I guess it’s been a long time coming. But now that it’s here it feels like it came quick. When Erin caught the ol’ baby fever, it seemed like it happened over night.
Took me a lot longer.
And guess what? Now I’m anxious as hell to meet this little dumpling. It’s been a whirlwind of appointments, nerves, questions, doubts, laughs, sads, and wonder. I definitely wonder what the gender is. I wonder who they’re gonna look like. I wonder how Mom would have been so overwhelmed and probably overbearing; something I’d give anything for now. We’ve already shared tears among my family, knowing that dumpling won’t get to meet Mom. And so I’m also left wondering how we’ll experience her through our kid.
I’ll just be frank—so far there’s been a lot of suck. Lots of barfing and that sucks. Lots of nausea and that SUCKS. Erin says it’s like feeling constantly car sick. Now that I can empathize with, because I get the worst motion sickness you could imagine. There’s been a lot of laying on the couch, and a lot more takeout because I only have so much in me to be able to carry most the day-to-day. And we’re only just barely in our 2nd trimester. But what a trooper! My wife keeps getting up and going to work, despite how awful things have been for her physically. Now that I can’t empathize with because I’m a huge baby and I’m my own boss, and my boss is VERY lenient.
So we trudge forward. Like we did yesterday. Trudged straight to the froyo shop. We’re taking advantage of the little treasures, stressing about money, worrying about the genetic testing results and overall are just doing it. Just completely unsure of what we claim to be confident in, in hopes that we can prop up the other’s doubt with our hope. Just totally head over heels for the dumpling, and trying to take it all in.
Below is a video we made of some of our closest peoples’ reactions. Enjoy and share. Thanks for your support and excitement—we hope you feel invited to commune with us and live life with us as our family grows!