"A man and a woman had a little baby,
Yes, they did.
They had three in the family,
And that's a magic number."
We're 'having' the baby, rather than 'had' the baby, but you get the drift. Come June 27th, +/- an unknown number of days, the Himes family welcomes its newest member. Baby Himes(name still subject to change) evidently has a penchant for strawberries and likes to do backflips once Alison attempts to go to sleep for the evening.
I'm not really sure how I'm handling the transition to fatherhood. It's a stressful and uncertain time. I'm doing all the things I think I'm supposed to be doing: I read the articles my wife tells me to, I go to Babies 'R Us with her, I've started weighing child care options, read about 529 plans, helped pick out furniture and color schemes. I ask people about parenting, and invariably, I get this response: "Ah, you'll figure it out" and "get some sleep now". Really instills confidence, doesn't it? But, WHAT IF I DON'T FIGURE IT OUT??? And fat chance getting sleep now, I'm geeking out here people! That's a bit of an exaggeration, but I do worry, because, well, I'm a worrier.
By and large though, I'm super excited about the baby. I'm confident in my ability to play daddy and I'm happy to trade in the party boy lifestyle for a diaper bag. Prom dresses and pom poms, here I come.....
P.S. - drop your name suggestions in the comments puh-leeze.