Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tres Anos

Today we celebrate our 3rd anniversary. Instead of swapping gifts made of leather, we got each other a beautiful baby who did not read the books that say that newborns sleep the majority of the day. We'll keep him anyway.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

For his fans.

A few photos.

Big feet peeking out of his yuppie mom cave. (he hasn't told us, but we figure it must smell like SUV's, tennis skirts and long days at the club...)

First time napping at home, with a taste for Africa...

Big Cy taking a turn..

His first cap, with built-in ski goggles (thanks Pete and B!)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

We proudly introduce Marshall Townsend Buckley

We'll call him Townes.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

In the first 24 hours

It's amazing but I think he already looks different.

The Buckley boys:
Coy has been able to calm BB several times already. It seems that he's a natural. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


We're pleased to announce a healthy, heavy baby boy. 8 lbs 7 oz and about 21 inches.

Mama is happy. Both Coys are quite proud.

BB and Pappadaddy (or PopPop)...

Fresh from the womb...

A face we'll learn to love...

For those of you who can't get enough...

As for the name, the Swiss give us 3 days to decide, so we're waiting to see what fits him. And besides, we couldn't give up on all of the suspense now, could we?


As for the winner, we're pretty sure it's Shannon Block, our across-the-street neighbor, who guessed both today and boy. We'll give out prizes later this week.

Thanks again for all the love, attention and support. We can't wait to introduce BB to our group of friends.

We look forward to talking to all of you soon.

Off to rest,

Mom, Dad, and BB

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Wir warten, estamos esperando, we're waiting...

Sorry that there's nothing to report. We thought about taking advantage of the blog attention by telling you informative facts about the unique structure of the Swiss government but, let's be honest, we know why you're here this week. You want to know what a cross between this:

and this

looks like. We're pretty curious too. We will keep you posted!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

He's Here!!!!

It was with great happiness that we welcomed another Coy Eugene Buckley to Zurich, Switzerland tonight at 6:33pm. It was a long journey but all three of us are doing well. The new arrival has sparkling blue eyes and just a few wisps of hair on his sweet head. He weighs about 180 lbs and stands about 5'10". We are so happy to have Coy's dad here with us. Now if only his grandbaby would show up!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gender speculations

Thanks for all the guesses. I'm hoping that Jesse will win and we will be holding his little cousin by tomorrow night. However, there is no sign of any progress here.

As for the surprising number of girl predictions, I thought I should tell you that a number of people have used 'science' and said with certainty that we are having a boy. There was Guiseppe, the Italian landscape guy at my school, who hung my wedding ring from a string. After watching it circle in front of my belly, he declared BB a boy. When home in Memphis this summer, my very good friend Toni la Mexicana, declared that my nose is now more upturned than before- another boy indicator. Coy's father says that he can just look and tell. He says he'll be meeting his grandson this week. Now if only we knew what our friend Maggie in Ghana is due to have, we could be certain. Coy held a spoon from a string in front of my belly and then Maggie's. We don't know what the movements indicate but we do know that they moved in opposite directions!

We appreciate all of the interest and we will keep you updated. If you're of the praying persuasion, we are hoping that all will begin and progress as naturally as possible.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Deerburgers Debunked

Despite the fact that we logically understand that a due date is an estimate and not a schedule, I had really become fixated on the idea of having BB by the time December 8th finally arrived. So I was pretty disappointed today when the doctor said that, not only was our bambino not progressing, it appears that BB has actually moved higher than a week ago! Of all the flaws to inherit from me, perhaps Biscuit is directionally challenged.

And it's not that we aren't trying- Saturday night we were fed a meal that the cook guaranteed would bring on labor. Mark and Tara claim that their deerburgers have jumpstarted at least 2 deliveries. We were hopeful that BB would be #3. Ok, I was hopeful. Coy was more excited about the prospect of Mark giving us a police escort to the hospital. It was a delicious meal but no baby.

Now I guess it's time to start running stairs!

So any guesses on BB's actual arrival? Give us your best prediction of date and time. We'll send a Swiss prize to the guess that is closest. You can speculate on gender too, if you're feeling particularly prophetic.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tis the Season

These days, I feel all phone conversations and emails should begin with the proclamation that we are NOT in labor yet. We're at five days to due date and enjoying the last days of moving about with BB so easily transportable!

On Thursday, our hearts were in Dixie at the various Thanksgiving tables where our families had gathered but our stomachs were satisfied to be here in Switzerland. Friends from church hosted an international crowd for a T-Day dinner that had almost all the fixins you could hope to find. (Coy was pleased to find no marshmellows on the sweet potatoes, I consoled myself with extra cranberries.)

Friday night, we shifted gears and headed to Coy's office Christmas party where a good time was had by all. In an attempt to create a more subdued atmosphere this year, a quiet jazz band provided the night's music and Coy was not asked to repeat his role as Santa. He did, however, entertain many by singing some duets with a fellow accountant who would also be happy as a lounge-singer.

But Christmas season officially began for me yesterday when I went to Switzerland's biggest Christmas market in a nearby town called Einsiedeln. This town is famous for its beautiful, large monastery and its golden Madonna statue.

Snow fell slowly the entire time. I countered the cold with some apple dumplings and a sausage. Hey, I may lose the 'eating for two' excuse any minute now!