November 2, 2010

Marvin the Martian

My sister-in-law Mandy is pregnant!

I've been meaning to write about this here but for one reason or another, the post never really happened. Well, today, two months and two days out from Mandy's due date, I'm making it happen. We've got a little nephew on the way! And we are so excited.

(We have no idea what his name is, but Mandy and Paul call him Marvin the Martian.)

Mandy and Paul's road to becoming parents has been a difficult one, and I don't want to go into a lot of detail here - but it's one of those stories that makes you grateful for all you've got. The day I found out they were expecting a little boy, I cried like a weird pregnant chick. I'm so happy for them, so in awe of happy endings.

I can't wait to meet ol' Marv in January! Burt Reynolds is going to be so stoked to have a cousin so close in age. And I bet Charlie will be, too. I can't wait to see our pack of boys roughhousing together.

(The picture above is a belly comparison, taken about a week and a half ago when I was 38 weeks and Mandy was 29 weeks. Her stomach totally dwarfed mine until I pulled up my shirt to reveal the huge naked belly.)