Saturday, September 13, 2008

And baby makes four!



...Five if you ask Kerwin because he counts the dog. Yes, we are expecting our second child. I am due around April 21st. I had my first OB appointment Thursday and everything looks good. I am feeling fine too. I am more tired than usual but I haven't really been sick at all.

Kerwin hasn't gotten into the whole baby thing yet. I think he is getting used to the idea but I don't think he will completely understand what's going on until closer to the time.

Kerwin had his first baseball game of the Fall league today. He played the whole game without his walker. He fell down a lot but he enjoyed the freedom. Rolgard and Erin are both helpers for his team so he is very excited about that.

For those of you who don't know who Rolgard is I should probably explain. When Kerwin lived in the orhpanage, Rolgard worked there in several capacities. He was kind of the guy in charge (made up the schedule, solved the problems those sorts of things). He also worked directly with the kids each day. American physical therapists and occupational therapists would come down on short term mission trips, work with the kids and then write treament plans for them. Rolgard would spend time with each kid implementing the plans that the therapists had written. The kids loved him. He gave them lots of one-on-one attention which they crave and he was the only male working there so he was kind of the father-figure for them all. So of course, Kerwin loved Rolgard. He was the only person Kerwin felt really attached to at the mission (in my opinion). Fast forward to this summer, Rolgard with the help of Erin, our friend we met last summer at the mission, has been accepted at Bluegrass Community and Technical College with plans to transfer to Jefferson Community College next year to take their Physcial Therapy Assistant program. This will allow him to work with special needs kids in the future with a background in physical therapy without having to go to school for 6 or more years. While he is attending BCTC he is living with my parents in their downstairs apartment. Kerwin has had a great time getting to hang out with Rolgard again. It is truly amazing that God has worked out all the details in this process.

11 comments:

Tyler said...

WOOOO HOOOOOO! Can't wait for the baby to come!

Aunt Rachel

Lisa said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting:)
God bless all four of you!
The Wells Family

Kristin said...

I am SO EXCITED! Congratulations!! Hope you are feeling well. April 21 was my due date with Nate--(and is his birthday: )

Renee said...

How exciting!!!!! I am so happy for your family. I am glad that Kerwin is doing well!
love you,
Renee:)

Raegan said...

Congrats on the newest Haake! Hope you continue to feel well and that Kerwin warms to the idea! Take care!

brenda said...

Congrats to you all! That's very exciting!!!
love, blane, brenda and isaac

Chapter Two Manmi said...

Congratulations! Oh how exciting for you! And I think it's so wonderful that Kerwin and Rolgard are able to spend time together again. That surely must be a comfort to your boy.
Many blessings!

The Rice Family said...

I went to Boone with Mike. I met you at Jason and Brandi List's wedding. Congrats on the baby! I bet Kerwin will love being a big brother!-Heather

heather&gerson said...

Congratulations-- that is so exciting!! Kerwin will be a wonderful big brother!!
Gerson & Heather

The Fiskeaux Family said...

How awesome! We get to go through this together, because I'm due April 23. :)

Let me know if you ever want to commiserate.

Jordan said...

o im so excited ! u know i will be your babysitter !
Love
jordan