{Husband's Letters}

Tuesday, November 05, 2013


Dear Sweet Baby Mama, as the days pass on, your pregnancy beauty grows more and more. I'm so excited to be by your side throughout this process. You are the bravest woman I know!!! Dear Little Babe, today you are almost 14 weeks old. We have watched you grow on our iPhone apps and have recently learned that the roof of your mouth is fully developed. I want you to know how excited I am to take you on hikes, teach you how to cook, and watch you catch your first trout! Dear Parents, the thought of raising up our child is both overwhelming and exhilarating. I think we should start saving now for our baby's therapy instead of their college tuition. Dear Emma, I love the way you look in overalls and flannels. Throw in a baby bump and you've increased your go-to maternity swag by a thousand points!

Love,
Tim

What advice do you have for me as a new dad?

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the best advice I've ever seen, whether this is your religion or not it's worth a read.

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2011/10/love-her-mother

Congratulations to you two. Babies are the greatest miracles.

Jaclyn Journey said...

I am so unbelievably happy for you!!!!!!!!!! xoxooxoxo

sadie said...

sweetest post ever. :)

Robyn said...

Amazing and beautiful. You two are just such a lovely couple

Amanda Washburn said...

Oh my. You two are too sweet for words. Thank you for sharing your love, adventures and stories with us. I have no doubt that you will be wonderful parents. While we don't have any babes of our own yet, I hope to remember to live by example and teach them to love selflessly, die to their human nature and to live intentionally. Enjoy this new adventure!!

Janie said...

Congrats Loerkes!

My only words for you are that God is good, and in His infinite wisdom, He made babies incredibly resilient. He knows we parents will mess up, but getting to know you two on your blog has let me know that this bundle will be blessed by you two.

Hollie said...

Y'all are so stinkin' cute! Congrats!

Georgia Christakis said...

Not a parent but enjoy every moment, they won't be tiny long. Hope you guys have a safe, comfortable and uneventful pregnancy and birth :)

Casey Adkins said...

As a wife and a mama three times over, first I'd like to say a huge congrats! Your heart will just never be the same, friend. My advice--be supportive of your wife. Whatever that looks like. Paint her toenails when she can't anymore, forgive bad moods, let her nest and nest and nest even if you think it's insane to clean the car out again. She'll need to. Let her sleep. Let her cry. Let her rant. She'll need to. Pregnancy is beautiful and weird and wonderful. Enjoy it, Loerke's!

Darcy said...

Congratulations! I've been wondering when this news would be announced - such an exciting time.

Anonymous said...

Let your wifey sleep in on Saturdays :)

Regan said...

Love your wife. Also, find a little something that only you do with your baby. It could be bath time, it could be a 30 minute stroll after dinner, but it will become a decades long ritual with your children and offer your wife a much needed 30 minute break every day. My hubby started that when our daughter was 6 months old and now he still does it with our son as well. Life is good, God is amazing, parenthood is hilarious. Enjoy!

Kelsi said...

I have to second the suggestion of the Love Her Mother article link posted above. That is a fantastic message! You two are going to be such wonderful parents because your friends. Parents who are friends with each other can't help but have children who want to be friends, too.

Jen said...

Such a sweet picture, congrats Em, Tim, and River!
I'm sorry I don't have any advice for new dads. I. Sure you'll figure it all out just fine :)

Venessa said...

Enjoy every minute of little-ness. They grow too fast and while some moments seem like forever (when crying at two a.m. with no end in sight), you'll look back and realize what a small blip it is. My oldest will be graduating high school in seven short months and I can not believe how fast time has flown. You will be an amazing dad. Like the previous post-et said, love this child's mother and all will be well!

Becca Zimmerman said...

My boyfriend Luke tells me I look good in overalls and flannels… things I never thought I'd hear, but I'm so thankful I do!

Jessica said...

So very happy for you both!! Parenthood is such an amazing adventure! You'll love it!

Amyisms said...

This is one of the sweetest letters EVER!

Kimbojamma said...

Advice? Love, love, LOVE! Enjoy. Laugh. Joke. Explain why. (Bible never talks about the rod without reproof and reproof is explaining why.) The world will revolve around him for one or two years, THEN it needs to revolve around you and Mama. It will revolve around him again when he is an older teen and has places to go and things to do. OH and that reminds me...TALK to your littles a lot. Get into their heads and hearts and NEVER STOP. Find out what's in there. What they think about, what they are interested in, why they like certain things etc. because if you don't continue to do that as they grow, you will be following them around as teenagers wishing they would tell you what's in their head...but they won't tell...because you trained them for years that it didn't matter to you!!! Come up with questions or meetings just like you guys do your 5 questions every week. OKay, I guess that's enough. I could add soooo much more ie pray, pray, pray but you'll do fine. My credentials: Son, 18, daughter 16. Raised my kids in church, explained why a LOT, and kept heart connections with them. Get compliments plenty about how mature they are (bc I always explained stuff to them ie outcomes of this action or that experience) and I have the greatest joy because they think I am awesome and tell me all the time. Sorry for so many words. You're gonna do great. As long as they have happy memories, they'll never remember hard days. It's the homes and families that get divorces where they kids suffer soooo much. Love y'all!

The Real Me- TLF said...

That picture is absolutely charming!

Dana said...

I am so ridiculously happy for you two (and River)! Parenthood is THE best most life-changing experience!! My advice is: God, your marriage, the kids...in that order. It's easy to let the children become the center of your world (they are so cute and fun!) But draw close to God always, pray together as a couple each day (even if you're sleep deprived) and your children will feel loved and cared for when they see your relationship with God and their mama is strong. My second bit of advice is to cherish time as a family...never take it for granted...as it goes by far too quickly.

Molly Roberson said...

Tim I'm so proud of you! You're already an amazing Dad! Quality time & intentionality is best! Keep the Lord at the center of your life and go to him daily about your fears.
I love you
-M.

Danielle Meier said...

Oh my goodness Loerkes!! I haven't kept up the past few weeks with your blog, and through reading here (at work might I say; I needed a pick me up!) I found out you two are pregnant! I literally teared up reading your posts. I know I don't know you, but feel like I have some idea of who you are as a couple, and am so happy for you two! Congratulations! I'm so looking forward to all the adorable blog posts to come!! :) -Danielle M. Seattle, Wa

Today's Letters said...

all of your advice was so wonderful! thank you!!!

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