Monday, June 23, 2008

Yes, I've gained sympathy weight!

So, 4 months have passed since Mattea woke me up on Valentine's Day at 4:30 a.m. and told me those special words, "you're gonna be a daddy!" My dimples have indented even more from all the smiling I've done since. It's been one comedy movie ever since and I've had more fun playing co-star to Mattea and Addison.

From the smell phases (did you know the DVDS at best buy had a scent that makes a pregnant woman sick?) to the cravings phase (deviled eggs and the same night?) to putting together the crib as a surprise to Mattea when the instructions require 2-3 people, I can go on and on. I don't keep any of the money I make nowadays; instead, it goes to the 900 outfits we have for Addie and to stock up on her Disney Movie collection. I know what you're thinking: what about your Muppet movies Brian? Don't worry, she'll learn!

I've haven't had time to converse with my daughter yet but I will tell you a few things about her: She's an attention hog, she's over-the-top dramatic, she loves to hear someone singing and enjoys a funny joke! Now you tell me - is there any doubt of whether its mine or the milkman's now?!

But seriously, Mattea has been great during this time and allows me to serve her all the time. It's been fun singing Five Little Speckled Frogs to her belly and read Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. I'm ready to be a dad! I really appreciate the love and support from everyone and when they call me dad, it warms my heart. Keep sending emails, facebook messages and whatever with any advice because I will need it.

All the best,


3 more months to go

We have 3 more months before we get to meet our baby girl. Brian and I are so excited. Brian has started a routine with her already. Every night around 8:30, he counts (while pressing the corresponding times on my stomach), sings the ABC's and reads to Addison. Usually she starts going crazy about half-way through it. We usually end by saying our prayers. Brian is going to be such an amazing daddy.

The hot Alabama summer is starting to take a toll on me. We have been doing yard work at the house and I can only be outside for about an hour before I am drenched in sweat. Brian is coping with my reaction to heat well. I had to add a window unit to our bedroom because I stay so hot. Poor Brian usually has to wear his sweats around the house, meanwhile it is 95* outside today.

We have not started Addison's room yet. We have the crib put together but are waiting on the bedding to come in before we paint or get any other furniture. I just can't resist buying her clothes or hair bows every time I am out. There are so many cute baby things these days. Brian has been making fun of me because I have almost stocked the first rod in her closet with clothes and diapers for the first 3 months of her life. I told him that I was just beginning.