!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

    ps – it’s my mom’s b’day today too — a great day to be born! :-)

  18. Ashley says:

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you, can’t wait to see the pictures!!

    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Hannah says:

    Serious excitedness I am surprised you can’t see me bouncing up and down in my office chair. (Yeh i’m in the UK i gotta be seriously excited!) Just had a phone call we can sign contract and get keys to our new flat on Friday which is fabness allsorts happening in one week!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. bad penguin says:

    Good luck today! I’ll be thinking of you.

  21. secha says:

    Soo excited for you!! Is it bad that you’re the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning?? Good luck, Zoot! Can’t wait to see Andy Z! He’s going to be beautiful, I’m sure. =)

  22. Amanda says:

    Yay! Good luck to you all!

  23. Reed says:

    I love that you will be blogging through the baby-having process. It’s so Zoot. Good luck!

  24. Linda says:

    Lots of cheering and encouraging yelling from this corner – GO ZOOT!

  25. Erin says:

    Best of luck. Don’t be scared, it’ll happen so fast and then you’ll be holding that sweet angel in your arms. Everything that you’ve been through will all be more than worth it.

  26. Elizabeth says:

    Yay for you all! I’m so excited for you.

  27. Stacy says:

    good luck !!!!
    am SO excited for you …. just think, five months ago today i was being sliced open too.

    can’t wait for pics :)

  28. Randi says:

    Best of luck Zoot! Can’t wait to meet AndyZ!

  29. Candace says:

    Good luck!! Can’t wait to see pics :) (P.S. I’m one of those hermit blog stalkers who never comments.. I suck, I know…)

  30. Stacey says:

    I can’t wait!! I am so excited for you guys!! :) Will be obsessively checking Twitter and here! :)

  31. shannon says:

    Yay Zoot! I hope everything goes splendidly!

  32. Valerie says:

    We can’t wait to see his sweet face!

    Good luck!

  33. kdiddy says:

    good luck! Can’t wait to see the new dude!

  34. Missy says:

    Good luck you guys!

  35. Assertagirl says:

    Wow, it must be so exciting to know that your family will be plus-one later today! We’ll be thinking of you!

  36. Hol says:

    Good luck, and congrats! I can’t wait to read the latest news on Twitter, and see pictures of AndyZ!

  37. Dorene says:

    Yay! Good Luck!

  38. Elaine says:

    LUCK! And easy, painless surgery and recovery! (Hey, I can wish for anything, right?)

  39. ben says:

    PLEASE don’t be using twitter, it goes down more than, well, someone that goes down a lot.

    Anyway, YAAAAAY, you made it to the big day!! Thinkinig of you today.

  40. Kim R says:

    Good luck! I am thinking about you and can’t wait to hear all about and see AndyZ.

  41. Good luck and enjoy every second! Don’t forget to remember every detail…heehee!!!

  42. Della says:

    I can’t wait to hear how it goes! Sending you much luck. Looking forward to seeing the little sweetheart!

  43. amy says:

    I don’t even know you and I am so excited. Can’t wait to see him.

  44. Rachel says:

    Wishing you tons and tons of good luck today!!!

  45. Gwen says:

    Good luck! I’ll be thinking about you all day!

  46. Valeta says:

    Good Luck! Yay! Just like a lot of commenters I don’t really know you and I am sooo excited! I love babies! :D

  47. Lynn says:

    I hope everything comes out even better! than you can imagine. (pun intended, lol, groan). Good luck and speedy recovery!!

  48. Jennifer says:

    Praying for you and your little baby this morning. I’m actually a little teary. I can’t wait to see him! :)

  49. Bethany says:

    Good luck!! Can’t wait to see pictures.

  50. Kathy says:

    Good Luck!!!!!!

  51. Monica says:

    Good luck!!!! I’m so excited for your family!

  52. moogiesworld says:

    Good luck! Wooohooo, I’m so excited I can hardly wait!

  53. Skurvy says:

    This is so exciting! We are thinking of you today. Good luck! Can’t wait to see the pictures – I know he’ll be so cute!

  54. Sarah says:

    Yay!! Good luck! I’ll be thinking about you, especially around noon. Can’t wait to meet AndyZ!

  55. nonsoccermom says:

    Eeeeeeeee! Good luck!! Can’t wait to see the pictures!!

  56. mmh says:

    Rock the C-section, Zoot! SO excited to meet AndyZ

  57. Sarah says:

    Good Luck! I can wait to see pic’s of little AndyZ!

  58. Stephanie says:

    So exciting! I can’t believe how quickly this day has come! Best of luck, congrats to your whole family, and can’t wait to see little AndyZ! :-)

  59. Hilary says:

    OMG! Congratulations! Can’t want for the pics and the story. Wishing you an easy time with the slicing. And the dicing. Yikes!

  60. Amber says:

    Ooh, I’m so excited for you guys! Can’t wait to meet the little man. You’ll be in my thoughts today, Zoot.

  61. Shawna says:

    Ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod! Good luck! I see from your Twitter that you’re now waiting for your IV – it’s getting so close!

    Fingers crossed! I’m sure you’ll all be fine!

  62. WonderSpot says:

    Holy Cow! Good luck and congrats! Here’s some positive vibes about a very easy, uncomplicated day!! It’s so amazing to read this “As it happens” so to speak. Ca-razy world we live in.

  63. So excited! Good luck! Congrats! Can’t wait to see pictures! I’ll totally be stalking you on Twitter!!

  64. miuzi says:

    Weeeeee! Good luck Zoot!!!

  65. DeeDee says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all FIVE of you today! Can’t wait to see the pictures. I’m sending you sunshine as I type this. My last was a scheduled C-section and it went so smooth! I hope yours goes just as well. {{hugs}}

  66. Tasha says:

    ((tears)) I’m so excited!

  67. Kim says:

    Good Luck! I’ll be following along on Twitter and thinking about all ya’ll today!

  68. Sara says:

    I’ve been sending good thoughts your way since you announced you were PG…here’s to a healthy delivery! Welcome, little AndyZ :)

  69. Maria says:

    Wishing you much luck and an on schedule delivery.

  70. Brandy says:

    Good luck!! I can’t wait to hear all about the newest little one’s arrival.

  71. Audrey says:

    If everything’s on schedule, that means you’re in there RIGHT NOW. Holy crap! I am so excited for the whole Zoot family. Best of luck!

  72. Alison C says:

    Lots of luck!!

  73. cheryl says:

    He’s here, isn’t he? AHHHH!!!! So exciting.

  74. Procrastamom says:

    Oh my gawd, I can’t wait! I woke up thinking about you today.

  75. Jill says:

    Congrats on the baby! From Zoots Twitter, he as born at 12:15, 7 pds 2 oz, 20 in, with blond hair. Congrats to all the Zoots!

  76. Lindsey says:

    Woot woot! I’d twitter congrats, but I’m not cool enough yet. So, I’m relegated to commenting: Congrats Zoots! Now get them pictures posted LilZ.

  77. angie says:

    Woo Hoo! I hope mom and baby are doing well! Congrats, Zoot family!

  78. Valerie says:


  79. Congratulations, Kim! I got tears in my eyes when I saw your twitter that he was here. Hurrah for AndyZ!! Welcome to the world, little man!

  80. Carley says:

    Yeah! Congratulations!!

  81. Laura says:

    Welcome to the world AndyZ! Congratulations!!!

  82. Christin says:

    Congratulations Zoots!!

  83. ladybug says:

    Welcome AndyZ! Congratulations Zoot family!

  84. Mrs. Flinger says:

    SQUEEEE!!!! Yummy Baby Toes to watch grow in to Happy Kid Feet. Congrats Zoot Fam! :-)

  85. Sunnie says:

    Woooohooooooo!!!! Welcome to the world AndyZ!!!

  86. Heather says:

    Baby! :D Can’t wait to “meet” him!

  87. oregoncoastgirl says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  88. miuzi says:


  89. cheryl says:


  90. Alison C says:

    Conratulations to you all. Give AndyZ a big kiss from me!

  91. Michele says:

    Saw your twitter! I couldn’t update there for some reason so I’ll say it here… Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the photos.

  92. supertiff says:

    yay, zoots!
    i have a horrible stomach thing going on today, but i keep crawling out of the bathroom to check for updates.
    this makes me feel so much better!
    can’t wait for the update!
    *crawls back to bathroom*

  93. jenn says:


  94. Layla says:

    Congratultions!! He is beautiful.

    Layla@Sydney Australia

  95. Carolyn says:

    Congratulations! He’s absolutely beautiful.

  96. Nancy says:

    Welcome to the world AndyZ. Congratulations Zoot family! He’s beautiful. :)

  97. Skurvy says:

    Congratulations Zoot Family! He’s so cute!

  98. elena says:

    Yay! Congratulations! So excited for you!

  99. Susan says:

    Many congratulations, Zoot family!

  100. Just saw the tweet! Congrats!!!!

  101. Suze says:

    Congrats on Andy Z’s arrival!! Well done Miss Z!!! And congrats again, Zoot family. What a gorgeous little face – he’s adorable.

  102. Chrissy says:

    Congratulations Zoot family! No doubt he is perfect in every way. Welcome to the world, AndyZ!!!! (I can’t get Twitter to pull up but I nosed around in your comments and saw that he made it here safe!)

  103. AlliT says:

    Congrats!!! I am so excited for you guys!!

  104. charing says:

    The baby is beautiful. Congratulations

  105. Emily says:

    Congratulations Zoot family! He’s gorgeous!

  106. Lisa says:

    Congratulations to the Zoot’s!!! A beautiful new baby boy!

  107. Laura says:

    Congrats!! Can’t wait to see more pictures of that blond-headed little boy.

  108. Found out via twitter — congratulations! Wonderful, wonderful news!

  109. Meg says:

    Congrats! What a beautiful baby boy!!! So glad that everyone is doing well, can’t wait for the updates!

  110. Tamara says:

    Another beautiful baby! Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear all about him.

  111. Brie says:

    Congratulations to the Zoots and their newest family member!

  112. Rachael says:

    Yay! Congratulations, I can’t wait to hear the whole story and see tons of pictures of little AndyZ.

  113. stacey says:

    Oh he is soooo cute!!! Ya’ll did good once again!! :) can’t wait to see more pics!!

  114. BD says:

    Welcome to the world of being officially outnumbered by your offspring …!

    Our congratulations!

  115. Frema says:

    Oh, my goodness, Zoot, AndyZ is beautiful. Looking at your photos, I almost cried. He’s absolutely perfect.

    I hope you are recovering well!

  116. Angie says:

    Congratulations on your new arrival. I was following along on twitter earlier and will be looking forward to reading more about your little miracle in the future.

  117. Jem says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you guys.

  118. Melissa says:

    Congratulations! So very happy for your family.

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