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Steady As We Go

April 5, 2006

We had another checkup at the doc yesterday. They looked at the heart rhythms and movement of the kids, and measured their respective amniotic fluids. And the little overachievers looked pretty good. Plus, the wife met her weight gain goal. So we’re greenlit for another week of eating, resting, and waiting. Thirty-two and a half weeks and counting.

In other news, I went to the baby section at Target yesterday and stopped dead in my tracks. I think it was the combination of the smells of all of the Johnson’s & Johnson’s Products, I don’t know. But I just breathed deeply and realized that I’m going to be a father very soon. I’ve been doing so much, and worrying so much, and thinking so much, and talking to so many doctors, and thinking about all of the huge responsibilities and obligations and ethical decisions ahead that I missed a little something.

I’m going to be the father. And I’m sure, as everyone constantly reminds me, that will be more difficult than I can possibly know. But it will also have moments of joy and laughter, and love and fun. And I can’t wait.

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5 Responses to “Steady As We Go”

  1. [REDACTED] says:

    People are full of crap, Mike. Sure, it’s more difficult than you probably think, but it’s also more awesomer than that. People just like to whine.

    By they way, I like your new profile picture.

  2. sonja says:

    It’s really, really hard. AND it’s really, really awesome. But here’s the thing. It’s like the central American people believe there’s a duality about it … everything that’s really really good has to be balanced with a certain difficulty. The smiles and the giggles that are just for you. Yep … I can’t wait for you either.

  3. Liz says:

    I don’t think it was that hard. Maybe on night, before my milk came in and she cried all night. That was the worst. For me the hardest part is worry. Am I good enough? Am I doing this right? How can I be a better mom? If I didn’t worry so much, it would be a breeze.

  4. Dad says:

    Being a father and a “daddy” far outweighs the tough times . There’s nothing quite like that sloppy kiss or hug and those words “Daddys home”!

    Dad

  5. Greta Davies says:

    I’m so excited for you that you got to take a moment to relish and anticipate fatherdom. You are going to be a splendid daddy, Mike.

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