DADDY: Teshia has been full term for a week and a half. In other words... little Elijah has been on "go" for a week and a half. His room is ready. The car seat is ready. His bassinet is ready. His clothes are all washed in Dreft. The baby monitors are all set up. All the necessary parenting classes (and big sister classes) have been taken. The breast feeding classes have been taken. The ceiling fan has been hung. The pediatrician has been interviewed and selected. The insurance has been procured. The video camera has been erased and readied. Amazingly, with all of this done... we both feel as though we aren't really ready.
Teshia had contractions tonight at the Japanese restaurant. I've been sitting on go for the last week or so. I take my cell phone into every meeting I have.
Everyone has their own idea as to when little Elijah may arrive. Knowing Teshia... my fear is that he will be birthed in our living room! I just know she will explain away the heavier than usual contractions, the breaking of water.... I just know I'm going to need to boil water and retrieve a lot of towels!
I can't wait to see my little boy. I really want to know what he looks like. I can't remember how hard this time will be. Everyone tells me that this time will be very hard. I guess it will be hard, but I just can't wait for the very good times... all of the very good times. I can't wait to sit and rock him in his little room.