Surprise, Surprise #2

Well this weekend I’ve had quite a number of surprises.  Yvonne for Father’s Day has been doing a multi-part father’s day gift.  For part one of four, on Thursday Yvonne gave me a great shirt.  No, it’s not a Bucks shirt.  It was a “Proud Daddy” t-shirt.  And yes, I’m a proud daddy.

Part two was our “Date #2” on Friday.  Part four was a game day with some guys.  We wound up just playing Wii Fit and watching Eric and John make fools of themselves.  I just make a fool of myself in front of my wife, not other people.

What happened to part three, you ask?  Some of you might have noticed the title of this post.  It alludes to an earlier post by Sloof Lirpa on April 1 of this year.  The contents of that post talked about us having another kid.  Well it’s no longer April Fools and the next April Fools is a long way from now.  Yes, we are expecting child #2.

It is very early in the pregnancy right now.  Saturday afternoon, she gives me part three in an envelope with the pregnancy test.  This part wasn’t her original gift to me, but she changed it on the fly cause she’s slick like that.  Positive pregnancy test.  Our response was much different this time around.

Even though we’ve had such difficult problems with Caleb’s sleeping, we knew we never wanted just one kid.  It’s made us have second (and third and fourth and so on) thoughts about having another child, but it just never seemed right to give Caleb the sole pleasure of torturing us alone.  We weren’t explicitly trying to have another child, but we weren’t not trying to have a child like we were before when we got pregnant with Caleb.  We just knew we didn’t want to have them far apart in age.

So yes.  We’re happy to be expecting.  Of course we’d like a girl this time around, but it’s all in God’s hands.

Prayer Requests:

  1. Since Caleb is still not sleeping well, he has 9 months to get his sleep in gear.  PLEASE PRAY for this not just to happen in a few months, but to happen now.  The toll of not sleeping is not comprehensible to a lot of you, but lack of sleep does no good to anyone.  (Caleb did sleep extremely well yesterday.  Keep praying!)
  2. Pray for a healthy, sleepy baby. It is VERY EARLY in the pregnancy.  Yvonne is only 5 weeks along, so anything can happen at this point.  That’s why we covet your prayers.  Yvonne will be seeing the OB shortly, so we can’t confirm until then that the baby is good to go.

clarification of april fools

for those of you who read the last couple blogs, i need to clarify.  i’ve had a few people ask me questions, obviously confused by the blogs.  no, i’m not pregnant.  and, yes that was my hubby trying to be humorous for april fools day.  the funny thing is that some of it is part truth.  a few months ago, if you had asked me if we would have any more children, i would have told you, “we had never wanted just one, but now one just might be enough.”  Life post-Caleb has been physically and emotionally challenging for me (despite my lovely son).  But, once again, God is at work in my heart.  He is far bigger than even my own fears of being unable to handle postpartum again.  God, the almighty and holy Creator of all, can certainly take care of me and my family.  So, chris and i actually have been talking about when we want more munchkins.  Not right now, but we do want our children to be close in age…. all in God’s timing obviously. 

have a look at our cute family (Dole Plantation & Hanauma Bay):




Surprise, Surprise

As most of you know, Caleb wasn’t in our plans. He was quite a surprise for us, since neither of us wanted kids yet. But he’s been such a blessing for us (even though he still doesn’t sleep well), and we wouldn’t want to have it any other way.

So now that Caleb has come, Yvonne and I have started talking about #2 and when that’s going to happen. We never wanted just one child. It was always 0, 2 or 3. And we never wanted our children to be too far apart. 2 years, maybe?

Well #2 was not going to happen yet unless God had another surprise for us again. Well, God is always surprising us, huh? #2 is a surprise again. I should go register and just to make sure.

Elisabeth is kind of a boring name though. Maybe it should be Leia Wong or Padme Wong. Well maybe not Padme. I could think of a whole mess of insults for that name. I started looking up names, and I found this interesting one. Mara Jade. You should read her profile. Quite interesting, I must say.