I realized that anyone who is not friends with my wife on Facebook hasn’t found out that we’re expecting another child. So if you’re in this camp, consider this an official announcement. He or she will be due around July 21st. Baby #2 was early, but not unexpected, since we were starting to feel that we were ready for another, and we would like for our kids to be closer together in age.
I have to say, the first time my wife got pregnant, neither of us could shake the feeling of existential weirdness that being pregnant and having a baby evokes. The life form growing in your wife’s abdomen, feeding off her with a cord, the kicking and hiccuping, the combination of genetic material from both parents, the fetus slowly gaining awareness and more detailed body parts, the whole pushing a human through a pelvis, etc. It’s all just very alien and weird. Read More