This baby has been in the plans for quite some time. In fact, we’ve been trying to get pregnant on and off for a few years now, interrupted mainly by my wife’s student teaching and a little bit of hopelessness. But we’re good now. And did I tell you we’re excited?!
It’s funny how they say that you’ll know what you’re passionate about when you think about and can relate it to every situation. After all the excitement about the whole thing came, I started churning the numbers in my head. The baby is due next February, so that means we’re going to meet our insurance deductible this year and next year. We also had to add an extra category to our budget for the time being to make sure no one needs to feel bad about splurging on pizza and french fries. And then there’s the maternity clothes, baby clothes, future diapers, and all that other fun stuff.
I also get overwhelmed sometimes by the fact that I don’t know what the heck I’m doing, and I have no idea the amount of work I just signed up for. My wife has been perpetually sick for the past month and a half, and I’m barely keeping up with cleaning the apartment and making sure she isn’t living on just ice cream.
Of course, that’s completely fine with me. I love kids. We have 13 nieces and nephews on my side of the family and all of them love me (except for the one who cries every time I look at her–we haven’t been around the family most her life so she’s definitely got some stranger danger tendencies going on). When we go visit my family in Utah, I almost always prefer hanging out with the kids than with the adults. They’re my peeps.
In my heart of hearts, I sort of kind of want a girl. I’m not sure why, I just tend to get along better with girls–and they’re cuter and less smelly/stupid than boys. Although if we end up having a boy, I’ll make sure to delete that part of the post so he doesn’t grow up with some sort of complex. Anyway, we’re both excited for this new adventure. Honestly, I have no idea what I’m going to do when the baby comes and all I’ll want to do is chill with my baby or sleep, but I guess if most parents can handle it, so can I.
Yay for baby!