The SamuraiMarine

Thoughts, Philosophy, Life and Love

Our next adventure…

Well… My wife and I are about to embark on our next big adventure in our lives.

About two weeks ago we discovered the completely unexpected, but not unwelcome, news that we are going to have a baby.  At the time of my writing this, she is about 6 1/2 weeks along, so we are expecting to have a little package arrive sometime around the first part of February 2011.

We actually had given up trying to have a child.  We were told that we would not be able to have a child.  This was not for lack of TRYING, I mean, like they say… that is the fun part.  Trying to have a child.  But it never happened, so we just figured we would not worry about it and have fun.

I have had a couple people tell me that it is not a good idea to have a child at our age.  I am 41 and my wife is 40, she will be 41 when the child is born.  There are stories of people that have problems with pregnancies after the age of 35.   I understand this, but I also think that in this day and age, where people are having children well into their 50s, that my wife and I will have no problems at all, as long as we stick to the doctor’s advice and make sure we take care of ourselves.

I will not lie to you all… I am nervous.  But that emotion is joined with several others… Fear, Excitement, anticipation and anxiety are a few of these other emotions that I am feeling.  I am sure that these are the same feelings that all fathers have felt when they first got that news that they were expecting.

In all… this is going to be great.  Between my wife and I and our friends and family that will be part of this child’s life, there is going to be no lack of love in the child’s life.  That is the most important thing.

Samuel Wright
Writer / Father / Listener / Philosopher
I am a starving writer living in the backwater of California, in a place known mostly for Buck Owens and Valley Fever called Bakersfield.

This site is my release. A place for me to talk about things that annoy, please, or excite me.


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  1. Russ P.

    Congrates to both your and "The Nat"!
    Remember to ask the doctor to include the Instruction Manual, Warranty papers and Return policy when he deliver your little "bundle-of-joy".

    Oh crap, I forgot, kids don't come with those sort of papers, especially the instructions. But, do you know something, I still think you both will manage just fine. After all, if I was able to raise three responsible citizens, then you guys can.

    God, Alla, Yawee, Jehovah or whatever other name may float your boat, be with you!!

    • Funny… I think that kids are probably the best example of that old saying, "Of the best laid plans of mice and men…"

      I have all these ideas, plans and thoughts of how we are going to raise the kid. But then another quote comes to mind… "No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy…"

      Not that the baby is an enemy, just that no matter what plans Naty and I make, they will probably not make it much past the birth. Everything else will be a crap-shoot. 🙂

  2. I would love to hear how this has all turned out. Do you have a follow up blog to this post? Let me know.

    • SamuraiMarine

      Actually, Jay. If you look further, I wrote a whole series called "Countdown to Fatherhood". I was pretty proud of that series and would be thrilled if you read it and commented.

      I have been quiet recently, and am writing some more articles.

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