And Baby Makes Three
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I'm please to report that Jennifer & I are expecting a new little vanOosten sometime around February 2011. Jenn's had a bit of a rough go (nausea and exhaustion being the new normal) during the now-finished first trimester; we're optimistic that things will go better for her in the remaining 28 weeks. Please keep her in your prayers.
While I've received a lot of encouraging words from friends I respect, I'm still quite thoroughly terrified about the transitions that await us. I do hereby acknowledge my mixed Frisian genetic makeup and remind the world that change is usually bad. To be fair I know that the little bugger is going to interfere with my blissfully selfish lifestyle, and that makes me squirm. On the plus side, each of my experiences of giving up self to make room for another has been a net-positive transition, in the longer term.
So! Watch as I buckle my proverbial seatbelt and brace myself for a wild ride. I'm anxious, but I'm trying to be faithfully optimistic, always forgetting and remembering that I'm not really holding the steering wheel, and that the Driver knows what He's doing.
Stay tuned for updates!