Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Preggo Visit #2

We just got back from our second baby appointment to see our midwife! Jen is doing just wonderfully. She is right on track with the baby-making process and is feeling much better now that the second trimester has begun.

After a few more weeks of thinking about this whole pregnancy thing, I am much more excited than I was originally. It is beginning to seem real, now that I can start to see her belly getting bigger.

I have talked with friends over the past few weeks and I have definitely nailed down the #1 coolest thing about having a pregnant wife: The miracle of life. It completely baffles me how there is a little human being forming inside the abdomen of my best friend. I have been interested in science for many years now, and I think that nothing has made me shake my head in amazement as much as pregnancy. It gives me a new perspective on Psalm 139:

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Jen thinks it will be a boy, and I think it will be a girl. It'll be fun to see who turns out being right. We've already chosen a boy first and middle name, but are still discussing girl names. We still have a lot of time to figure that one out. All I know is that it is going to be so awesome when I can feel the little fetus kicking. I can't wait.

Lastly, on the last day of school, my cooperating teacher and the class surprised me with such a loving gift basket full of baby stuff. Jen and I felt so loved after such a wonderful display of generosity! We couldn't be more thankful to all of those who chipped in.