Monday, September 26, 2011

This is getting real

We are about 3 weeks from having this kid, so like sensible people we toured the hospital we will be delivering in. We have a friend that is also going to be having their baby at the same hospital in December so we went on the tour together. I don't know how to explain this to people that aren't in the head space for having children, but we are very glad that most of our friends are also in the baby frame of mind. Knowing that your friends motivations and concerns are similar to the ones that you are having makes it easier to be candid about how this affects your life.

The wife's last day of work for a very long time is this Friday, the friends that went on the tour with us the wife is already on bed rest because of early contractions. In a few short weeks my life is going to be diapers and feedings, strangely none of this puts me off. I'm ready for the pregnancy stage of this process to be over, it's not hard for the men in the relationship because we cannot help all that much. Foot rubs, and cooking is all well and good but I cannot carry the little guy for her and let her get some uninterrupted sleep. Easing her discomfort is all well and good, but I cannot absorb any of that discomfort. Mostly I have to watch and respond.

8 comments:

  1. As a guy who's still a couple years away from having kids, you're right, I can't imagine this. I never even thought to tour the hospital before having the baby. I guess it would help, though, for when I show up drunk and late.

    (I'm kidding, I hope)

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  2. I'm so excited for you. I love babies and having babies and all that crazy jazz.

    Best of luck to mom and baby.

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  3. Don't underestimate the comfort of you always being there for her!

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  4. Congrats man, hopefully everything goes together smoothly.

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  5. The first couple of years for me were ok, but at 2 they start developing personalities, thats when it gets cool.

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  6. Good luck with post pregnacy life, I doubt it will be a cake walk

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  7. Hope it goes well for you!

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  8. Hey congrats! Wishing the best!

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