Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What a great suprise!

On January 23rd, Andrew and I got the suprise of our lives when we found out we were expecting a baby! Although we were planning to start trying for a family in the spring of '08...early '07 would also work just fine. :) As much as I tried to keep the secret until I was further along, I was terrible at it - and within a few days we had already told our families, and then the news started to spread. We were thrilled, overwhelmed, excited, and nervous - probably the same things that everyone feels when they find out that they are going to be responsible for someone else's life. Our parents, on the other hand, were just plain ecstatic--and very ready for a grandchild. (My parents' first, his parents' second.) It seems like that all happened so long ago - and we've been waiting to meet him ever since.

Of course, the past 7 months have been busy. We've done the typical first-time parent things: I've read all the books I can find; woken Andrew up in the middle of the night so he can feel the baby kicking (who, of couse, won't kick on command); driven around in desperate search for a snowcone, when that was the only thing that sounded good to eat; Andrew has reworked the budget and thought about college savings plans, assembled the baby furniture, rearranged the guest room into a study / guest room combo, and put up with me "nesting" and rearranging kitchen cabinets and the pantry. We've taken the child and baby classes, and Andrew has been kind enough to accompany me on NUMEROUS trips to Babies R Us and patiently listen as I agonize over jogging strollers. We've debated over names (and almost more importantly, what nicknames mean kids could come up for potential names we like). But most of all, we've prayed, together and separately, for the wisdom to be godly parents and for a healthy pregnancy and baby. We are thankful for all of our friends that we have watched become parents over the past couple of years -their advice has already been so helpful. (And, will be more frequently sought-after, soon, I'm sure!) We're also so thankful that the baby will be born into a family where he is well-loved.

We are getting down to the wire now and are so excited to meet him. I'm due September 26th...so who knows when he will choose to arrive. But whenever he comes we, and his extended family, are ready to meet him. (We've even tried to explain things to the dog--although, Major doesn't quite seem to get it. At the moment he is much more interested in trying to chew up the stuffed animals now residing in the nursery.)

As we anxiously await his arrival, I am just amazed at how much we already love him - and we haven't even met him yet. We'll keep everyone updated!

1 comment:

Barrett said...

what a good looking hut ;-)