Earlier this month Sheena and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary. In addition to that, now we’ve got a baby on the way! The due date is supposed to be on September 19th, so we’re just counting down the days. It’s a very exciting time for us, but I don’t think reality has sunk in yet. I know that things are going to change for us just based on how the lives of our friends with babies have changed, but I guess I’m not ready to accept that fact just yet. Sleepless nights, dirty diapers, taking care of another human being that fully relies on you… that’s a lot to take in!
Things are happening quickly. Luckily we’ve got our parents just a stone’s throw away, so we’ve got plenty of support. That simple fact makes me really appreciate all that our parents have done for us. Especially because of the fact that they really had nobody to support/assist them. Add that to the barriers they were already facing (lack of language, culture shock, and just simply trying to make it in America), having a baby is a huge task to handle. But they made it work and did it very gracefully. Seeing that my parents could make it work is very encouraging for me and gives me to confidence to go through this journey. Sheena and I are very blessed and have everything we need and want at our fingertips, so if our folks could raise a family with almost nothing, we better be able to do it with all that we’ve been blessed with!
We don’t know the sex of the baby yet, but I’m a planner, so I’m trying to dream up some names. Right now, we’re calling him/her “Muttoncurry”. If you have any suggestions, lemme know!
Here’s Muttoncurry’s first baby pic: