Monday, January 14, 2008

The GOOD, The BAD, and the BELLY!

Before (1st trimester), I thought to myself... why would anyone have more than one kid after going through THIS. But now I think I can start to see how it happens... I dont really remember the bad times of the first three months. The good times are what stick in your mind, and Im ok with having biased memories. For instance the things I will remember are things like finding out whether it's a boy or girl. Talking about names. Dreaming about what life with our SON will be like. Walking by the future baby's room and seeing the first piece of baby clothes that *I* own hanging on the dresser handle. Staring in awe at the amazing detail and complexity of our childs skeleton on the ultrasound. The funny things my wife has said in the throes of the first trimester (funny now, mind you...not then)... "THIS BABY IS MAKING ME CRAZY!" - said after some otherwise unexplainable emotional event; She calls me on my way home from work, "I need to eat pizza and I need it now... not any pizza, you have to stop and buy Totinos pizza RIGHT NOW".

Those kinds of things. Life is good.

- Paul
And now for the only time a woman will volunteer
to have a picture of her belly put online.
(She told me she put on her Sunday best for you)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


We are excited (and a little nervous) to share...
in May, the boys will out number the girls in our house! We both agree that knowing we are having a boy makes everything seem so much more real. Below is a picture of us holding the ultrasound photo. We decided to not find out at the actual appointment. Instead, we had them print the picture with the sex of the baby and put it in an envelope. We went to dinner last night and opened the was a lot of fun and really special.

On to picking a name. If you have any suggestions, please pass them on!