A lot has gone on in the Arévalo household over the last few weeks. For starters my knee is feeling a lot better and on Wednesday I'll be 2 months post op. I'm feeling great and slowly but surely getting the strength back in my leg and knee.
Two weeks ago we got to celebrate my mothers 50th birthday, which was a lot of fun! Her birthday was on October 1st and I called and wished her a happy birthday. Her response was "Did Brooke remind you it was my birthday?" I of course told her that that was not the case (which IS the truth) but rather that I had just woken up and called.) We chatted a bit, she asked if I was coming to visit her for the weekend and I told her I couldn't make it, but what she didn't know was that we were planning on surprising her and my brother and sister-in-law were flying in on Friday and we were going to surprise her on Saturday.
As you can see, she was pleasantly surprised. It was a great evening we got to just celebrate with my parents and my brother and my new sister.
Also new is that our Alynne is going to be full term in two weeks! Which means that she can come at anytime in the next 2-5 weeks! We're hoping she comes a little earlier than her projected due date (Nov. 17th). We are incredibly anxious to meet her and hold her in our arms. It has been quite a journey over the last 35 weeks to see her grow.
I must say, my wife looks absolutely, amazingly gorgeous! So week 35 is upon. Next month I'll be a father, holding my daughter in my hands. It's exciting and at the same time incredibly scary to think about. But I wouldn't change a thing! I'm looking forward to seeing her grow and teaching her how to talk and watching her learn how to walk. I keep thinking about having daughter-daddy dates, taking her to the Museum of Natural History and showing her the dinosaurs. Answering all the questions she might have about the animals. Reading to her before she sleeps at night and letting her know that she is safe with me and that I will always protect her. Fatherhood is perhaps the biggest responsibility that I will ever have in my life.
We also recently took maternity pictures and will be putting those up sometime next week. We both are really looking forward to being parents and are so incredibly lucky to have the support of our parents and have a strong Gospel loving community. We hear it all the time from our friends, they always are offering to help us out with whatever it may be that we would need, even if its just 30 minutes that we need to nap, we have a great community that is willing to help us and that is more that we could have ever asked for. Hope you guys enjoyed my update on our lives.