Can’t Wait

Dear Kiddo,

You are growing so fast! The bigger you get the bigger your mom’s belly gets – the bigger she gets the more excited we get – and I’m pretty sure we’ll eventually burst with excitement. Just so you know we’re in process of getting everything ready for when you arrive –  last night we decided what color we’re going to paint your room (I hope you like green), we’re looking into how we’ll save for college (in case you want to go), and we’re discovering what name you might get (How do you like Balthazar?). We likely won’t have everything figured out before you get here,  but I assure you we’ll do the best we can as we go… since getting married you’re mother and I have found we’re pretty good at working things out together as they come.

You have been such a wonderful surprise! We found out you were on your way on my birthday when we weren’t expecting you at all. Ever since then  I’ve wondered if that might be characteristic of your personality (like it was with Jacob and Essau) — I like to wonder what you’ll be like. What parts of your unique personality will be distinctly yours and what parts might remind me of your mom or myself. Of course I have some hopes for the person you’ll become but I can’t wait to get to know the person that you are. God is the one knitting you together and His work is wonderful. He is Love and He’s designed you according to his good and great plan… Did you know that God had you in his plans before time itself? This makes you a HUGE deal! So of course we can’t wait to meet you!

When you join us out here I’ll be sure to show you all of the things I’ve liked (this includes catching crawdads, the Beatles, Dr.Pepper, and my parent’s dog Cookie)… I know it won’t be long until you have a few things to show me yourself.

Can’t Wait.

-Dad.

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less hair, more belly

a few pics peter took this weekend.  while i seem be acquiring much more belly, as of friday, i have much less hair on my head.

when i go to the hairdresser, i have two rules (she knows these well by now):  1. the cut has to be low maintenance –  wash, dry (maybe) and go.  no need for straightners or hair spray or goop.  2.  i have to be able to get it into a ponytail.

other than these two rules, she’s free to do whatever she likes.

not sure what got into me, but this time, i told my hairdresser to forego rule #2 and do whatever thought would look good.  i had let it get too long and was ready for a change.  luckily, she gave me a great little a-line bob that still complies with rule #1.  check it out:

popped

A quick update on the prego-scene.

People say I’ve popped.  Just in the last 2-3 weeks or so.  So much that people at work are feeling more comfortable/confident bringing it up, either directly (“nice bump”) or indirectly (“so sarah, is anything new with you?”)

Things are progressing nicely as far as we can tell.  Last appt was at 16 weeks – heartbeat is still strong, and I’m growing as I should be (so says the doc, despite still not having gained much weight.  In my opinion, I look 10 lbs heavier, but the scales and my jeans haven’t seemed to notice.  All in due time, I suppose.)

Here’s a couple pic from 16 weeks

We’re between 18 & 19 weeks now.  Next appointment will be at 22 weeks – ultrasound and all.  We’re still undecided about finding out the gender – we’ll keep you posted.  Feel free to post your opinions on this matter.  We’d welcome feedback – pros, cons, creative ways of revealing the gender . . .

Walk for Alternatives

  • 6 in 10 teens who have had sex, wish they had waited.
  • Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and 4 in 10 of these are terminated by abortion.
  • On the basis of current abortion rates, 1 in 3 American women will have had an abortion by age 45.

On Saturday, June 5, 2010, Peter and I will be participating in a Walk for Alternatives. We feel strongly that women and men struggling with pregnancy-related decisions and circumstances should have a place to go for help – a place that will seek to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs while also encouraging LIFE.  Alternatives Pregnancy Center is an organization that does just that.

For more info, feel free to check out their website:

http://www.apcdenver.org/

Psalm 139 speaks of God’s knowledge of each of us . . . not just knowing about us, like we might know about a celebrity or the guy we ride the elevator with each day, but an intimate knowledge of the very depths of us.  He knows us better than we know ourselves.  And he knows us even before we are born:  “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb . . . My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.”

There ARE alternatives to abortion . . . if you feel as strongly as we do about this and wish to contribute to APC, you can support us by clicking on the widget below.  Or better yet, raise some money of your own and come walk with us!