Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Sunday

Today we drove to Southern Illinois to visit your Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa. This year was special because Aunt Judy and cousin Beth Ann now live there too. We had a nice dinner. At Great-Grandma's request the special cheese potatoes your Grandma always makes for holidays were made. Beth Ann doesn't like them. She said you only people who are older than 30 like them. I guess in a few years when she gets older we will see if she changes her mind!

I was glad to see everyone because I missed the special birthday party a few weeks ago. Baby Brennah turned one year old. Her mom Beth Ann had a big party. Your Grandma and Grandpa were there at the party. They love Brennah. Singing and reading to her make them happy. Grandma especially loves to teach her things, and Grandpa loves to play puzzles. I imagine these are things they will do with you some day. This is a picture of Brennah when she visited your mom while I was recovering from hip surgery.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Maybe, maybe not, hopefully so

Dad has been excited about the prospect of a little baby. Today he encouraged me to take a pregnancy test. It was negative. I was sad, but dad tried to take my mind off of it by changing the subject. He took me out to lunch, to the movie and then to a musical. He is good like that.

This afternoon I studied my spreadsheet. Since I am a scientist it is one of the things I enjoy doing. I have been keeping track of all of the signs my body might make to suggest that you are on the way. By my review I figure there is still a chance you might come this month. One more week until we know for sure. It is a bit unusual (but special) that your mother figures like this. It is because I am a doctor, and my work is the human body.

I feel anxious about finding out if our wait is over, or if we will need to wait longer for you to arrive. I have been working to prepare for your arrival, so much love is waiting for you. When I look in the mirror I see a glow in my face. I figure that must be a good sign. You will recognize the glow some day. It will be around the smile you see as I watch you do all of the amazing things your little soul will love to do.