I remember the queen-sized bed as spacious, roomy, and super comfortable. I had all my pillows, she had her pillows and our comfortable blanket. Now, the overstuffed bed has become a cluster with…wait for it…a maternity pillow. How’d this happen? The mom-to-be is 30 weeks which means in just 10 weeks, I’ll be a first-time dad.
This all started when we…well, I think we all know how babies are made at this point in life. I’ll spare you the details.
However, as a 42-year old first-time father to be, how does this work? I’ve seen how it’s done; I have two brothers that are fathers and a father of my own, but to actually BE A FATHER? Is there an instruction manual that comes when the baby is born like when you buy a new TV and need the set-up info? At the hospital they tell you “Congratulations! It’s a girl! Here’s the manual that comes with your new bundle of joy. Turn to page 38 for customization instructions.” Imagine? HA!
I’m joking when I ask about an instruction manual, but there is a very real uncertainty that comes along with being a first-time father. As I embark along this journey, this is a place for me to talk it out (vent it out) with you and share my experiences. It’ll be honest, funny, tongue in cheek, but blunt accounting of what’s to come and what will be.
Speaking of that… from here on out, all dates will be punctuated by B.B. (before baby) and A.B. (after baby) because I have a feeling that in 10 weeks, life will never be the same again.