Friday, November 30, 2012

Carpe Diem

Friday, November 30, 2012  at 9:43 AM
This past week, Jennifer and I have been doing our best to "Seize the Day" (or week in our case).  Today is Jenn's due date, but nothing is happening yet.  So, in preparation for long nights of waking up every two hours, a screaming infant that you have no idea why they are crying, countless diaper changes and not much time for yourself, let alone a date night of sorts, we decided to cram some fun things for just the two of us into our last week as a couple.

Here's what we did:

Jenn and I had some coupons to go see a movie, so we went to see Life of Pi.  It was a pretty good movie because it was clean.  It's hard to find a movie that isn't full of cursing, sex, violence etc.  We hardly ever go see movies, because we just wait for them to come out on redbox.

When that was over, we went to some of our friends/church member's house (The Blakes) to eat dinner and play games with them.  They are so much fun and have some of the coolest kids around.  They came over to our house the first weekend we were here and helped us paint into the wee hours of the morning.
From left to right: Jennifer, Raegen (with Maglee), Dylan, me, Garron, and Brendon. (Gina is taking the picture)

They are such an incredible family and we're so blessed to be in the same church family as them.  After some pizza and a little Sunday Night Football, we played Hand and Foot, which was a new card game that I'd never played but was a whole lot of fun.

We had a bit of a lazy day with me working from home and wrapping some details up on church projects.  I did have a chance to go on a quick bike ride in the afternoon.  I'm on total off-season mode as far as training, but it was nice to get back on the bike.

Tuesday evening, Jenn and I decided that it was time to try one of these wive's tales about hurraying up the baby.  I know it wasn't even her due date, but we're just too excited about him to wait any longer.  So, we went to the Olive Garden for some Eggplant Parmersan.  I'm about a twice-a-year Olive Garden guy.  It's just hard to walk around as a living garlic clove for the next couple days after eating those yummy breadsticks.  Anyway, the food was awesome, but it didn't induce contractions. :(
I know, she doesn't even look pregnant!
We decided to continue our little date night by doing something that we both enjoy, watching movies.  So, we went to see the new James Bond movie, Skyfall.  Two movies in one week?  I know...crazy!  On the way into the Mall of Georgia, we stopped by the big Christmas tree for a profile shot of that belly.  Ain't she the cutest pregnant girl?

My dad's birthday was Wednesday, so we met him at Philips Arena to see the Atlanta Hawks play the Charlotte Bobcats.  I got some super cheap tickets on that were in the second level, but we were able to move right down to the first section and had a row to ourselves.  It was a nail-biter at the end, but we ended up winning 94-91.

Pretty empty!  

We love our house, but one thing we've really wanted to do is put a fence up in the back.  Maglee needs to have a place where we can kick her out when she is annoying let her run around.
We need a fence!!!

Luckily, Tom and Colleen Kingery recently took down a whole bunch of chain link fence at their place, and they generously gave it to us!  Yay!  Jenn and I went over to load it up on a trailer and ended up just talking for awhile.  I love that we live so close to them.  We have so much fun together!  It's so neat that we'll be going through learning how to be a parent right alongside them.

After unloading the fence, we headed over to a special band concert of one of the youth in my church at Mill Creek High School.  She rocked, of course, with her flute!  She and her family gave us a quick tour of the school, and then Jenn and I left.

Today's the day that we've been waiting on for the last 9 months.  I know that the first baby is usually late, but it's hard to be patient.  We've already getting text messages from people asking if he's here yet, but that's just depressing, because nothing's happening.  I know he'll come when he's ready, BUT I CAN HARDLY WAIT!

Thanks for reading!  Maybe the next blog will be pictures of our new family member!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Makin a list and checkin' it twice

Sunday, November 25, 2012  at 10:00 AM
Are you ready for Christmas?  At this point, I could almost care less about Christmas and any presents at this point because I'm ready for the greatest gift I'll get this year...a son!!! 

The baby room is finished.  

The changing table is ready.  

The forms are filled out.  

We've gone through birthing class.

Jennifer has made her lists (there's more than one) of a birth plan, a who-you-call-when-the-baby-is-born list, and there's a couple more.  She's got the bag packed, and we're just so freaking ready for the baby to get here.  

The worst part is how uncomfortable she is!  She has a hard time sleeping or sitting or doing pretty much anything including putting her shoes on.  She's got a terrific attitude about everything, but I find myself pretty much helpless.  Other than tying a shoe or helping her up once in awhile, there isn't much I can do to make this baby come.

The due date is THIS FRIDAY, November 30, and we can't wait.  We're afraid that he's gonna come late, but we're so ready now!  It's going to be an amazing adventure, and it can't come soon enough.  We're so stoked!  I'll blog about it all once it happens, but if you want more current updates, follow me on twitter or facebook.  Thanks for reading, and keep us in your prayers as it's unknown for us both.