When I last left you, we had revealed that we are having two boys, which hasn't changed. The boys are growing well and are on schedule to be here in November as planned. My prediction is November 7th or 8th, for no apparent reason at all. Pauline, unfortunately, has been getting more and more uncomfortable as the babies grow and I have been doing my best (failing at times) to make her more comfortable as best I can. Prayer is always appreciated, for a few things specifically, for Pauline's comfort, for the twins' safety, and ultimately for a good birth, we'd love it if Pauline could deliver the both of them without the need of a C-section, but know it would only be by God's grace.
In anticipation of the boys, we have been doing a lot to get ready. Mostly working on the boys' room, we have put the cribs together, put the sheets on the mattress's, spray painted the dresser, put new hardware on the dressers, hung curtains, my mom painted the room, my mother-in-law helped us reupholster the glider we got, and so many other things! Their room looks great and we have gotten to fill it with so many things for the boys thanks to the two baby showers we have had. We definitely appreciate anyone who was able to help us out, we are so very blessed to have such generous people in our lives. A special thank you to all of the men who were able to attend my "Dadchelor" party, we got so many diapers, it should help out a lot to not have to make diaper runs when the twins get here, thanks to my Father-in-law and brother Stephen for helping to make it a great party!
Benson is such a little firecracker now. He loves to run and play, rarely sitting still for more than a few moments. It can be tiring at times, but it brings me so much joy to know he is growing and learning as he goes. I feel a little bad for him, because I know he is going to be as big of a dork as his dad. Luckily I was able to balance myself growing up to be a decent combination of smart, dorky, athletic (at least in High School), and "cool" (whatever that may have meant in the 90's/00's). My biggest hope is that I can teach him the love of a Savior and rely on Jesus in his daily walk and hopefully be more bold than I was growing up, to step out in faith and see what God can do through him. I pray that for all my children and hope that I can teach them all through my actions as their father.
Here are a few of the dorky pictures of Benson:
We continue to anticipate the coming of our two little ones as they are closely approaching being ready for the world, we appreciate all of your prayers and words of encouragement as we become more and more excited.
Be warned that the next time I post it will likely be with a link to a new website to accommodate for the fact that I will no longer be a first time daddy, but instead will be a three time daddy!
Thanks as always for taking the time to read my thoughts and sometimes my out loud prayers, our family is truly blessed to have so many loving and wonderful people in our lives.
May God bless you in keep you, until next time!
P.S. Here are a few other photos to enjoy as well: