Any day now

Our last doctor’s appointment was quite nice.  The doctor told us that based on the babies movement and all the measurements and so forth that it could come at any time now.  It’s still a little weird and has a bit of a non-real feel sometimes.  Of course, now that the baby has grown a little, if I really need a dose of “this is real” I need merely to lay my hand on my wife’s stomach and feel him/her moving around and kicking at me.

Some days it seems like everything is ready.  That I am ready.  There will most certainly be somethings that we have forgotten, or simply didn’t know about.  That’s not that big of a deal.  We have made sure and gotten plenty of the essentials and even enough diapers to last at least a couple of weeks.  What I don’t believe that either one of us is truly ready for is the reality strike.  The strike that happens when you realize that, oh shit, I’m responsible for this little person.  I truly am not all that worried.  I think it will be more of an adjustment than anything.

Even so, the excitement that my wife and I share right now is so much more than it really has been throughout the first 9 months.  Soon we get to meet that little person.  If I disappear from here for a while, you’ll know why, but I really think that I’ll be sharing as often as possible.

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  1. I’m happy for you:)

  2. Northern_Girl says

    This is so exciting. I remember hating every second of both of my pregnancies but forgetting all of the agony once all ten fingers and all ten toes were accounted for. You are in for the adventure of your life…there is no way to completely prepare.

    All the best…and tell your wife that epidurals are the be-all end-all when it comes to labor pain. Really. Natural labor and delivery is just left of insane. 🙂

  3. Thatedeguy says


    At first, she was completely against the epidural, but I think as time goes on she’s “warming” up to the idea. That and we took the prenatal class at the hospital and they showed several clips of childbirth. If that doesn’t convince someone, I don’t know what will. 🙂

  4. You can do everything you can to “prepare”, but nobody is ever, truly “ready” for this. Even 18 years from now, you’ll still feel as if you could have done more. That’s not a problem, it just comes from wanting the best for our kids.

    My oldest just turned 18, last month. I’m still not ready…