Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The night before the first appointment!

Well we have finally chosen our midwife.  It has been an interesting process of talking about what is "normal"   (again that word keeps coming up).  We are headed in tomorrow to go to the first "real" appointment.  By real I mean that we start paying for it.  I don't really know what to expect on the first visit to be honest.  I think it better to go in with no expectations and be surprised.  I do love surprises after all.  Well that is a not totally true, actually it is the farthest thing from the truth.  I hate surprises.  That is one of the reasons I want to know the gender of the baby.  Look how PC I am, I used the correct adjective.

That is another who crazy debate in our house.  We are still going over whether or not we want to know.  Personally I really want to know.  I think it helps me identify a little easier and also helps me prepare.  Remember that whole not liking surprises thing.  Not that either gender will mean less or more but I kinda want to know.  Am I crazy for that?  I want to be able to prepare for buying tractor toys or  buying dolls.  These past couple of weeks have kinda been crazy.  

The weather has started to get a little nicer and warmer as well.  When we had that heat wave it was a little uncomfortable to sleep.  I think my wife had issues too.  It seems that no matter how much sleep she gets she is always tired.  I feel so bad because she seems so upset with it.  But in retrospect if exhaustion is the worse symptom I guess that isn't too bad, coming from the guy.  

Things seem way more important now.  Life, love, friends, and family.  The closer I get to becoming a dad, I know it is still pretty far away, the more I seem to notice how important little things are.  Simply being able to take my dog to work everyday seems way more important now.  We have started getting close with people in our small group and I feel comforted and encouraged going into this amazingly scary time.  Even going out for ice cream seems far more exciting than it was 3 months ago.  

So when life has you down...... head to the creamery and start the 50 scoop challenge!

Thanks Kinship!


1 comment:

  1. Yay for the Creamery! Let us know how the appointment goes- we are glad to travel this road with you both, and very excited as well!!!

    We need to work on those 50 scoops....