Monday, October 6, 2008

Baby's first photoshoot


The more I read and look up on the amazing journey of pregnancy the more amazed I am at the miracle of life. This has been a wonderful journey so far. I realized early on that there was a lot that I could either worry about or just trust that all things do truly work out. So I picked the Gordon B. Hinckley approach that all things truly will work out. When Rob and I first met and he was still in his wheelchair quite a bit of the time we decided one summer day to go swimming at his Aunts house. There where a few things we weren't quite sure about for this outing like how we would get him in or out of the pool, if he could swim ect. (A few little minor things) but we just figured that we would just trust there would be a way that we could figure it out when we got there. As we assesed our options we realized that because of the step entry into the pool that the easiest way for him to get in was going to be if I rolled him to the side of the pool and tipped him in from his chair. The only other thing was that if I tipped him in he was either going to sink or swim and we where not quite sure which one would be more likely. I told him I could jump right in after we tipped him in if it looked like it wasnt going well! Luckily he did swim and not sink and swimming has come to be one of the things Rob enjoys most since his accident. We figure it will be kind of the same with kids, a lot of things we will learn as we go, trust in the Lord, consult with each other, and be there to support and love.

25 comments:

Emilie and Branden said...

Dude. I'm so excited for this little peanut to make his entrance!! I wish I could have been there to see Rob pushed into the pool! Love you guys.

Tom & Emily said...

You guys are so amazing! Your blog was just what I needed to hear today, so thanks for sharing... as always:) We love you guys.

Emily

camille kempton said...

Hey girlie! I just discovered that you had a blog. I love the pool story! You will make awesome parents! We miss not seeing you every week anymore.

The Anthony Family said...

Candy......look at your baby's first big showing. SO exciting!! I hope you are feeling fantastic. I go into my doctor in two days to find out what were having. (Better be a girl--no pressure!)You knew that I was pregnant, right?, we talked. (20 weeks now- I feel like my mom...5 kids-yikes) Miss you guys a ton!! Loves! Becca

Lisa said...

How exciting! I can already tell that your baby is beautiful! :) Keep us posted.

HERMY said...

Love the story! I might use it while teaching relief society and quote you! Congrats!
Nicole Hermansen

-KJ said...

I can hear you guys laughing your faces off when you dumped him out! You guys are the best, and you will be as parents too.

Soooooooooooo, did you come up and not call me? Hmm? Next time, I won't let it slide! ;)

Lenny and Amanda said...

I don't know how I stumbled upon your blog,but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to say hello and also congratulations about the little one!! Parenthood is the best and you two will be great at it!! I hope you guys remember Lenny and Me, Amanda from school etc. I promise I am not the creepy blog stalker!! I invite you to come chieck out our blog anytime as well!! Hope all is going great..
Amanda

The Yoakum's said...

I can totally hear Rob now. Telling you to just tip him already. That is a great story. I am so excited for you guys. It was good talking to yesterday. I miss you guys. Keep us posted on everything.

Love You!

JENNIE! said...

look at that! I can tell baby is going to be beautiful already!
... glad rob didn't sink :)

Denise Ashworth said...

SO CUTE!!! I can tell s/he will be very photogenic. We are SO THRILLED for you guys!!! LOVE YA TONS!!!

Rob & Candace Simpson said...

Amanda and Hermy- thanks so much for the hello and comments. I tried to comment back but it wouldnt let me into your blogs. I hope you are doing well. Herm do you have any news for me?

Tara said...

Can't wait to meet your little peanut!

The Parrish Family said...

I love it! You guys are the most intune people I have ever met! You totally have it right TRUST in HIM and all things will come together! Love you!

Andrew and Heidi said...

Hey Candace - I saw your comment on the Kempton's blog and decided to stop by.
I'm so excited for you guys - pregnancy is such an amazing experience, so enjoy every minute of it!

GARNERDAZE said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I am so excited for you guys, I wish I was there to watch your tummy grow! We love you guys, if it is a girl, we will have plenty of boys for her to choose from...!

Mel said...

Candace!!!! I saw you comment on KJ's blog! Congrats on everything! You guys look amazing!

Jill Johnson said...

I am so glad that I get to follow along on your journey of pregnancy. When my brother and his wife were pregnant they named their baby Cletus the fetus. We called him Cletus until he was born. Funny huh?

Being parents is just like that. The best part is that the kid has never had parents before so it won't know if you are doing it wrong.

Brittany & Ryan Petersen said...

I worked at a pool from many years and one of the most inspirational things for me was this little old lady who was paralyzed on one half of her body. She would come to the pool every day and swim laps. It would take her about a hour to get her swimming suite, swim cap and everything together to even get into the pool. We all have are difficulties physical or otherwise but seeing this women made me think if she can do it so can I. I swim laps twice a week, it really helps with my scoliosis! I am thankful that Heavenly Father is taking care of us. Miracles Happen!

Lisa Hartle said...

Hello to our Vegas family! I was so excited when Nis gave me your blog address! Your baby looks absolutely gorgeous but that is no surprise have you seen you and Robbie? I love you both and I'm so excited for your growing family! Love you guys!

Katy Truman said...

I'm so excited for you guys! I actually found your blog through one of my cousins. We are so thrilled for you guys. You and Robby will be wonderful parents! Hey if you want to check our blog email at katy.truman@gmail.com and i will be you on our list. We went private a while back. Anyways you guys look great and i am glad you guys are doing so well.

Nick and Sierra Murray said...

Love the pict of your little peanut!!! So excited for you guys!! xoxo

The Thelins said...

What a funny story! I can just imagine you rolling Floyd up to the edge of the pool and tipping him in. What a funny picture. Also, you're a much better photographer than the ultrasound technician. I'm so excited for your little peanut!

Goodfellow Family said...

Hey girl, so fun to see the first pics. I am so stoked for you guys. Hope you are feeling good. You guys will be such awesome parents. Love to you both. Loves! Still waiting to hear when you come up. :)

The Almanza Family said...

Hey!! Just found your blog and glad I did!! CONGRATULAITONS!! How exciting. Im actually due not long after you.. May 15th. Cant wait to follow the pregnancy =)