You looked cute in your ultrasound today. You sucked on your wrist, stuck out your tongue, and they said you were over 7 lbs. and doing good. I can't wait to meet you. We plan to go to the hospital for induction on Wednesday. I am so excited to meet you that I decided to write you a letter about how you came to be:)
Mommy and Daddy met at church. We had some friends that hung out with us together so we really got to know each other. When daddy asked me out on our first date he knew I was busy...but I canceled my other plans because I thought he was too cute to pass up:) We dated for about 10 months before we got engaged. We got married about 6 months later.
Mommy and Daddy were married 5 years ago on June 30 (which might be YOUR birthday). This is also a special day for mommy because her parents and grandparents both got married on that day and she made profession of faith at church on that day when she was younger.
Here are some pictures of Mommy and Daddy 5 years ago on their wedding day:)
One of the things I love about your daddy is that he almost always answers his cell phone:0
By the way, Daddy loves orange Gatorade:)
Mommy loves chocolate chip cookies and other sweets:
You are going to be named after these awesome dudes:
About Mommy and Daddy:
Mommy has done many things since she has been married. She is a teacher, she has coached HS&MS Volleyball, she has been a soccer and volleyball referee. She has enjoyed scrap booking, couponing (http://www.beingdutchgetsyoumuch.blogspot.com/), and photo and video editing.
Daddy has also done many things since he has been married. He has been an irrigation tech for many years, and has made our own backyard look amazing. He is an accomplished drummer and has played for church worship for years and even wrote some of the music for mommy and daddy's wedding. He also wrote a drum recessional for a friends wedding. He loves 4-wheeling in the Land Cruiser and I'm sure he can't wait to take you jeeping in the mountains with Grandpa and Grandma Shaler. In fact, when we knew you were coming into our lives, we celebrated by going jeeping.
Since we knew about you:
Mommy has has a hard pregnancy with you little man- but it will all be worth it:)
Daddy has been awesome taking care of mommy and can't wait to meet you.
Mommy has been blogging about each stage of pregnancy, so you can read about it when you grow up:)
You will get to live in Colorado. Mommy grew up in Iowa, and daddy grew up in Colorado and Nevada. Colorado is great because of the sunshine, low humidity and friendly healthy people. Here is the view of the mountains from your front porch:)
You are going to have lots of people that love you.
Your Uncle Kyle and Aunt Lori
and cousins Caleb and Isaiah:
Uncle Chad and Aunt Christine:
Uncle Kyle and Aunt Davina and Cousins J.T. and Camille:
Grandpa and Grandma Shaler:
Grandpa and Grandma Nibbelink: And lots of other friends!
Little man, please be good on your way out on Wed. or Thurs.:) If you want to come without giving mommy much pain she would love you for it, but either way...we will love you! See you soon.