Since I am 31 weeks and I look like I should deliver any minute now, Andrew and I have been bombarded with these questions... "you must be so nervous", "you will never sleep again", and my favourite "do you think you're cut out for this fatherhood (or motherhood) thing?"
Really? You are really asking me (us) this? Do you think you are helping by asking these questions? What if we answered "we are scared shitless, please help us", "thank you for letting me know that I will never sleep again, that makes me feel so wonderful", and finally, "no, I am definitely not cut out to be a mother (or father), what were we thinking?"
I mean these comments don't honestly bother me (well maybe the whole questioning whether we are cut out to be parents does slightly).
Besides, I think most couples expecting their first child are nervous to some degree.
I think a few things have lead to us feeling less than nervous for Alice and Isla's arrival. The main one being that we worked hard for this. It was a very long year to get to this point. It involved a lot of stress, a team of experts and a lot of money. We really won the lottery in the end. Two for the price of one in many ways.
Yes we know our lives will never be the same. But that is the point really of all of this.
|Us, a year ago, in Whistler, BC.|
So call us crazy naive, but we are ready to embrace the craziness that will become our lives later this summer!