Monday, November 05, 2007

Jimmy's first post:

Well, for those who know me, it would take the occurrence of a major life event for me to “blog.” It just so happens that a major life event has occurred—I’m graduating from college next month. But even that event is not a blog-worthy event. Let me tell you what is….. A while back, Yvonne and I planned to go out to dinner to one of my favorite places. All we had to do before hand was stop in and talk with some friends for, “just an hour or so.” No problem, right guys? Well, that hour turned into two, (which was not a problem cause the friends we were visiting were both fun and friendly) and Jimmy started getting hungry. Jimmy’s favorite place was now closed, and Jimmy was getting grumpy. So Jimmy settles for something he doesn’t really want to eat and they go home. Yvonne is patient and loving with Jimmy (because she’s awesome) and tries to get him to get out of his low blood sugar pity party. Jimmy eventually realizes he is being a schmoolie, and apologizes to Yvonne. Ok, enough third person, here is where it gets good. A few minutes later Yvonne comes over to me with a little wrapped present. I’m thinking, “Man, I should apologize more often for things!” I can’t quite figure out what is going on as I unwrap the little gift. What do I find inside? Smartwool socks! I love to hike in Smartwool socks, base-layers, and hats…but I notice that these are a little small for my size 13 toboggan shaped feet. These are really small, not the small of, “Ooops I got the wrong size small” but the size designated for those under the age of 2. I’m not a bright man, so I ask Yvonne why she got these for me. And then, slowly, the light begins to dawn as she is smiling at me. We find out the day before Thanksgiving if it will be a boy or girl. I don’t know that I have ever been more excited for anything (other than marrying you babe). It’s a big bag of mixed emotions: excitement, fear, love, anticipation, and joy. It is big time now, we have another life to look out for. How grateful I am to be a dad, and the perspective that gives me on life. How I love my wife. How I hope I don’t make too many mistakes! Here is a picture of those little Smartwool booties that sit on our bedroom dresser.

Our due date is April 4th. Which, for you fans of Yvonne, you might recognize as her birthday. We were not trying for that, but we'll take it.

17 comments:

Evonne said...

WHAT?!??!?!?!?!??! I'm dying right now! I couldn't be more excited for you. Ahhhhh! And our babies will be close in age (just a month or so apart). Yay, Drake family!

p.s. Hi Jim! Welcome to the blog world!

Devri said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so excited for you two! Congrats! Keep us posted! YEAH!

ClaysJenna said...

YEAH!!!! Hooray congratulations! I am SO excited for you guys!! yeah yeah yeah!!!!!

Chandie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I could not be more excited for you!! Yay!!! I'm of course rooting for a boy... my little man only has girls being born all around him right now :) But I am so happy for both of you!

I'm the Mommy, that's why! said...

Yvonne!!! Oh my gosh, that is so exciting!!!!! I am so happy for you two. Congratulations.

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Janet said...

That's the cutest story I've heard in a long time! Ahhhhh! Can I babysit? Contratulations and hugs and warm wishes for a healthy pregnancy!

Michelle said...

I am so happy for the two of you. Congratulations! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Traci said...

Yvonne-
That was a way sweet post from your hubby! And a great way to break the news!!! Yippie! I am way excited for the both of you. You 2 will be great parents. Keep us informed. I have a huge smile on my face!!! How fun if it's born on your b-day. That happened with my son- he was born on his dad's b-day!
So does this mean you were pregnant when you had your awful fall and blood clot mishaps? That's a little scary!!!
Loves to you!

Barker Family Fun said...

Hey it Roni. WOW I never knew thats so exciting. I'm just so happy for you. You will both be fantastic parents. Love You

kristenita said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! so exciting! congrats, I am so excited for you guys! (and also awesome that they make baby hiking socks.)

Whittier 3rd Ward said...

Yvonne, I am so happy for you guys. I bet your Mom is happy to have a grandchild close by....

Take care of yourself

Auntie Cherie

aaron said...

Congrats, that IS exciting! Jim described it best as excitement, fear , joy, etc...all in one! I bet you guys are going to have a boy...

pamelasue said...

Yippee! I am so very excited for you both! That is great news and will be so fun to keep up on the progress. Nice blog, Jim. Loves!

Mardi said...

Lady with a baby coming through :) I think that is a quote from Grease, but it has been awhile so I could be wrong. Congratualtions to you guys!

smgdmbwa@msn.com said...

WOW! That is such great news and so exciting also love your story Jim.
We are so happy for both of you and know you will be great parents.
Also congrads to the grandparents!!
Wendell & Sue

KiLee said...

Congratulations you guys! All the best!

Clayton and Susan Leonard said...

awww... that was just the sweetest story I've ever heard. awww... that's all I can say. I'm so happy for you guys! Awwwww... :P