Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Suspense is Killing Me!

I just noticed that I haven't blogged since Wednesday. The issue there is that the birth of our second child is imminent, but she appears to be quite happy hanging around in my wife's abdomen. According to previous ultrasounds, the due date was April 13. The original due date is this Monday, April 17. Conceivably (no pun intended), my wife could walk into the room as these words are being typed, and say, "It's time." Unfortunately, that hasn't happened yet.

In the meantime, I have been making lesson plans and photocopies like a madman to make sure that I don't leave my substitute (whoever it might be) hanging out to dry. I know what it is like to be a substitute teacher, and I never want to leave a sub in some of the positions in which I found myself.

So this post is just a little reassurance to my thousands of loyal readers out there (snicker) that I haven't gotten lazy, just overwhelmingly busy as my wife and I (and my 22 month old soon-to-be-in-for-the-shock-of-his-life son) prepare for the arrival of our daughter. Back during my 20s, being a father always seemed like a strange proposition for me. Being a father to two children will be more surreal than I can currently imagine. I don't think reality will truly hit me until both kids are home, and my wife and I look at each other with loving eyes and ask each other, "What in the hell have we just gotten ourselves into?" We can't wait to find out!

Good Day to You, Sir


Super Mom said...

Congratulations! Well almost. (Smile) I hope that things go well and that the birth of your daughter goes as smoothly as possible for your wife. Your life is certainly going to change. And your son will certainly have moments of "what is going on?" But I have to say that the second is just as wonderful as the first. There is NOTHING more special than holding your child for the very first time (regardless of their birth order). Again, I am excited for you and your wife as I know the joy, the pain, and the intense change (for the better) that you are getting ready to face. Well take care and be well!!!
Super MOM

George said...

Excuses, excuses . . .

just kidding! Wow! Already! Call me when you get some time and we'll toast her arrival.

Chanman said...

Thanks for your encouragement Super Mom. And after reading your treatise on day care centers, I am doubly glad that my wife and I decided to take the financial hit and have her stay home for the next year, maybe two.

George, I will be calling you soon. Your email is also on our mass alert list that we will send out after she is born.