Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Any day now.

Michelle and Keith

 Today is the day I have been looking forward to, with varying amounts of fear and excitement for the past 9 months. Michelle and I are expecting a baby girl.

 

How I am feeling:

At this point I don’t have much room in my head for fear or insecurity. I’m done with that for the time being, although I’m sure I can fit it in in the coming months. I’m very excited to become a father and hold my little girl. This excitement is growing every day. The magic 8-ball at my gig yesterday told me I was having a baby that day both times I asked it! It can’t be that far off, can it? They say first time mothers tend to be late, but I think that doesn’t apply to Michelle. That’s just a stat for other people. Today is the due date, so I’ll finish writing this blog, have a coffee, then go deliver the baby. The delivery will be without complication, and we’ll be home with our baby some time tomorrow evening. Right???

 

Why I’m writing this blog:

when Michelle and I got the good news just before Christmas I ventured out on the internet to find resources to help blind parents. I found a lot out there for parents of blind babies, but only a few short articles applicable to my situation. In writing this blog I hope to:

  • Share my experience with other parents, both blind and sighted.
  • Learn a thing or two from you, the reader, in the comments section.
  • Create a journal that I can look back on and laugh at when I’m older and wiser.
  • Develop my writing and blogging skills

 

Back to my feelings

It feels as if I am buckled into the worlds largest rollercoaster. At some point today, or tomorrow, or in 2 weeks someone will hit the on button and everything will be turned upside down. All I can do is wait and enjoy the ride when it happens. Very much looking forward to the things I will learn and the family I’ll be riding with. I think I’ll try to make this a weekly blog, at least for the first week. Check back Next Monday if you’d like an update.

13 comments:

  1. Kudos on starting your blog, Keith! I look forward to reading about your adventures!

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  2. Kudos on starting your blog, Keith! I look forward to reading about your adventures!

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  3. This is awesome Keith!! Auntie Cheryl will be reading and anticipating your next blog. I send you all the blessings, love and light possible.
    There is the blind fiddler here in Calgary that has children. He played for one of our events. I cannot remember his name but I am sure it would be easy to find. He is a wonderful man and a great musician!! Good luck and all the love coming your way from the Okotokian Carlsons!! You will be awesome parents!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing, I look forward to your next post. I promise you will learn absolutely nothing from my comments, as they will be sarcastic jokes made in poor taste.

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  5. hey Keith, great blog! Don't think the rollercoaster is going to stop.... it just increases in height and speed when the baby's born....with some stretches of sleep if you're lucky ;-) Good luck and take care! from "Steven and Lisa's mom"
    ps-sorry I don't know how to get rid of my former LDS missionary Google name! so "Sister Jackie" it is... haha

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  6. I'm so excited for you two! This blog will be awesome.

    I also plan to troll the ever-loving bejesus out of you, spewing filth so filthy your baby's poops will pale by comparison.

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  7. Awesome! So excited for you guys! I'm glad you're buckled in to this rollercoaster, I'm closer to one arm wrapped around a crossbar of the back car.

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  8. Awesome! So excited for you guys! I'm glad you're buckled in to this rollercoaster, I'm closer to one arm wrapped around a crossbar of the back car.

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  9. You are a very entertaining writer so this blog should go viral. You will be an amazing caring loving father.

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  11. Hi! I know Michelle through the music community and saw her Facebook post linking to your blog. I'm also a relatively new parent (our little man is about 15 months). I've been obsessed with a parenting podcast called Longest Shortest Time, and thought you might be interested in an episode they did with a partially blind dad. Link is here!: http://longestshortesttime.com/podcast-26-blind-love-2/

    All the best to you and Michelle as you embark on the most profoundly beautiful and mind-blowing journey!

    Alice

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  12. I am looking forward to reading about your adventures, Keith. I am so excited for you and Michelle. Fatherhood is, well, everything (fun, scary, happy, sad, inspiring, frustrating, etc.) You will experience it all and feel compelled to tell everyone (as you've already discovered, I guess). Keep sharing your story. Keep sharing your love.

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