Today we put an offer in on a house! It’s such an emotional process. All we can do is wait to see if our offer is accepted. *Fingers Crossed*
They say a woman becomes a mother when she gets pregnant, while a man becomes a father when the child is born.
I can honestly say this does not apply to me. I have never felt more protective, mature, selfless, or fatherly than I do right now. I suppose that when the baby is born it will be even stronger, but I am shocked at how strong of a feeling it is already. My entire view of the world is different: everywhere I go I see children, anytime I do something, buy something, don’t do something…I think about how it would be if I had a child. The other day I was driving pretty fast on a city street and I stopped and scolded myself in my own mind for placing myself in danger when I have a wife at home with a kid on the way. Legally I have been an adult for several years, but I have never felt more “grown up” than I do now.
Everyday my wife’s bump gets bigger…we are one step closer to finding out the gender of our child. People keep asking me, “do you want a boy or a girl?” And my answer has gotten progressively more simple over the last several months. I WANT A HEALTHY BABY and that is all there is to it.
Mommy has been eating some weird stuff lately: limes with salt (in moderation) and she still loves her avocados.
Things mommy misses the most? Probably sushi.
P.S. Future baby, I think you will get no sympathy from mom for having to take any pills or medicine in the future, because everyday for 9 months she swallows prenatal vitamins for you and hates it every time but does it because we love you :).
Today was a beautiful day. My wife and I got to go to the doctor’s office and hear our baby’s heartbeat for the first time! The doctor found it instantly and for a moment you could hear my wife’s steady and strong beating heart alongside the energetic and healthy heartbeat of the human we created together. The doctor was able to isolate the baby’s heartbeat from my wife’s and for a brief moment we had our first relatable moment to the being inside her belly. Nothing is more powerful or human than the sound of a heartbeat and I am happy to say that both mommy and baby are healthy as we enter week 13.
We are scheduled for an anatomy scan during week 18 where we will hopefully find out the age old question of pregnant couples everywhere: is it a boy or a girl? I’m excited to find out the gender and announce it so we can avoid getting an overwhelming amount of yellow baby clothes and blankets.
My wife and I are currently looking to buy our first home, which is a pretty emotional process. Now that we are pregnant the emotions are amplified times 100 because we picture every backyard as a place we will raise our children and every room as a potential nursery.
This future dad is tired. I work graveyards and this whole “wake up in the middle of my sleep cycle to go to the doctor” routine is making me a very tired employee. I better get used to it because I have plenty of sleepless nights in my near future.
Thanks for tuning in,
To quote my wife’s Facebook status, “I love that this morning I didn’t have to choose my outfit based on which blouse concealed my little bump. So happy we finally got to share our good news with everyone :)”
Yesterday we went Facebook official with our little secret and I was overwhelmed with the positive response we received from my family and friends. It honestly made me feel like people believe my wife and I will make a great baby raising team. It also reignited my excitement on starting life’s next great adventure.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to congratulate my wife and I. It truly meant the world to us and we look forward to the challenges that pregnancy and parenthood will present to us in the future.
My wife’s cravings: Still Avocados
Still vomitting: Yes
I almost used my wife’s stretch mark prevention lotion for my tattoos today because it was sitting on the counter. They should really clearly mark those things…