Something big is on its way. Day by inexorable day, it grows bigger, stronger, more masculine, and less like a sea monkey.The “thing” is Jude Michal, our T-minus 21 week old little tiger taking shape inside Rachel’s cute little frame.ETA is 9/3/08.Those closest to us may already know, but today we’re announcing to the world the upcoming birth of our little baby boy.The 411:Several months ago, Rachel admonished that while it felt like the time was right to start a family, my job – which literally required 90% travel – precluded us moving in that direction. Not only did I heed Rachel’s warning-slash-suggestion, but I did it quickly!About two months later I started a new job, and little “J” began his journey into this world.Over the next couple of months, we kept our little guy a secret from even our parents until nearly the end of the first trimester. The last few months of our youth now quickly trickle away, but we couldn’t be any more excited. We’ve lived overseas in China and Romania, had a fantastic adventure in Austin and Houston, graduated from business schools, found exciting jobs up in Seattle / Tacoma, and we are now ready to take on the challenges and joys of parenthood.Next week Rachel is taking Jude with her to London (Rob’s in Vancouver, BC the same week but that’s not as exciting). While in England, Jude will enjoy fish n chips, Pret a Manger, Starbucks (of course), and perhaps Jamie Oliver’s restaurant.Our friends and family can be sure of more fun news and information as it occurs.