Sorry to keep you waiting. She won't let me take pictures of her belly while she's tired, so it's a bit of an event for me to get these pictures updated.
This is Steph's rocking chair. I don't care for the color so I decorated it with a few items. A little personality. She's asked me to use it a lot to help break it in, so I put it right in front of the bedroom TV.
I asked Steph last night if people ask if she's excited a lot. She said all the time. I get that question from everyone at work too. Well, only women ask that particular question. Makes me very curious to know how they'd react if I said "hell naw, it's just a baby. Happens every day. Ain't me givin birth". Of course I'm excited. It's not everyday that OUR baby comes. Anyway, the conversation with Steph was about how excited we each really were. I told her that I try not to think about it too much at this point, because it's getting so close that I'm making an effort to stay patient and calm, and go about work and stuff. I've always been a day dreamer, but work is going along at full throttle so staying engaged is discipline for me. Steph told me she is worried about the baby coming, because she's been thinking so much about all the responsibility and the fact that we'll be parents for the rest of our lives and all that. While all that stuff is true, I think they're the kind of thoughts that can psyche you out as a brand new parent. Maybe I'm just talking all big now, but I don't feel nervous. People don't do well when they're nervous. And the most reassuring thing I can think of to tell Steph is that she'll make a great mom and the kid is lucky to have her. I'll admit, my moments of getting really psyched happen when I'm on the long drive from work or doing some brainless chore alone for a while. But in the end, I really try to keep the focus on having a healthy boy. Welcoming him to the world and all that jazz. After that, it's nothing but hoping that things go according to plan. And everyone has their own stories about that. To those of you I haven't talked to in a while, I really miss you. Work seems to be the main theme in life right now, especially now that it gets dark out before 5:00. At least this baby will change the life theme. And as always, thank you all so much for supporting Steph.