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.