Day 13

What a busy day. Mommy still hasn’t been feeling better, so she’s trying to stay off her feet as much as possible. In order to help, I decided to get up early and make her omelettes. We’ve been trying to be a little more healthy lately – more veggies and what not. She said they were pretty good and I’d have to agree.

Day 12

Mommy has been feeling better, so that’s good. She’s napping on the couch as I write this. She looks so cute.

Also, I finished the book your mom got me. Overall, I feel pretty good about this whole being a dad thing. I’m certainly not saying that I will have no problems or that I that I’ll always know what to do. Just that I think I’ll be a pretty good dad.

Day 11

Wow, last night was not good. Your mom woke up at 3:30 in the morning in a whole bunch of pain. I felt so bad for her. I just wished there was some way that I could make it go away for her. Thankfully she was able to take a pain pill and get back to sleep eventually.

Later on that day I took her to the doctor to make sure everything was ok. The short answer is that yes, she’s fine, just in some pain for a while. Hopefully the other medicine the doctor prescribed her will help.

While she was at the doctor’s office, she also stopped by the lab to get more blood work done. She got her results back later on in the day and she said that everything looks really good. So happy for that.

Here’s to hoping your mommy feels better soon.

Day 10

As of last night, I’m 2/3 of the way through the book your mom got me. I have to say, most of the advice is pretty common sense and I have already been doing a lot of the things. Mainly, it says to just be helpful when the mom needs you to be. I’m really good at that. As an added bonus, I like it. I enjoy being relied on.

Now if I could just make your mommy feel better…

Day 9

Thanks to your moms overzealousness yesterday, today wasn’t nearly as nerve racking. She did go to the doctor this morning to get the official word that you’re on the way. The only bad news is that she’s not feeling so good lately, but she’s getting through it. I’m trying to do my best to be helpful whenever I can for her.

Can’t wait to meet you!

Day 8

What an emotional day.

This morning I was incredibly nervous. Tomorrow we find out for sure if you’re coming or not. As far as we know, everything is fine, but I can’t help but worry. Yesterday your mom said she wasn’t feeling all that well. She said it could be because you’re growing. It could also be bad news.

I’m one of those people who tend to overanalyze and overthink things. Being that type of person can get you into a never-ending cycle of “What if it’s bad news? What do we do next?” Even if I’m feeling that way, I try and internalize it. Your mom and I couldn’t be more polar opposites when it comes to feelings. You could call her ’emotional’, you could call me, well, I’m not really sure what you’d call me. How about emotionally-reserved? I think of myself kind of like a rock. Something that can be relied on. Which is why whenever I’m worried about something, I try not to show it. I don’t want to upset your mom. Especially during these trying times.

This afternoon your mom emailed me to tell me that she wasn’t feeling well and was taking a half day at work. She seemed very excited about the food I was going to pick up for lunch, so it was good that at least she seemed in good spirits. I was of course very worried about this.

Once I got home, she asked me if I noticed that I had a present under the Christmas tree. Seeing as how I just got home, I hadn’t noticed it. We both have a history of not being able to resist giving presents away earlier than Christmas day. I assumed that this was such an occasion seeing as how she really insisted on me opening it.

When I opened the gift bag stuffed with tissue paper, I found a book titled Dude, You’re Gonna Be a DAD!. Which I thought was very nice/fun gift. Although, I did think it was a bit premature. I mean, we don’t even for sure know you’re coming. I thought that up until I got to the bottom of the gift bag where there was a second present.

It was a little blue pen-like thing that said ‘PREGNANT’ on it.

Day 7

We found out today that our friends Matt and Shannon are having a girl. Becky said when she talked to Matt, he said he didn’t care if it was a boy or a girl. This prompted a discussion as to what your mom and I would like.

It goes without saying that we’ll be happy with whatever we get. That being said, if we had a preference, I want a boy and your mom wants a girl.

Your mom’s reasoning is that she would like to have a girl because she didn’t have a really close relationship growing up with her mom. They have a great relationship, but it just wasn’t all that close when she was young. I imagine it had something to do with the fact that she has 6 siblings.

Thinking about it, I suppose I share those same feelings with why I want a boy. I didn’t have that close of a relationship with my father growing up, or really, ever. I’m not sure that’s the only reason I want a boy though. While I’m obviously old enough to be a father, I’m not sure I’m old enough to have figured out girls yet. Boys seem a bit easier.

Now if there could just be one of each of you out of the gate, then I think we could just solve this conundrum.

Day 4

I’m so very glad for all our friends and family who have been sending good vibes our way lately. With all that your mom and I have gone through lately, it’s nice to know that other people are thinking about us. It means more to us then those people probably know, especially to me.