We're Facebook official, so I guess it's time to be blog official.
I hearby introduce you to Russell Wilson Aloysius Beastmode Jlaw Francis Pankow.
I should point out, while this is clearly the best name for our baby, Kim hasn't signed off on it, yet. Heck, we don't even know if baby is a double X or an XY. What we DO know...is that, come May, we won't be getting sleep, anymore.
I've been going back to the early days of this blog (back when it was diaryofdadtobe.blogspot.com). It's been fun to reminisce. I expect this to be a completely different experience. I mean, I will have an 8 year old and I am doing this with a new wife! A wife who will be "geriatric age" when the baby is born. I mean, I've always know Kim is way older than me (9 whole months), geriatric makes me feel like I'm married to a grandma.
We are now safely into the 2nd trimester. Just past 12 weeks. Dr. says Russell looks great! We did the blood test for genetic testing last week and are waiting for the results. This should also tell us what flavor of baby we're having.
We broke the news to Desmond a couple weeks ago. I wanted to tell him right away! If you know me, you know how terrible I am at keeping secrets. But, we (I) stayed strong! And, it turns out this was a good thing as Kim was right. The second Desmond knew, he wanted to spread the word. We went to the Halloween carnival at school and the first friend Desmond sees, he blurts out, "Did you know my stepmom is pregnant????"
The friend's response, "*blank stare* No."
Desmond: "She is. She's pregnant!"
Friend: "Cool. *runs back to the carnival festivities.*"
The next week we began receiving congratulatory emails. Turns out, Desmond broke the news to the class. In his words, the boys didn't care, but the girls were really excited.
I am proud to say that I am the best partner ever! To help Kim out, I have been making sure to get plenty of sleep so I am well rested and able to be awake when the baby arrives. I have also been helping her prefect her already amazing cooking skills by letting her cook dinner every night so she's ready to feed a larger family in a few months Finally, I have been doing my best to stay out of her way by playing video games as often as possible leaving her to peace and quiet.
So, in case you can't tell, everyone is excited. Kim is excited for everything. She's wanted her very own baby since she was 5, I think. Desmond is excited to have a sibling. I sympathize. I always wanted a sibling and I am happy for him that he get to experience this. And me...it's another chance to train a superstar left handed pitcher that will help me retire happy.
More to come. I will probably need to reinstate categories like, "When I'm a dad, I promise not to" and the "Baby picture of the day." We'll see. But, for now, start saving you money so you can contribute to our baby registry!
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