Wednesday, November 30, 2005


So if you don't know me by now and you haven't figured it out yet, I'm going to be a very proud parent in the near future. To be precise, March 10th. While there are millions of people out there who know what I am going through, there are those that don't...Hear my words. I am overjoyed with emotions. Of course these feelings can range from one end of the spectrum to another, but overall I am one happy freaking camper. To know that something I created with my beautiful, and sexy future wife Catherine will be brought into this world..... I'm not sure words can truly express those feelings.

Occasionally I start to wonder about the future. What if it's a girl? Shouldn't I have had at least one boy before her to watch and protect her from the hordes of drooling boys who will inevitably knock on my front door asking my innocent daughter out on dates? The same boys that I used to be. As a guy and any who read this should be able to relate, I'm frightened.... :( But I have a plan. To teach her self defense, to enroll her in as many contact sports as possible, wearing a chastity belt, seclusion from the outside world (ie. Locking her in her room until she's 35), home schooling, buy an island, start my own cult in Botswana and move the family there, sex change, and the fail safe, push her back in until she's done. Now I'm just joking about some of these things....But which ones? Sorry, I get a little carried away at times. For those of you who know me, it's just the way I am.

Eventhough things can weigh heavy on your mind, I know between myself and Catherine (from this point on she will be referred to as Catdoggg) we'll have a beautiful girl who will be an angel upon us and will be as smart as her mother, as cocky as her father and her own person. I will be very proud. Oh, I will be teaching my little girl about Football. One day she will be making someone very happy when she'll be able to sit down and watch a game and it will be her idea. Oh and she'll understand it. The day she says to me, "Dad, did you see the hold on the offense, but there was a face mask on the defense as well. That's offsetting penalties and the down remains the same, right dad?" Can you see the tears?

Now, if it's a boy...WooHoo!!! What do I really have to do? Teach him about football, :) wear a condom, treat women with respect at all times, how to urinate in public without getting arrested, and it's okay to cry (just not in public) You maybe wondering why I am talking about this now. One reason is that there is so much going on in my head and that next week we will be going in for another ultrasound and this time I do have permission to find out the sex if I want to, but I can't tell anyone. A part of me wants to know and a part of me doesn't. It's a dilemma that I haven't quite figured out yet. So if anybody out there has actually found my blog, please feel free to give your opinion. You have until 8am December 6th to let me know your thoughts. We'll talk soon.....


Liz said...

We are due on April 4th. We couldnt wait to find out for many reasons.. besides the fact that I'm a planner and how can you plan for things when you dont know what you are planning for?

Some of the other reasons we chose to find out are:

Choosing a name. This has been way more strenuous than we would have liked. How do you pick "the right" name. It is a tiny bit easier if you know the gender.

Clothing. All yellow and green makes for an easter egg baby. I want more than neutral genderless clothing.

Nursery. Again.. I want more than neutral and genderless.

Gifts. I love gifts. Give the people what they want. The people want to know so they can buy gifts.

Maybe I'll have hubby chime in on his reasons, but once we found out the gender, there seemed to be a better path to preparation for everyone. It also gave me the chance to speak to my baby as a person rather than something growing inside me. Bonding became easier.

We're having a boy.

Good luck to you!

Carrie said...

No please don't find out...I love the mystery, and if I know that you know, then I will haunt ya get me?? do ya understand??? then it won't be a mystery anymore..then you may lie to me and i would be all confused...hmmmm..oh well...

i can't wait!! you know that!!