Or am I the only one?
Hope you good folks dont find the following stream of consciousness post seeing as how I think I've popped into this section of the forum two or three times during my tenure here. Being a woman, the wife is obviously a tad weird about who we tell first and how we tell them. Seeing as how we share a lot of mutual friends who are married/couples, she doesn't want me to talk about this with the guys in fear that they will tell their respective spouses which will apparently betray whatever unspoken girl code that applies in these matters. [/pseudo misogyny]
Anyway, just needed to get stuff off my chest as I believe there are a good number of parents on here. Wasn't planned (we have a trip to Europe planned for next September and were to begin putting some elbow grease behind this when we got back) but were happy. Being a walking cliche, I've already begun crunching numbers in my head. I just got done raising money for and helping to open a baby store called Wonder! ( http://www.shopwonder.com/ ) and holy fuck this shit is expensive. There was a crib there constructed completely of lucite that was $5k. Who the fuck spends that kind of money on that shit? Already researching the school district were in. One of my clients is good friends with the Pritzker family here in Chicago - I had an email all typed up asking to see if he can help us get our kid into the Pritzker school here. Realized that was a tad premature so it's sitting saved in my "Drafts" folder for now. Maybe Ill send it out next week.
Obviously concerned about how good or horrible of a father I'm going to be. I always believed in the mindset that one would never be "ready" to have a kid - that you sort of have to take it as it comes. Obviously going to test that theory.
Foremost concern is the health of my wife. Close second is health of the fetus. Wife was diagnosed with a septate uterus 5 years ago. We had it fixed with no issues, but a small miscarriage concern still exists.
Apologies of none of this made much sense. Long story short: she's preggers. Were happy. I'm nervous.