Friday, November 25, 2011

Gobble Gobble!

Hi everyone!!  I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving and gobbled till you wobbled!

38 weeks and 5 days and we are still on baby watch.  I know I have bragged about her before, but Megan is amazing!  Tony and I are both in constant awe of her.  Even still, she is understandably ready for Zoey to come out.  I told her the other day that I wish I could take on some of the discomfort and eventual contractions for her, she said “that’s sweet, but you couldn’t handle this.  This is women’s work.”  And she’s right!  It makes me wonder where terms like “the fairer sex” or “weaker sex” even came from!

We both started our leave this week.  Tony I think is the most relieved.  He hasn’t taken a sick day or vacation day all year to save up all his time for after Zoey is born, which means he gets to stay home with us for 2 months, but also means he was running pretty close to empty there at the end. 

We have decided that I will not be returning to work after my leave is up.  That’s right I am going to be a stay at home daddy!  We have had many discussions about this, and have decided that this is the best move for our family.  To be honest I am absolutely blessed and grateful that we are able to have me stay at home and take care of our daughter.  I know not everyone can do that.  Still it is an adjustment and the social worker within says “who will save the world if not you?!?”  LOL!  My ego sometimes I tell ya. 

 Okay, I hope everyone is enjoying their turkey coma, or not having to battle too hard to find that perfect gift!   


  1. You guys are so close...! Must be nice to have some time off to mentally prepare and focus on Zoey and Megan. She sounds like our surrogate, very direct and straightforward. I like the comment that "this is woman's work" true. Bill is going to be a stay-at-home-daddy too. For a while, anyway. GOOD LUCK with everything moving forward.

  2. Yaaaaaa for stay at home Daddies! I love hearing that and I can't hear it enough. I'm so happy for you guys, I can't wait to see that baby Zoey has safely arrived.

  3. So excited for you guys! I may stay at home for a while too. You and Bill will have to give me pointers :)

  4. Being a stay at home parent is truly priceless. It's a sacrifice..but totally worth it! So glad that you are able to stay home. Treasure it!