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.