The Next Generation Begins

I am forgoing the normal “Weekly History” post this week for a special announcement.  It’s now been 12 weeks into the 36 weeks of the pregnancy of our first child. A big announcement that was hard to keep a secret until this point. 12 weeks is usually the point when most couples make the large announcement. Obviously, we told family and some others previous to this point. Our parents are very excited and everything is coming at us so fast, but it’s also extremely wonderful.

As a genealogist, this has another layer of joy for me. Now, officially, my tree and my wife’s tree are merged into one. Now when I do research on her tree, I’m actually doing it for my own child. They will come into this world with a pretty solid family tree already made for them. I’ve now ruined any fun and mystery they may find looking into their family history (haha.)

6 Weeks

From my wife’s description: I know, it’s hard to decipher this thing. Heck, it’s tough for me and it’s my baby’s first screenshot! (Well, it is a screenshot…) The big round part is NOT the baby, it’s the yolk sac. The tiny little blur between the arrows is the baby at 6 weeks. We’re 6 more beyond that and it has grown, but we haven’t had a new ultrasound yet. We did hear the heartbeat for the first time this week though!

Well, we’re taking this one day at a time and the mother is doing great. Completely prepared and also scared out of my mind of things to come, but in a good way.

About Brian Zalewski

I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. Since then I’ve done a lot of research not only for myself, but for friends and other relatives. In 2006, I married the love of my life, Darcy, and welcomed the birth of our daughter, Aerissa Jean, in 2010 and our son, Xander Lee, in 2012. I can’t wait to tell them stories about all of their ancestors.

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Comments

  1. Got a great idea. Name your baby Doctor,
    then it can get reservations and things like that easy.
    Give me a call.

    ….Dad

  2. Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations!

  4. gratulacje Brian

  5. Congratulations! I’ll be looking forward to hearing more about your adventures as a first-time dad!

  6. Brian says:

    Thanks everyone! Looking forward to all of the good and bad.brianjz

  7. Congratulations to both of you & the baby, too! The family lines continue forward!! Look at all the known family names you can choose from. There will always be missing pieces of the puzzle for future generations to continue searching.

  8. Congratulations!!!!!taneya

  9. Congratulations to both of you & the baby, too! The family lines continue forward!! Look at all the known family names you can choose from. There will always be missing pieces of the puzzle for future generations to continue searching.

  10. What exciting news! Congratulations to you Brian, and to the Mom and baby.
    Blessings to all of you!familyforest