Pregnancy Update

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yes, I am in fact still giving pregnancy updates. My due date was on Monday, so I'm 2 days overdue. I went to the doctor and he said that it didn't look like I was getting the much closer. I had a feeling that would be the case, but I was still hoping. Luckily though, he did promise to induce me after my next appointment if I still haven't given birth. That means that I will have had the baby by Tuesday, August 5th. It makes me feel a lot better to have a light at the end of the tunnel.

In the meantime, he gave me a 50/50 chance of having the baby before then. It seems that both Tyler and my mother are rooting for Monday. My mother because her plane ticket is for Friday, and Tyler because he has an Organic Chemistry test on Friday. They both made me promise that I wouldn't go into labor before then. I told them that I'd give the baby the message. But I have a secret...I didn't give the baby the message. I'd like her to come sooner rather than later, so it's all good to me if she came today.

Anyways, life is good here at the Seversons. Tyler's still studying and working away like usual, and I'm just chilling waiting to pop. It's been pretty boring not having a job and not having a baby yet. I'm glad I quit when I did, though, because I haven't been feeling fantastic and I've been sleeping a lot.

We'll post the good news and pictures as soon as we have some good news and pictures to post. Thanks for caring about us!

Getting Really Close

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's been a fun week for me. Last Thursday, my little sister Hannah came to visit for a few days. She's 10 years younger than me and I've never had much of a chance to spend a lot of time with her. Unfortunately, I was still working and then I had a few days of not feeling very well, so it wasn't the best visit ever. We did take her school shopping, though, which was fun. We got her lots of cute clothes. In case any of you guys don't know, Tyler is a great shopping partner. I think he really likes to go shopping. Hannah would be in there trying stuff on and he would be getting the sales people to help him find a shirt that matched a particular jacket, or trying to get their opinion on an outfit. It was really cute.

On Monday, I went to SLC and picked up my brother Dayne from the airport. While there, I dropped Hannah off with the aunt she's been staying with. Dayne left on his mission yesterday, but for the few days he was here, we had a lot of fun. I took him shopping for the little things he still needed and we mostly just hung out the whole time. It was nice to be able to spend some time with him and see him of at the MTC. I'm sure he'll be a great missionary.

Unfortunately, this week wasn't nearly so fun for Tyler. He's studying away at Organic Chemistry. He has a test on Friday and has been working hard for an A. He keeps telling me that I can't go into labor until after he takes the test on Friday, but we'll see.

Speaking of that, I'm only 4 days away from my due date! I went to the doctor on Monday and he said that I will probably at least go that far, but I'm hoping it'll be sooner. I know most first babies are late, so probably I will go late too, but that doesn't mean I can't hope. Today I'm going to go walk around the mall for a while (it's too hot to walk outside) and see if I can get things moving.

Oh, one final thing. Our hamster finally figured out what it's running wheel is for. She's had it for 2 months and has never actually run on it. Then last night, she ran on it for like 2 hours strait. We are very proud of her for figuring it out.

Hopefully our next post will be some good news!

Fatherhood Weighs Upon Me

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Meagan is due with our first baby in less than two weeks, and it's put a lot on my mind. That being said, I shamefully present:

Reasons I Will Probably Be A Terrible Father

1. I still enjoy off-brand macaroni and cheese with hot dogs cut up in it. If I'm feeling ambitious, I'll make grilled cheese to go with it.

2. My suggestion for decorating the baby's room consisted of a picture of Jesus next to a poster of the Beatles, "so the baby would know who the five most important people ever are."

3. If asked, "Do you prefer to wear pants or not?" my answer is always the less socially acceptable one.

4. When my child enters Sunbeams class at church, she will very likely raise her hand and ask if they can sing "Stairway to Heaven" after "I am a Child of God."

5. When my children ask questions like, "Why is the sky blue?" there is a strong chance that I will mention the electromagnetic spectrum and absorption patterns.

6. I can't even remember to clean my hamster's cage.

7. I won't have a real job until I'm in my mid-thirties. This further means that my child and I will most likely have "homework time" together at the dinner table. When she asks if I can help her with her spelling words, I may reply, "Yes, but only if you help me with gross anatomy."

8. Most things that touch my hands strike the floor shortly afterward. I may end up developing a very short bungee cord that ties around my wrist and her ankle, just to prevent such issues. I will attempt to market this device and make approximately $7.43.

I'm sure there are more. I'll post as they occur.