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I'm Brendan Loy, a 26-year-old graduate of USC and Notre Dame now living and working in Knoxville, Tennessee. My wife Becky and I are brand-new parents of a beautiful baby girl, born on New Year's Eve.

I'm a big-time sports fan, a politics, media & law junkie, an astronomy buff, a weather nerd, an Apple aficionado, a Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter fanatic, and an all-around dork. My blog is best-known for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina, but I blog about anything and everything that interests me.

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Marching for babies

Loyette, Becky, Casey (visiting for the weekend from Rochester) and I went on the March for Babies this morning on UT's campus. It was fun!

That's Becky pushing Loyette's stroller above, and Casey next to her. Here's a photo of Loyette and me, relaxing after the walk:

My t-shirt, if you're wondering, says, "Fatherhood: the toughest job you'll ever love."

Anyway, thanks again to everybody who sponsored us! We ended up exceeding our goal, with $620 in donations!

If you didn't sponsor us, but would still like to donate to the March of Dimes, why not sponsor the Neudorffs? They'll be marching next weekend in Rochester.

After the jump, some more photos of today's march here in Knoxville.

UPDATE: Welcome, No Silence Here readers! If you didn't know, "Loyette" is our baby's blog nickname, not her actual name. :)

A father carts his triplets around the March for Babies staging area.

KinderCare kids sing the national anthem.

Everybody -- including the State Farm bear -- bows their heads as the preacher says the invocation.

A father (wearing an Apple shirt and carrying a Canon SLR camera) and son watch the festivities and wait for the march to start.

The march begins, heading toward Neyland Stadium. The sky-blue colored shirts say "I was a NICU baby," meaning they most likely benefited personally from the March of Dimes.

The march continues down Philip Fulmer Way. There were a ton of people behind us, too.

Here are those triplets again, during the actual march. Aww!


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Congrats Brendan! If anyone has any giving left in them please feel free to visit our March for Babies Site Our twin boys were born three months early and we know if it wasn't for the March of Dimes and their research our sons who turn 7 on Monday would not be with us. They are a blessing and the March of Dimes is very important to us. Thanks and again congrats Brendan

Interesting T-shirt, Brendan. Chest Job?

Brendan you are a great role model for all
young fathers.Hang in there big guy.God
has blessed you with a wonderful family.
Just hope with all the new laws being
passed your family will be able to adjust.
Im sure rapid radical changes to the American way of life is common for you.
You know just word games ha,ha,ha,he,he,
the joke on me.I don't know if America
and the idea of Fathers and family can
adapt but you know me im going to be
positive.Brendan is tickle pink at any
communist move on his turf!!Right guys?

"Just hope with all the new laws being
passed your family will be able to adjust."

Um, what?

Just what I thought! How profound a prophet! What your secret bosom buddy
you went fishing with the K.K.K?


I still advance the thesis that Jalypso is Joe Loy's alter ego.

Nope. Not nearly enough capital letters. :)

Besides, his IP address suggests jalypso is somewhere in northwestern Pennsylvania or southern New York.

Also, my dad isn't that crazy. ;)

Brendan? I never said your dad
was crazy! This is not the time
to start making excuses for yourself!!
This is not a confessional!!!

"The nerve of Some people"

I never said you said my dad is crazy. Pay attention.

Ever the sucker for punishment, I'm still keen to know which laws jalypso was referring to in his comment last night...

Brendan your so fabian like Queen Victoria!!!

Oh, how cuuuuute! 8)

And your daughter is a darling too, Brendan. 8D

Can't wait to meet her in person!

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