Wednesday, December 10, 2008


It has been a while since I lasted updated my blog. I have been very busy with life in general. My wife is doing pretty good. We are about 15 weeks into the pregnancy, she is starting to show more and more everyday. She has been tired and hardly has any energy. We had our first Ultrasound 2 weeks ago and everything looks good. We will find out if we are having a boy or girl on New Years Eve. I will be updating more and more so please keep tuning in......

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Just Checking In

Hello everyone! I have been very busy the last week or so and have not been able to update my blog. Shame on me. My wife is progressing well, she is growing like a weed. We went for her first check up last Monday and the doctor said that everything was looking good but she is concerned about the amount of weight she is putting on. I told my wife that's what happens when you eat like a dump truck. I have never seen a woman eat as much food as my wife. Her normal weight is about 118 pounds and she eats like she weighs 218 pounds. I have got some catching up to do. Until next time.......

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Decorating Animals

Last night my wife an I got our Halloween decorations out and started to get our house ready for the big Halloween party this weekend. We always have an annual party where we invite relatives, friends, and coworkers. We have games for the kids and some Halloween drinks for the adults. Spiked apple cider is always a hit!! We are especially excited this year because it will be the first time taking my 2-year-old our trick or treating. He had a ball last night helping us decorate the house. I only wish I had his energy.

On a side note, my wife had her first Trimester Doctor's visit on Monday. We found out that the baby is due officially on June 3rd. Her weight and blood pressure was looking good. Starting to get excited. Her next appointment is on November 22. We are going to do the first trimester screen and have an ultrasound........

Monday, October 20, 2008

Busy Weekend

This past weekend was pretty busy for us. On Saturday we had a family reunion that lasted the whole day. My son was outside on the big slide from 12:00 all the way until we left at about 8:00 PM. He would not let us take him inside at all. When we tried he would scream and throw a big fit. So we just gave in and let him have fun. At least we know that our son is a very active kid and loves to be outside.

On Sunday we took a trip to the Zoo. They had a Halloween event where they were giving out candy at different stations. We dressed my son in his devil costume and we went trick-or-treating for a few hours. We had a blast, the best part was showing my son all those animals for the first time. He absolutely loved it. My wife also enjoyed herself this weekend. She is progressing very well and is feeling great..........

Friday, October 17, 2008

I Just Don't Get It

Why do all you women out there need to shop for things sooooooooooo far in advance? My wife told me last night that she was going to get my 2-year-old a few new shirts for this winter. I was like ok no big deal. So she went to Babies R US and I stayed home and did some work. About 3 hours later she walks into the house with seven bags of clothes and I am not exagerating even a little. I was like, what is in all thoes bags? She said, Clothes for the baby. I was like, I thought you were getting winter clothes for our son? She said, I did, I also got clothes for the new arrival. Right there I was getting kind of upset. She is only about 9 or 10 weeks along, we don't even know what the sex of the child is yet. Her explaination is that the clothes were on sale and they were all nuteral colors. She bought my son 15 outfits and the new baby about 20 different shirts. She spent $276 of our hard earned money on clothes that the kids will probaly only were a few times. I don't think I'll ever let my wife go shopping with out me for the rest of her life.........

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What Does It All Mean

What does it mean to be a father? To me, being a father is the single greatest thing in my life besides being a husband to my wife. When you first see your new born baby you get this feeling that you have never felt before. Is it fear, is it love, is it anxiety, I believe that it is all of those things wrapped up into one big emotion. The minute you see your child, you begin to fear for him or her. You want them to be safe and free from harm. You begin to love them, probably more then you have ever loved anything before in your entire life, and you become anxious, you want to be a good father and raise your child to become a good person in the world.

So what does it mean to be a father? I believe that it means you become a teacher, a mentor, a guardian, a roll model, a friend, a hero, and most importantly it means you become a dad. I am nervous and excited about the birth of my second child. I want to be the best dad that I can possibly be and I want to make sure that my wife has an enjoyably pregnancy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

And The Result Is

Last night we had an early childhood intervention specialist over to the house to do an evaluation on our 2-year-old. We called them last week because we thought that he had a speech delay. They did a series of tests and it was determined that he actually does not qualify for treatment because he is not delayed enough. They told me that he was right where he was supposed to be at his age. We were concerned originally because he has a friend at daycare that is 2 months younger then my son and is already speaking in sentences. I guess all children progress differently. My wife and I are happy to hear that he is on track. They warned me that when he starts to talk he won't stop. They told us to enjoy the silence while it lasts...........