Week 27 kicked off a few days ago! We have officially landed on a name for BS. Erin and I both brainstormed, and I came up with Gertrude and Ursula. As you can imagine, we did not go with either of those names (and was kidding of course). We will be keeping the name a secret ’til she pops out, so quit asking!
Hola from week #24 (plus a few days). We had our second ultrasound this morning, so I thought I’d use my lunch hour to share an update on our progress!
Seeing as how my wife is due at the end of May, we wanted to take one last vacation before our lives forever change. But… where do you go in the middle of January with a pregnant wife? After a lot of research, I came up with a 9 day road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway; something I’ve always wanted to do.
We started our trip in San Diego, and ended in San Francisco. We met friends along the way, enjoyed a blend of tourist sights and hidden gems, and saw some of the best sights in the country. I decided to document all of our favorite things along the way, so that someday I can hopefully help another expecting couple enjoy a great vacation before birth!
20 weeks + a few days now. The day has finally come… we are heading out today to build our baby registry. I’m guessing this will be quite different from our wedding registry, where I was able to sneak in a few secret scans for myself (I just had to have that office chair massager). Today will be filled crazy tiny wardrobe items, toys, diaper bags and a whole lot of pink. However, anything with a guitar on it will be scanned!
Hola family and friends. Just a quick update on the female bun in the oven!
The morning/afternoon/evening sickness has pretty much gone away, thank God! Erin’s energy is even starting to come back to normal. Typical 2nd trimester changes from what we understand. However, her funneled appetite of non-meat, fruit preferred meals has not changed. We are still going very vegan due to her heightened senses… which as a guy, kinda blows… but hey, compromise and sacrifice, right?
With roughly 19 weeks of pregnancy underway, I’ve finally completed plans for our last vacation before the little girl comes!
Today is the big day!
So… I was a bit off on my weeks in my first post. Erin was only 16 weeks along or so. Tomorrow kicks off week 18, and we should be far enough along to determine what BS (baby Sessink) will be! We head in at lunch to get the ultrasound.
It’s kind of like being a kid… when you have this awesome Christmas gift sitting in front of you from Santa, and you had no idea what could be underneath the wrapping paper, and all you wanted to do was tear it open. It’s the definition of surprise! But then you turn 18 or so, and you can pretty much predict every Christmas gift… clothes, money, gift cards, socks from grandma, etc.
Now, I don’t really want to tear Erin open, thankfully we have technology to see what’s under that wrapping paper… but the best part about this Christmas is we’re like kids getting that surprise all over again!
We will be sharing the news, but unfortunately most of you will have to wait until later this week. Sorry, parents get the privilege of knowing first! Feel free to guess, I have my own opinion on what BS will be
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As part of my new blog adventure, I felt writing about the upcoming biggest change in my life was appropriate. So… here’s my first update on being a dad (or… soon to be dad )
Baby Sessink (BS, as he/she has been nicknamed already) is already 17 weeks along. It’s crazy to think we’re going to be parents next spring, and kind of scary to be honest!
This past spring (when there wasn’t 10 inches of snow on the ground), I had an app idea. It was one of those “big picture” ideas that I had no clue how to pursue. My idea was a new kind of social app… one that allows us constantly online folk… to find things to do offline.
Well it turns out… I wasn’t the only one with this crazy idea. This week, I discovered the Circle app. It’s been out since early this year, but only with recent updates the past few months has it taken off, and is now one of the top 5 free apps in the App Store.
I’m not a hosting expert… so I lost my previous site when I switched hosting providers. I hope to bury this post soon!