Hi guys. This is Kevin. Ali doesn’t even know I’m writing this. I’m not even sure if she’ll want to post it. This might all be for nothing! If she doesn’t want to post it, I’ll start KevinLuvs.com and really teach her a lesson!!
For real though, updating her blog is important to her. If she doesn’t have something to post, she gets a little stressed about it & my job right now is to alleviate her stress. That’s why I decided to give her a day off & write something myself.
I don’t know how closely you’ve followed along with this pregnancy journey but, like the majority of pregnancies, it’s had its ups and downs. The 2nd trimester was probably the happiest I’ve ever seen Ali. She felt strong, happy & beautiful. We were fortunate enough to take a trip to Hawaii during the 2nd trimester and I’m sure I’ll remember it as one of the happiest times of my (pre-baby) life. Even if it’s a short, weekend drive to the next town over, I highly recommend a “babymoon” for any parents-to-be.
The 3rd trimester hasn’t been as cheerful. Ali has a condition known as “uterine irritability,” which basically means she gets Braxton Hicks contractions all day every day. Our doctor even told us that Ali has a pretty gnarly case. She probably didn’t use the word “gnarly,” but it’s intense. Even though there have been a lot of tears and sleepless nights, I have to say, she’s handled this like a champ. I would’ve gone insane a long time ago, and she’s maintained a positive outlook throughout. I’m not just saying this to sound like some great guy, but I’m totally in awe of you women & the things your bodies go through. I always knew where babies came from, but didn’t really understand it until this pregnancy. It is the most incredible thing and I’ve loved watching Ali go through it. Not just the physical transformation, but everything. She’s changed as a person at a very deep level. It’s been amazing to witness and I can’t wait to see how well she wears motherhood!
That brings me to the next chapter of this story… we’re about to be parents!!! I do occasionally have little freak outs, which I imagine is totally normal! Little 30-second panic attacks. I’m sure every new parent goes through this. But lately, as soon as that starts, a different part of my brain quickly puts me at ease. I honestly believe that we are days away from starting the best part of our lives. Everyone loves talking about how hard it is to have a newborn in the house! I’m sure that’s true, but that newborn is gonna be half-Ali & half-me. I’ve never loved anything more and I haven’t even met her yet. I know that the next few years of our lives will be the best years of our lives. I know that we’re about to experience the best thing a person can experience. Yeah it’s gonna be tough at times, but that seems like such a small detail compared to the fact that we created this human from nothing. A year ago we decided that we wanted to start a family, and any day now, we’re gonna meet the world’s newest person. I feel insanely fortunate.
Also, on a different note… I recently realized that in a few weeks, I’m gonna have a baby strapped to my chest when I’m taking all of Ali’s fashion photos. Forgive me if the quality decreases.
And finally, I just want to thank my beautiful fiancé for taking such good care of our little girl! Ali, I’m thankful for everything you do. Every day that you’re “cooking” that little baby, I thank you. All of the books and blogs and apps that you’re constantly reading… thank you! You’re gonna be an incredible Mom.
Alright I’m done here. We occasionally run into folks that read Ali’s blog & they’re always such nice people! Thanks for being cool & thanks for reading.
I suppose I should plug my radio show while I have you! I’m a co-host on Valentine in the Morning on 104.3 MyFM in Los Angeles. It’s a fun show! You can listen via iHeartRadio worldwide. Alright I’m done. Go Cubs. Bye.