Thursday, April 14, 2011

One Month Left

If everything goes according to plan, I will have my first child in exactly a month.  If you read my earlier post then you may be wondering if I am finally into it.  Am I feeling connected?  I think so.  I’ve felt her kick, I’ve felt her hiccup and I’ve felt her move around.  Sometimes I talk to her.  We even have a little inside joke — I put my hand on Dee’s belly and she goes completely still.  Then we laugh and laugh.  Man, this kid is hilarious.

Plus, every time I see a baby I want to hold it.  Then I want to run away cackling and stow it under my bed for safe keeping.  Don’t worry, people with children, I won’t actually steal your baby.  Only because I don’t want my daughter to grow up with her father in jail.  I still want to keep your adorable baby, though.

So, yeah, I’m into it.

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If I am to believe everything that I’ve ever been told about having a child, it’s going to be the worst thing that ever happened to me and the best thing that ever happened to me.  I won’t get any sleep but I’ll love those moments when she falls asleep in my arms.  I won’t get to do anything for myself anymore but I won’t care because she’s now my number one priority.  I will get poop on my hands but I will like the taste.  And so on.

I don’t know how much of that I can believe but I don’t really think it matters.  In the end, it seems like you’re never really ready to become a parent until you are one and then you figure it out along the way.  I guess it’s good that my one real skill is that I’m pretty good at figuring things out.

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3 comments:

  1. "...you’re never really ready to become a parent until you are one and then you figure it out along the way." Couldn't have said it better myself; you are definitely ready! Please remember: breast milk is for the baby, but it does make a good creamer for your coffee.

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  2. And you will get poop on your hands ALOT but you will not like the taste....who told you that. That's gross!

    You will however hold your baby in the air and she will giggle and laugh and a long line of drool and spit will fall all over your face and in your mouth and you will gag a bit and wipe it away and then lift her back up in the air, taking the risk again- just to see if you can can possibly again be the reason she laughed with her entire soul!

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  3. tear..you are going to be the best daddy ever. i can't wait to see it.

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