Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We have been fruitful and multiplied

(note from Mel: Chris wrote this yesterday but we decided to wait until he was clear of surgery and awake before posting)

Holy...


About 5 weeks. Double confirmed, two different tests, two different days, one week apart.

Projected due date is sometime around the second week of April; with a margin of error of -1/+2 weeks, so from April 7th 'til around up to my birthday of April 27th (Mels term has been almost exact to her due dates with the previous two kids).

No, this was not planned. Yes, we were on birth control. Yes, it fails sometimes. Yes we're ABSOLUTELY THRILLED about this... over the moon.

Yes, it complicated our already complicated life infinitely more... So what... We're having a baby!

Yes... I recognize the inherent hazard of releasing a Junior ME onto the world... One of me was already too much. Too bad, the world is going to have to lump it.

Yeah, I've been a dad to two wonderful girls for almost 7 years now (7 years this Christmas actually; and they're almost 9 and almost 11); and yes, my stepkids are MY KIDS dammit, and they always have been and always will be... No different from my birth child in my heart and my mind (though unfortunately not in the eyes of courts)... But this'll be my first actual baby.

Damn...

36 years old, first baby... At least Mel is only 31 and we don't have to go through all the "pregnancy over 35" stuff; and she's been through this twice before, so it's not exactly a surprise to her (and given the number of cousins I have, dealing with babies isn't new to me either... just the actual "reproducing" part).

Damn...

Unfortunately, both of our mothers have passed before they could share in this with us... But both of our fathers are still around, and OVERJOYED at this news.

Damn...

Both our moms are gone, and amazingly enough, very few of our friends are in or recently our of "infant producing" stage (most of our friends either had their kids very young, or are 5 or 10 or 15 years older than us... or are 10 years younger than us), and due to our odd wedding circumstances we never even had any wedding presents never mind getting baby stuff; and our kids are almost 9 and almost 11, so we have NO baby stuff and nobody around to give us any.

And we're broke, and baby stuff is EXPENSIVE...

Mel is working on a baby registry at Amazon right now: http://www.amazon.com/registry/baby/3FTHDCS99TJU6

Damn...

Well... Just about the time we hit toddler phase we'll have two built-in babysitters ;-)

Damn...

I'mna be a babies daddy

Damn...