Everyone’s Having Babies – Day 12 #30DBC

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I think we are amidst another baby boom. And If you don't see it perhaps you need to get out more. I'm seeing pregrant women everywhere, my friends are all either pregnant, just had babies or are about to in the next 9 months. No joke, my Wife became pregnant earlier this year and just 2 short months later her best friend since childhood was pregant too. Her sister just celebrated 2 year old birthday for her son. My other friend just told me she is pregnant too!

And so I must admit that with just 3 short weeks left for our Claire to arrive, it finally hit me. I'm going to be a dad!

It takes no time to say those words and to think about it, but until all this baby talk started surfacing, I didn't really comprehend what it meant for me. My life is about to change, and hopefully for the better. I can't say I'm ready for fatherhood because everyone tells me that no matter what I think, I will never be ready. But I have to say that I have had a little bit of experience raising kids. At least from a relative's perspective. In Mexico, things are different than they are here, families are big and everyone participates in the raising of children.

Parenting and child development comes from cousins, unless, aunts and other close family. Not just the immediate nuclear family members. So I have had my share of diaper changing, child rocking and other similar things so I'm technically ready. I also am older than the average parent, 32 and so I think I'm emotionally ready as well.

Only time will tell, and well I'll tell you how it goes on this blog. I'm probably going to have a little section for my parenting adventures. Stay tuned for more.

On a side-note, today is day is day 12 of the 30 day blogging challenge and things are going really well. I have to catch up on the reading, curation and commenting for the past two days but check it out if you're interested or want to follow along.

7 Comments

  1. You will do fine!

    Ever notice that when you buy a new car, you start to notice all the cars just like yours? 🙂

  2. I agree with Dennis, you will do fine. You’re also correct, there is no such thing as an adequate manual. The only advice I can give you is enjoy every moment. My first is off to college, and my second is about to graduate high school. The years go by in a blink.

    • Thanks Cliff. I’m sure I’ll be “fine” but we’ll see what that really means. LOL Thanks for the advice, I’ll be sure to hit you both up for questions sometimes. How did the car buying experience go?

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  4. I think the whole baby boom thing is just going on with you because many of your close friends are probably around the same age and probably married around the same time. We have gone through so many phases of friendships. Our friends that divorced, we no longer hang out with but used to hang out with all of the time, but since their relationship statuses no longer “relate” to us, it doesn’t make for much in common. Then, my siblings and friends started marrying and having children, so we had a new baby boom going on. I started very early, but my 2nd pair I had right around when most of my siblings and college friends did. A lot of it is timing I’m sure.

    • Interesting Sinnary, didn’t think about it like this. I guess I’ve just been seeing a lot of baby stuff all over TV and online and stuff. Or is Google and advertisers getting so good that I’m seeing all that because I’ve been searching here and there about babies?

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