Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brittany’s Big News

When Doug approached me with the chance that he might have an opportunity to work in the Middle East, my biggest concern was to make sure I was not out of the country when Brittany and Randy start their family. 

I knew that after the wedding on March first, they would focus on starting a family.  They have been seriously dating for over four years. The wedding date was set over 18 months before March.  It would be time to start working on babies.

However, before I told Doug that moving out of the country was a good idea, I asked Brittany the "baby" question.  "Hey, Brit, when do you think you and Randy might start looking to have kids?" I was very casual. I didn’t want to share Doug’s opportunity and distract from the wedding planning and fun.

Brittany told me that probably they would start working on their family in a year or two.

Great, I thought.  That will fit perfectly with Doug’s time in the Middle East.


The first month Brittany and Randy tried to conceive, they were successful. Bingo!  Homerun!

Obviously, we are thrilled and excited.  However, do I wish it were a year from now.  It is going to be really hard participating in this wonderful event all the way around on the other side of the world.

Ok, I won’t complain any more. As Brittany told me, "Mom, I don’t manage my family planning based on your schedule."

I will just have to deal with it.

That said . . . WOW – YIPEE – SUPER – IS THIS FUN OR WHAT?

Brittany (my baby) is going to have a baby.  Her due date is January 21.  Doug and I are going to Florida for Christmas and I will be staying in Florida until after the baby arrives.  I hope we can have a baby shower and do lots of shopping before the big arrival.
Baby Bowlin's FIRST photo. 

Last week Brittany went to her first doctor’s appointment and had an ultrasound of little Baby Bowlin. OOOH. That sounds so cute. I am sure the little sweetie is going to be so very cute.

Be sure to keep watching for updates on the big event. It is going to be a lot of fun and I am positive Brittany is going to make a fantastic mom. 


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