Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Introducing...

Cass Victory Carter was born at 7:47 am. 7 lbs, 9 oz and 21" long.  Wendy (mommy) is recovering nicely here at the hospital and I just can't believe my eyes as I'm filled with amazement!

Here is the first view the world got to see.


Cheers from the Motor City!
Keven + Wendy + Cass


The Stork flies low this morning!

It's 4:24 in the a.m. and I'm trying to recall the last time I woke this early for anything other than a plane ride out of Detroit. I like to get up early, but this is ridiculous for sure, even for me! Why the hell am I up at 4:24 am you ask?! Well, if you can't figure out from the title and the picture to the left, we're finally having our baby!
Yesterday, we had our week 40 meeting with the Doctors and had some interesting news come up. The baby bump was measured normal at 39 inches and height and weight of mom was normal. Wendy was dilated 1 cm and the doc felt "the head". We were excited to hear we were on the way to having this baby! After the physical exam we were placed on a fetal heart monitor for 1 hour to insure that baby was healthy and strong which proved positive for one hour straight. our Son's heart is like a perfect lil' freight train. The last step was a last minute ultrasound to measure the amount of amniotic fluid which surrounds the baby to insure that he's in good shape for coming out smoothly.

The Fluid is measured by the amount of open space around the baby which they calculate in cm. Anything 5 cm and below is cause for concern. We measured at 6.5 cm which was still on the low side, but normal. But the real concern came from what the Doctors had been wrong about the whole time in the last month that the baby is not head down (which is the position needed for a natural birth) but rather head up. I guess our Doctors don't know an ass from a head. :P

After about 37-38 week the babies position is not likely to change, so our plans to have a 100% natural birth without drugs or interventions fell apart on us. We're a little saddened by this with such hopes of being about to bring our child into this world drug free and fed very healthy for 10 months now on purely a vegetarian diet, without any complications and perfectly normal measurements all the way around. (Don't EVER let a Doctor tell you that you can't sustain life without meat!)

So, under our Doctor's advice, we'll be delivering via cesarian section this morning, scheduled at 7:30 am. We have to arrive at the hospital 2 hours prior for preparation of the surgery. It's a little anticlimactic in the sense that I've hoped to bring every one of my friends up to date, minute by minute as our son arrives. Now you all know. No surprises here. At 8 a.m. I'll be a dad.

Months of preparation have been spent on our end learning techniques in breathing, hypno birthing, trigger point pressure relief, researching soothing music for the room, birthing balls, alternative birthing documentaries, and Lamaze techniques, just to end up a by-stander in the birthing process. Frankly, I'm a bit sad here about it (as is Wendy), but I know that my sadness will turn to joy as soon as I hear him cry out for the first time.

Keven + Wendy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Time to Change that Wallpaper/Background!

With the baby on the way any minute now (5 days from the projected due date) I haven't had a ton of time to devote to art being a good hubby and future dad helping the Mrs and around the house, but I was playing a bit when my wife was sleeping soundly (actually, snoring like a chain saw) I was inspired by the old Hellings Co logo with the fella with the race helmet and huge 'tashe to do something for my chapter of the Road Devils using some recycled elements:


I turned this into a wallpaper for the 'puter that looks like this:




If you want to change your background because you've been staring at that same old pic, you can download a copy for yourself: DOWNLOAD FOR standard monitors 1920 x 960 or DOWNLOAD for WIDESCREEN MONITORS 1680 x 1050

enjoy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

DRIVE WRENCH REPEAT

It's all said and done. Every single last set has been sold now. I appreciate you all who took a set home from either online or at one of the many shows I dragged them around to. Hopefully they all soar up in value from here on out for you all!

Cheers from the motor city!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Woodward



After a long week of driving and wrenching, the Dream Cruise has come and gone.  The Dream Cruise brings out the best and worst of the area as far as rides and people are concerned. I was happy just to make a single loop around Pontiac and back to Detroit.

Fellow Road Devils Chris, Brandon, Evan, and Eric joined the big loop.







Friday, August 14, 2009

Getting ready for The Dream Cruise

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One nice thing about being a Detroiter is being near all the automotive madness that is The Woodward Dream Cruise. It's good and bad, like anything out there you may be in to. The strip has been utter chaos the last few evenings with people everywhere and cars galore. I spent a little time this week replacing my carburetors and putting on some more resilient return springs. I still need to tune them a little better, but it runs decently. Today, if all goes well I can get some help on my electrical issues so I actually have brake lights! I haven't gotten out too much in fears of the police nailing me on it. Fingers crossed, I'll be out tomorrow.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Seriously, 3 left!

Just 3 sets left, never to be reprinted! Be one of the last to get your hands on these! Click on my store tab at the bottom and grab one up!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ms. Metal Sneak peek t-shirts

































Here is a little peek at the new Ms. Metal Kustom Equipment t-shirt design I did for her. Should be available in the Fall of '09.

Check out the goods at http://www.ms-metal.net/

Truckermouth opens a new store!


Truckermouth Clothing Co. is opening a new store in California just for kids apparel and I had the pleasure of putting together a new business identity for them. I also have a couple of Car-N-Art exclusives for them which will be there for purchase down the road.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Hub Garage goes to print on my design
























































































The design is called BRAIN BUMPER and it can be seen in these photos on a Navy color t-shirt. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it may also be coming out on an army drab green color tee as well.

Be checking back soon to http://store.hubgarage.com/ to pick yours up!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The old home of the old ride has a new face




Maybe small to y'all, but it's been months since I could get my 49 Ford back in the barn. I'm so damn excited that I can't even tell you. I just snapped this one on the camera phone a few moments ago before shutting those doors. I'm grinnin'!