I mentioned in my previous post that I had to go to a doctor’s appointment with my wife. The reason is because that was her very first ultrasound appointment. That’s right. She’s pregnant. I’m going to be a father for the first time.
I was tired when we first got there, but once that picture came up on the screen, I was wide awake. I was seeing my child. It’s still a little hard to believe.
Since my wife and I have been telling people, we’ve been getting the same 2 questions over and over again.
1. Do you know what you’re having?
No. It’s still too early. We probably won’t know if it’s a boy or girl for another 2 months.
2. Are you ready?
I always give the same answer to this question: “As ready as you can be before your first child.” Because, until you have a child, you don’t know the full extent of what you’ll have to do.
I’ve been babysitting my nieces and nephews for years, so I’ve had a bit of experience with children. The thing about that is, when you’re babysitting, you give the children back. It’s not a 24/7 job. So, all the experience in the world won’t fully prepare you for when that moment finally comes.
I think I’ll do a good job when my baby finally gets here (at least, I hope I will), but, luckily, if there’s something that comes up that I’m not sure about, I have a great support system. My mother lives very close to me, so I can always go to her. Plus, both of my brothers are great with their children and I can always talk to them about it. I’m sure that once this baby is born, they’ll get tired of getting calls from me.