The 9-month countdown has begun…
So, there it is. Two little lines, and BANG! Iâ€™m going to be a dad again. Itâ€™s been 14 years since Iâ€™ve last seen a positive pregnancy test, and Iâ€™ve got to tell you, the mixture of excitement and downright panic doesnâ€™t really change. True, Iâ€™ve got a lot more experience under my belt, but then again, Iâ€™ve got a LOT more experience (Iâ€™ll be 42 in July). Wow.
We heard the heartbeat today, so my wife is officially 7 weeks along, and except for a few close friends and family members, weâ€™ve been trying to stay quiet and think happy thoughts. Weâ€™re finally out of the woods far enough that Iâ€™m comfortable telling people.
Comfortable may not be the right word; Iâ€™m still slightly in shock, but Iâ€™m significantly more optimistic about the outcomes. Iâ€™m going to be a dad, again. Itâ€™s an amazing feeling.
My head is still swimming with the news, but I hope this explains why I havenâ€™t blogged much over the last year, and why I probably will be sporadic for the next few years . IVF is a time-consuming process, but as I recall (sheesh, I sound like a geezer already), so is raising a baby. At least this time around Iâ€™ll have a couple of high-school students to help out. My two daughters are thrilled about the possibility of a little sibling; both are hoping for a brother, but as my mom put it, my â€śtrack recordâ€™s not so great in that areaâ€ť.
Other words of wisdom from my mom: â€śyou better get your ass to a gym.â€ť Iâ€™ve got less than 9 months to get into the best shape of my life; Iâ€™ll have a rugrat to wrestle. Life is good, and I need to be around for a long time to enjoy it.