The Adventures of the Tader Tot's

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

“Well they’re here!”

"Come on, come on
Spin a little tighter
Come on, come on
And the world's a little brighter"

So I should have started this 7 weeks ago when my wife and I found out we are expecting our first child. I wanted to make sure I documented everything for what was about to happen to me, her, and us. It sort of just became something I would do tomorrow and I would always have the time to catch up on. That was until Yesterday…

If you want to know how this whole thing started, see my wife’s blog and she details it nicely. So I head out from work to meet Meghan at the doctor for the first ultra-sound. I hadn’t really been thinking about it all that much. I didn’t really know what to expect, nor did I have any thoughts about what we were about to find out. I thought I would see my new baby’s heartbeat and learn a little more of what to expect and head home. Life has a way of changing things quickly.

My wife and the doctor are making small talk and Meghan says to the doctor that she had promised us no “litters,” and I let her know I had no intention of being on Dateline with 5+ newborns. Dr. K says that we just jinxed her. Less than a minute later she says, “Well they’re here!” and I see two heartbeats and the world felt like it completely went into fast forward. It was so amazing I can’t even describe, and on the other hand it is so terrifying.

How in the world are we going to do this? How are we going to afford this? Can I be a Dad to two kids right away? Can I be the best husband to my pregnant with twins wife? Do we have the right health insurance? Is Meghan going to be ok? Will the babies be ok? Will I be ok? I have this alternating feeling between excited and freaked out. All the questions you think you figured out in your head are suddenly tossed out the window. Then there is Meghan! She is going to go through a lot that I am sure I won’t ever completely understand no matter how much I read. I am worried about her throughout the pregnancy but I have no fears about her being a mother. If you know her then you know she is going to make the best Mom.