Friday, October 26, 2012

Random Thoughts


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We’ve entered week 26, and my wife’s ankles have swollen beyond recognition, I try to remain positive, telling her that no, they really don’t look that bad.  She sleeps with anywhere 4-7 pillow in the bed and the bathroom trips have picked up again, mainly due to the gallons of water she has consumed.

But somehow, she has kept her sense of humor intact.  She remains upbeat and positive and keeps me laughing through it all, which is more than I could say if the tables were turned.

On the way home from work a few days ago, she stopped at the grocery store to “pick up a few things”.  She arrived home a half an hour later with three or four bags full of the most random contents on the shelves, it looked as if she had swapped grocery lists with Rain Man.

“I thought you were just picking up a few things?”  I said to her, confused as I searched the contents of her bags.

“Pregnant and hungry is no way to go to the grocery store.”  She mumbled through a mouthful of triscuits.

And on that note, here are some random thoughts from the week:

We ventured out into the shopping mall last Saturday and I immediately noticed that I’ve fallen into no man’s land as far as age groups are concerned at the mall.  You’re either a teenager, an employee, or retired. There seems to be no middle ground.  I felt like Michael Doulgas’ character from the movie Falling Down as I stared at the teenagers who wore fashions I couldn’t comprehend. 

The other night my wife and I were on the couch (Her feet in my lap of course) when the phone rang.  We looked at each other, puzzled, as if to say Who in the world is calling at this hour?  It was 8:45.

Child care is seriously expensive.  Who knew?

I would like to say thank you to the soon to be grandparents, Simon is truly going to be one lucky baby.  He will have five Grandparents that all love him dearly, and have sent down very nice furniture for his room, which by the way, is quickly becoming the nicest in the house.

Why do girls in their 20’s and 30’s still refer to themselves as princesses? There is no reason for you to wear a tiara in your cubicle. Ditto for Barbies.  Maybe it’s just me..

When we were at the corn maze last weekend, I found myself checking out the strollers, comparing the styles and models.  I found myself checking out strollers...Five years ago me called, he says wow...

I’ve also found myself noticing little kids whenever we’re out, sometimes I'll smile at them without realizing that this could be interpreted the wrong way.  That is until a protective parent comes grabbing their child while scowling at the weirdo in the mall, hanging out near the strollers, berating the girls wearing tiaras.  What has happened to me?


12 comments:

  1. Aww..I loved this post. So much fun to watch you morph as the days go by. Just wait...sigh.

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    1. Thanks Julie, is it normal to be scared of my wife at this point? Egg shells and all!

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  2. I too loved this and am truly enjoying seeing this experience through your eyes, a first time expectant dad and can now truly see what my husband saw back then. I truly look forward to hearing more and seeing how it unfolds right before your eyes :) :)

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    1. Thanks Janine, I'm beyond excited and can't wait to share!

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  3. So excited for you as fatherhood is approaching...and I love all your random thoughts. So honest and real. You're going to be a great dad!

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  4. Thanks OhBoy, let's hope so!

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  5. I think it is so cute how excited you are about your new baby! I look forward to reading each and every one of your posts. I agree with Emily; you're going to be a great dad!

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  6. I'm taking notes for my hubby - see, we're not parents and have held off on parenthood. But I think we're gonna venture there...soon. :)

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    1. I had decided I would never have kids, now I can't wait! Good luck in your ventures!

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  7. this posts are HILARIOUS! i love your blog. :)

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  8. Thanks Aprille, I appreciate it!

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