These things

a followable story

Baby Gus and the Restless Wife

33 Weeks and 2 days along and what to do, what to do!  Now it’s “hurry up and wait”…

Our furniture has arrived and the nursery is buzzing with new toys and I have never been more excited than I am right now.  Gus finally has a bed and clothes and toys and everything!  I think to myself about how lucky I am to have a healthy baby boy growing inside Whitney and I am so proud of how well everything has gone.  We are very lucky….

The Game is throwing a Baby Shower for us soon and it feels great to have everyone around us, be it family or friends, care so much.  It energizes us and makes us calm our nerves.

It makes it easier to expect the unexpected.  I see the wholesome smile on my wife’s face as she brings in bags of stuffed animals and books that I just know I will read over and over and over.  No matter what Whitney says and how many groans and grunts she makes I can not make myself stop asking if she is OK.  My alarms go off and I want to jump right into ‘go mode’.  She is an elegant mess right now.  Happy about the baby, uncomfortable about the pregnancy and restless for some trouble free sleep…

I do my best with her.  I rub her belly and poke at baby Gus.  I think sometimes he hears my voice and tries to reach out.  It’s amazing.  I keep rubbing the belly asking him if he wants to come out and play.  Not too much longer…..just have to be patient.

I can do that….

About the Author

I am a husband to a beautiful wife named Whitney and Dad to a wonderful baby boy. Yay! :) Damien Augustus Shaffer has come into this world on March 15th 2010. In my professional life, I have accumulated over 4 years utilizing a wide range of technologies to develop software solutions for my current employer. Most of this time was spent learning methodical approaches within different environments to broaden my programming knowledge and project planning abilities. These environments include both open source and Windows based development, mainly Web. I also dabble in Social Media and it applications in today's culture and marketplace. I consider it a hobby but some may say its an obsession. ;) I enjoy it immensely.
  • Beth

    Waiting is one of the hardest parts. And trust me, Whitney's going to have some more uncomfortable groans, but it will all be worth it! Good luck, parenting is the most fun non-paying job I've ever had!

  • Beth

    Waiting is one of the hardest parts. And trust me, Whitney's going to have some more uncomfortable groans, but it will all be worth it! Good luck, parenting is the most fun non-paying job I've ever had!

  • Lucas Shaffer

    haha! Thanks Beth. We had a class last night and there is just so much stuff to 'worry' about…ugh! Did you have your baby at Doctor's Hospital or Med Center?

  • Lucas Shaffer

    haha! Thanks Beth. We had a class last night and there is just so much stuff to 'worry' about…ugh! Did you have your baby at Doctor's Hospital or Med Center?