Here’s a picture of you at 37 weeks + 3 days.
It’s been so long since I’ve written to you and I apologize. I’ve been so swamped with work and trying to get ready for your arrival, but things have slowed down, actually came to a screeching halt that I can now focus on you coming into this world. We’ve had our share of scary moments, more so for mommy not being mentally prepared for an early arrival, but you my dear, were a trooper throughout the entire process. I find it hysterical how you hate anything being on my belly, you kick and squirm whenever the nurses try to find your heartbeat and when they do, you quickly turn the other way. So stubborn, just like your daddy. :-)
But in all seriousness, we are ready. The bags are packed and ready to go. Phone numbers have been plugged in the phone to text those closest when you arrive. Meals are being prepared and your bedroom is coming along nicely. Now it’s your turn to let us know when you’re ready. Don’t make us wait too long, ok? Your big sister is very anxious to meet you! She kisses you every day, talks to you and can’t leave without giving you a hug. It’s by far the sweetest thing ever!
I just imagine seeing you two interact and play and it melts my heart. I never knew up until last summer that I wanted another child, because honestly I didn’t think I could handle it, but knowing you will be joining our family has been nothing but pure perfection. Will you complete our family? I don’t know, I’m leaving that door open for God to tell us what we should do. But for now, I will enjoy every ounce of our family of four!
See you soon, son!
Love you more than you ever know,
While the family rides the safari, I enjoyed some African music. Check out their moves!
Traveling with someone who has allergies is really hard.
But I’m so happy to say that Disney has far exceeded my expectations handling Kendall’s allergies. Every restaurant we’ve visited the chef personally comes to the table to let us know what they will make specially for her. And to our surprise she’s indulged in waffles, bacon, sausage, hash brown casserole, ice cream, cookies, chicken tenders…and the list goes on. All dairy, egg and nut free! Even at the parks at where they call ‘quick service’ the manager will come by to talk with you and let you know you’re options. This has definitely put my mind at ease and I’m able to relax and really enjoy our vacation without worrying about cooking every meal and providing alternatives. Kudos to Disney World and their great service!
The picture above is from our breakfast this morning with the princesses. A MUCH better outcome than Monday’s debacle with Lilo and Stitch.
A shirt I just had to get. Perfect ending to a great day.
First up today, breakfast with the princesses. Let’s hope it goes better than with Lilo and Stitch.
Today was our first full day here at Disney and we’re having a blast! Don’t let this picture fool you, our first encounter with characters was not a good one. We waited until we thought Kendall would be more comfortable and not terrified of mascots; well that didn’t work. She cried, hid her face and flat our refused to even look at them. Perhaps it wasn’t the best idea to start the trip off with characters coming freely to our table for breakfast but you live and learn. But as we walked the streets and saw the parade, Kendall started to warm up. Especially when it came to the princesses. She lit up like a firecracker. Grinning from ear to ear. It made my heart melt seeing her have them sign her autograph book just as I did when I was younger. My autograph book was yellow and full of signatures. I just love that we can share the same traditions with our daughter.
Tomorrow we’re hitting up Hollywood Studios and then Wayne and I are going out on a date. It’s nice having the grandparents and aunt around. :-)
This little man is going to be a night owl. Check out his moves!
Here we are at 22 weeks, Tyler. Can’t wait to meet you!!
Post workout baby bump. 20.5 weeks. :)
Here you are at 18 weeks exactly when me, your daddy and big sister found out you were a boy! I was convinced you were a girl all along and so did you daddy but we’re elated you are exactly who you are supposed to be. Your big sister took the news a little harder. Our sweet girl cried and cried as she wanted a little sister but I’m so happy to see her come around and embrace our lil man.
I’m not going to lie, it will be a big change for me as all of my friends mostly have little girls so we’ll take it one day at a time. Right now I have visions of blue, red and orange for your nursery running through my head and the shopping. Oh how mama is going to dress you in cutest pants and jackets for as long as you’ll let me. Because if you will be anything like your sister, those days are numbered.
I’m so excited to see you grow, not too fast though please, thank you! I can’t wait to meet your future wife. I can’t wait to see what type of man you are going to be. I have to stop myself, though, because I keep envisioning who you will be, but that is not my job. My job is to make sure you are safe and healthy and build a solid foundation so you can be the man God wants you to be.
But most of all I cannot wait to meet you. Soon…very soon.
Love you more than you will ever know,
Good morning Teddy!
We’re going to call you Teddy until we find out if you’re a boy or a girl, does that work? Hope so! We called your big sister Teddy throughout the pregnancy because she, and you, look like a little teddy graham in your first ultrasound. So it’s only fitting. Speaking of your big sister…this morning Kendall asked me if she could talk to you. I said of course! She began counting to 20 and then sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She wrapped it up with a sweet kiss. It was the most precious thing ever! You are loved, Teddy. So many people who haven’t met you love you and I can’t wait for you to meet them!
Last night we met with who will be your mommy’s doula, a partner during your birth. She is so warm, friendly, knowledgeable and frankly anyone who loves Glee as much as I do instantly wins my heart. I’m so relieved to have so many big decisions about how you will be coming into this world set. Now I can focus on making sure you’re healthy and getting other things ready.
Love you more!