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A New Addition


Last week’s blogpost was all about the importance of family and how precious our loved ones are to us and how frightening it is when we experience the possibility of losing one. Well this week its the flip side…. this week i get to tell you about an addition to our family!

Yep my lovely wife is 14 weeks pregnant and we will be granted the gift of a new member in our family in October!

Its our first so we have some pretty special times ahead and i cant wait to experience them. So don’t be surprised if my blogs start taking a twist revealing some insights to my experiences in becoming a Dad. I am sure there will be plenty of lessons to be learned and i look forward to sharing them with you.

Lesson one has just been to enjoy the moment and start to take it all in. We have known for a couple of months now but i still wake up in the morning and feel enormous gratitude and am in constant awe at what we are creating together.

It really brings home what is importantย  and forced me to look at how i prioritise my life. Everything slips away into insignificance when you have something of this magnitude come into your life. In the end, nothing else matters so it really feels good to have this perspective on what is important.

What is important in your life? What is it that makes you get up in the morning and keep you focused on only the things that are special in your life?

This scan is from 11 and a half weeks and we have nicknamed the baby LBD for now which stands for Little Break Dancer. The moves it was pulling off in this scan were amazing! Must have got its Mum’s dancing skills ๐Ÿ™‚

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7 Comments to

“A New Addition”

  1. Avatar April 16th, 2010 at 8:20 pm Jennifer & Ben Ihle Says:

    Wow~ what a great news! Congratulation. Hope the new baby didn’t give mummy too much trouble. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Avatar April 16th, 2010 at 8:54 pm Kylie Doak Says:

    Hi Matt

    Congratulations to you and your wife! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The anticipation and excitement leading up to having a baby is just amazing! (and it’s no less exciting for each subsequent baby).

    I absolutely LOVED being pregnant … I enjoyed every kick, every movement (although a baby growing inside you that has the hiccups isn’t exactly the most comfortable thing to experience!!), I used to love watching my tummy move around, even the aches, pains and morning (err … all day!) sickness that came with each of my pregnancies … I loved it all!

    (yes, even being sick didn’t worry me because I knew that it was all going to be worth any discomfort – and it was!).

    Enjoy this stage of the journey to parenthood as much as you can (I know you will ;)). Your baby will be here before you know it!

    Congratulations again!

    ~ Kylie ~
    .-= Kylie Doak´s last blog ..How to Migrate (Export and Import) Posts and Comments Files From One WordPress Blog to Another =-.

  3. Avatar April 17th, 2010 at 10:03 am Toni King Says:

    Hi Matt,
    this is awesome news, congratulations to you & your wife.
    What a lucky little baby…it’s coming into a beautiful loving environment with parents over-flowing with awareness & gratitude.
    I wish you all the joy & harmony with your LBD addition to your family ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful news.
    .-= Toni King´s last blog ..Live Nuts =-.

  4. Avatar April 17th, 2010 at 10:22 am Sally Bath Says:

    Hi Matt,
    Firstly congratulations to you and your family! This is such wonderful news. Family and friends are so important to me too and are definitely at the top of my list. Being happy, taking time for myself and helping others are also important for me personally.
    I really look forward to reading about your journey in the coming months!
    .-= Sally Bath´s last blog ..Procrastination โ€“ How To Overcome It For Good =-.

  5. Avatar April 17th, 2010 at 10:24 am Linda G. Cox Says:

    Congratulations! How exciting! Like Kylie, I loved being pregnant! I hope your wife has such an experience! To think of the miracle of creation taking place in your wife’s tummy! It is amazing! There is no greater gift that we could be given! And to think of you, parents with awareness and understanding that the child is being born into! I’m excited for all three of you! My question is – are you going to find out what the gender of the child is? Are you the type of person that waits until Christmas to open the presents? Or are you like me, a control freak who likes to plan and prepare!? Either way, the end result will be life changing! I guess it already is!
    .-= Linda G. Cox´s last blog ..Our Children Are Stuck With Us =-.

  6. Avatar April 20th, 2010 at 12:57 pm Darlene Davis Says:

    Wow, Matt—Congratulations, my friend. You are going to be ONE TERRIFIC DAD! There is nothing in life as sacred as bringing a child into this world.

    You will feel vulnerability to the nth degree. Your heart and your outlook on life will forever be changed. I’m truly excited for you.

    Keep us posted (no pun intended)!
    .-= Darlene Davis´s last blog ..RoboForm Password Manager =-.

  7. Avatar April 24th, 2010 at 8:36 am Matt Says:

    Thanks everyone for your heartfelt words. Its a pretty exciting time and wonderful to share the news with others. Linda, we will be finding out the sex at the 19 week scan. I would be happy to wait but my wife is keen to know so i will go along with that. It will help with the planning anyway and we think that whenever you find out it will always be a surprise.
    Thanks everyone!

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