Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Along for the Ride

And now for a quick shift in authors - Tim here...

As you can see, Sarah is a bit excited about this baby business. And who can blame her? I'm just a little excited as well. Unfortunately, our roles in this experience are quite different. She gets all the fun stuff - she gets to carry the baby, she gets all of the attention, all the magazines are focused around her, she'll get all sorts of gifts at the baby showers, she has a brand new excuse to buy new clothes, and everyone is oh so concerned with how she is doing. And me? I'm stuck getting the cheese doodles at 11 p.m. because she feels like cheese doodles and schlepping around all of her new clothes and other gifts. I mean how is that for getting the raw end of the deal?

But seriously, Sarah is a great at being pregnant. Her complaining has been all but non-existent, especially considering the state that she is in. She is able to fake her health in social situations so that no one would ever be able to guess how nauseated she has felt. She took our holiday road trips in stride and has completely embraced her temporary foray into the world of the big-bellied. Hopefully the second trimester will bring with it less nausea and more energy.

My contributions to the pregnancy so far, other than fathering the child, have included some highly important matters. Such as, you ask? Such as maintaining the myriad timetables for the birth. As Sarah has already mentioned, there was some question of what date should actually be the due date, a matter since resolved. With the different possibilities it became difficult to remember what week of pregnancy we were actually in, however my mesmerizing Excel skills made short work of this herculean task. What else do I do? I drive, I clean, I take her out to eat when she tells me to, I tell her she looks pregnant and not fat, I'm just an all-around good guy. There is so little I can do in some aspects that I'm trying to make the effort where I can. I'm sure she'll let you know if I'm coming up short.

Anyway, I hope that you'll drop by occasionally and see what is going on. It will definitely make it easier for Sarah to continue writing new posts if she knows someone is reading them. Although, I think the primary benefit is just to give her an outlet. Thanks for stopping by.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

FYI, I did not bribe nor threaten Timothy to inspire the nice things he said about me in the above entry. Thanks, babe!

Oliver said...

I can't wait for my new little best friend to come out and play with me!!

lauradday said...

Mark and I are so excited for you! And I enjoy the blog a lot!

suza & bob said...

Get use to the hauling and dragging of all the FUN stuff Tim. Just to let you know, the stuff will multiply so prepare yourself or invest in a pack mule. Thanks for creating this so the family can keep in touch during special time for you guys. I don't think we are ready for this great uncle and aunt stuff, in one fell swoop we are feeling a little old.