So I was over in Home Ice reading the saga that is Rob Blake. I had about 8 pages (40 posts per page) left to read. I love him! I hate him.....I don't ****ing know. I had to come over here for some reality.
The wife is just over 10 weeks pregnant. We had our first Dr's appointment today and they did an ultrasound.
***A little back story***
She was pregnant last December. But at 8 weeks the measurements weren't where they were supposed to be. We went back a week later and they did the ultrasound again and there was no heartbeat. Being that it was about a week before Christmas and we were traveling, we opted to do a D & C instead of letting nature take its course. I wouldn't wish that experience on my worst enemy. Being a man and sitting there while your wife is going through that experience is gut wrenching. Not being able to help her in that time just killed me. Anyway, fast forward, about the time she was about to take the pregnancy test I just had a gut feeling that she was preggers. Low and behold, two test later sure thing. But the excitement was a little reserved, which was a bummer.
Leading up to today's ultrasound we were quite anxious. The ultrasound went great. Things immediately were better. Then the heartbeat....WOW! Based on her cycle she was 10 weeks today. Based on measurements she's a little over 10 weeks. That puts us at a due date of Feb. 13th. I've never been so stinking excited in my life. We've told our families and are telling people as it comes up (why aren't you having a cocktail?.....). We're waiting two more weeks (end of first trimester) to make it known to most people. I've meet a few of you crazy bastards so its all good.
It really became REAL today. I can't stop looking at the ultrasound. If you can't tell, this is our first. Now, my mom just had her birthday and we were at my folks to celebrate. Mom and dad already knew by my middle bro and sister-in-law didn't. My wife likes to make cards for stuff like this. So I showed my sister in law the card my wife made for my parents. Blah blah blah I'm so happy. My brother stands up, gives me a hug and says, "that's great, when do you find out who the dad is?"
My dad says (laughing) "God dammit, you couldn't even give him 30 seconds could you?"
My brother, straight faced, "What did I say?"
Yep, that's my family. I would expect nothing but that from my brother. But, I just had to share. We're really excited. We aren't the religious type but we'll certainly accept any positive vibes and/or prayers.
<<drops the mic>>