Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Some Thoughts About Baby

A few days ago Cody cleared out the room for our new little baby. Since then we have added a rocking chair (and are awaiting our crib, changing table, and bedding set to come in the mail). It is all sort of surreal.

Sometimes we like to squish into the rocker together and just bask in the new adventure that is coming for us.

What will he be like? Will we be good parents? What if he grows up to hate us? Will he be healthy? Will he be happy? Will we have everything we need? Will I even be able to make it through this whole pregnancy? How will we afford everything?

It is kind of daunting when you really think about it, but at the same time we just can't wait.

I have heard that you'll never understand how much you can actually love a person until you hold one of your own children for the first time.

I am excited to know that feeling.

Sometimes at night in my dreams or in the very back of my minds eye, I get a glimpse of that love. It is accompanied by fear for him and anticipation. I am sure you parents out there understand better than Cody or me, but I love each small opportunity I am given to become just a little closer to our new little guy.

Anyway, thats whats new with us.

P.S. We THINK we have his name picked out...it took a lot for us to get that far.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Picture - 29 Weeks

Several people have asked me to put up a pregnancy picture. Out of embarrassment and horror over my hideous body I ignored them, but I can ignore them no longer. So, here you go.

It was taken about 1 minute ago by my coworker Whitney...thats about as up-to-date as you get.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Don't bother reading this dumb post.

This Post is for matt. For obvious reasons.(because he requested a post by me and now everyone else has to suffer the consequences. If you wanna leave him threatening messages click on the link to the right under matt and reagan)(Reagan is nice though. Be nice to her.)
Anyway. I swore off the razor for awhile after our cruise. a first for me. Turns out, I'm one ugly guy and I have a curly beard so the hairs curve around and poke my sensitive face. But I knew Matt would appreciate it. And I love him, so.....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Pregnancy Lessons

I am currently in my 27 week. Here are a few more pregnancy lessons I have learned...

1. They tell you that babies just grow in your stomach. That is a lie. They also grow in your bum and thighs.
2. When Cody talks to my belly, the baby will start wiggling around.
3. It is still creepy every time he moves...especially now that his movements are the slow, defined ones that stick out of my belly for everyone else in the room to see and gawk at.
4. It is very uncomfortable when he kicks my ribs or my pelvic bone.
5. It is VERY hard to come up with a name for someone else that won't get them beat up, made fun of, ostracized, or unfairly labeled.
6. I get winded just walking up the stairs.
7. When I get sick, I GET SICK. Diseases stay longer and hit harder.
8. Sleeping on my side after always being a back or stomach sleeper is nearly impossible. My hips cramp and I start to get raging mad at about 3 a.m...pillows between the legs DO NOT HELP.
9. Every time I stand up, I have to pee.
10. Every time I squat down or bend over, I do pee.
11. I get leg cramps at night that make me want to throw myself off of a cliff.
12. Cody has to cut my toes nails for me, and he does it very willingly.
13. Putting on socks and shoes is very tricky.
14. Your body oozes...those of you who have been there know exactly what I am talking about. Until then, just know that it isn't pleasant.
15. Every time I hear his little heart beat or actually ponder on the fact that I have A REAL LIVE BABY BOY INSIDE ME, I get a rush of emotions that range from panic to excitement.

I still can't believe this is happening to us.

Until next time...