Thursday, July 24, 2008

D-DAY... August 13, 2008, Guest Blog by Steven Nelson

It is official...

Cohen Eric Nelson will be here by August 13, 2008 or sooner. We set this date as Tif's induction day. We went to the doctor yesterday, and everything is still going really well. As far as the doctor says, Tif has not made any progress but the baby's head is still down, so that is good news. In regards to the date, Tif would like you to pray for the baby to come on 8/8/08 as she really likes the number 8 and believes this will increase the babies coolness level 10 fold.

As I come to grips with the fact that I will be a dad soon, I have to ponder what kind of a dad I will be. I mean... my actions will affect the choices he will make his entire life. What will Cohen grow up to be... What will he become... What should I instill in him.

For instance...

Will he be one with the Dark Knight or The Man of Steel?

Do I show him my all out devotion to the Baylor Bears, or should I push

him towards the much less expensive love of his LaLa and BEVO? Hook'em Horns.

Right BEVO. Sorry Pops, I just can't send him to Tech. Lubbock is just a cruel and

unusual punishment.

Is he an Elvis man or a Beatles Man?

Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John... Which one will it be?

He has to make some decisions and I will be there to help. I will introduce him to Seinfeld, Soccer, Dr Pepper, Lee Trull, Nintendo, Chili's Queso, ESPN, The Dallas Cowboys, SNL, The David Crowder Band, Harrison Ford, 12 Angry Men, and of course HDTV to name a few.

I think I am going to let Tif school him about Anal Thermometers, The Mall, and

Cirque Du Solei.

But in all honesty, I will love him. I will teach him integrity, faith, hope, joy, character, and everything my parents have taught me to be the man I am today.

Bring it On August 13.

36 weeks pregnant (T-20 days)


Ape and Brett said...

I can't believe he will be here in less than 1 month!! That is so exciting.. Cherish every moment you have left with him in your belly! As weird as this may sound, I miss being pregnant and feeling her kick inside of me. It was a feeling that only i could feel and it was so magical... NOW when they are here it is the happiest day ever!! The grow so fast, Audree is almost 6 months. I pray for a safe and healthy delivery!!

Anonymous said...

That was the sweetest thing ever! The world will become a better place on August 13, 2008!


Missy said...

You are so awesome...I am so glad you are taking such good care of our girl, she couldn't have found a better person...and you will be the best dad ever! Love you!!!