New Year Announcement

I’m preg­nant. That’s right, you heard me. To be per­fect­ly speci­fic, my girl­friend Debbie is preg­nant. I’m go­ing to be a fa­ther! We’re go­ing to be par­ents! This wasn’t ex­pect­ed or planned, but we both want chil­dren so we’re mak­ing the best of it. This news ex­plains the in­ter­mit­tent noise amid all of the ra­dio si­lence here late­ly. We’ve been mov­ing in to­geth­er, break­ing the news to our fam­i­ly, and do­ing some se­ri­ous psy­cho­log­i­cal adap­ta­tion to our new roles. She’s 15 weeks along at this point, so we’ve had time to get over the ini­tial shock and get ex­cit­ed about the ac­tu­al birth. The due date is June 20th.

I’m not too good at keep­ing a se­cret and I would have felt like I was ly­ing to post con­tin­u­ous­ly with such im­por­tant news kept in the bag along with the cat. We heard the heart­beat the last time we vis­it­ed the doc­tor, and a sono­gram will show up in a few more weeks. Debbie had pret­ty aw­ful dawn-to-dawn morn­ing sick­ness for the last three months, but now that it is fad­ing away a bit every­body is less stressed.

Entertainment RoomWe spent Thanksgiving with Debbie’s par­ents and Christmas with my fam­i­ly. Christmas week was a flur­ry of dri­ving and it was good to get back in­to town, es­pe­cial­ly since, while we were gone, I had wood floors in­stalled in part of the house. I still have to put down quar­ter-round and grates for the ven­ti­la­tion, not to men­tion work on the walls in the main en­try room, but at least two of the room feel like home now.

New Year’s was cel­e­brat­ed with a cou­ple of friends and a tense game of Star Wars Monopoly. You’re pret­ty much caught up. I’ll now take a few ques­tions.

9 thoughts on “New Year Announcement

  1. wowza. con­grats man! sor­ry we nev­er got to­geth­er over christ­mas though. we need to find a time to do so, al­though im sure you are go­ing to be su­per crazy busy for awhile. june 20th huh? on­ly awe­some peo­ple are born that day (yes that is my birth­day) 

  2. Congratulations Adam!

    Coincidentally, Patrick and I are ex­pect­ing just 4 weeks ear­lier (due May 25th). We get the big ul­tra­sound and find out if it’s a boy or girl to­mor­row.

  3. wow. con­grats man! that is fan­tas­tic. and in case you were won­der­ing, on­ly awe­some peo­ple are born on june 20th (yes, thats when i was born). sor­ry we did­nt get to­geth­er over christ­mas. we will have to find a time to do so at some point soon, when you ar­ent crazy busy.

  4. imho June 20th is an awe­some day for a birth­day. Summer sol­stice. Kinda like Christmas in June.
    Wishing Debbie and you the best.

  5. con­grats Adam and Debbie.  Good luck in get­ting ready.  If you need any tips on how to get an old house ready for kids, I’ve got more than a few.  If you want any child proof­ing test­ed, I’ll bring Michael over.  He’s man­aged to de­feat 95% of the child proof­ing meth­ods that we can come up with.  He’s a smart, ag­ile, strong lit­tle guy.

  6. HOLY CRAP! Congratulations Adam, I stop by on a whim to see how you’re do­ing and read this… wow.  We should hang out some­time please… Matt’s send­ing you in­vites to eth­nic eat­ing get to­geth­ers but I’ll bet it’s go­ing to your junk pile.  The fu­ture moth­er of your child is ob­vi­ous­ly wel­come too.  Send me an email some­time? 

  7. Congratulations old friend.  Best wish­es to Debbie and your­self.  Here’s to a healthy and hap­py baby, moth­er, and fa­ther come June.  More specif­i­cal­ly, June 23rd, the best day of the year, of course.  (Hey, if phil can cam­paign for his b-day, I can for mine.)  Once again, con­grats!

  8. Your fa­ther loves you and talks about you all the time. He is up­set every sin­gle hol­i­day be­cause you are not there. You owe it to your up­com­ing baby to let that child have a grand­fa­ther who is won­der­ful. He con­stant­ly shares sto­ries he re­mem­bers about you with my two boys, who are his grand­chil­dren. Your an adult now and should know that things are not just black and white, when you are mar­ried to some­one you dont love, its hard to act hap­py around them. Its al­so easy to make mis­takes as a par­ent. You will learn that soon enough. Your time has come. I hope your child nev­er dis­owns you the way you have done your fa­ther. I dont pre­tent to have walked in your shoes, but I have known Don for the past 13 years, as an adult my­self, not as a child, and he is a good per­son and he loves you and wants to be a part of your life. He is proud of every­thing you have ever done, so dont ever ques­tion that. We al­ways hear about how great Adam is do­ing, when he hears some­thing from some­one else any­way. I hope you will give your dad an­oth­er chance Adam and judge him by the per­son he is now, not the per­son you re­mem­ber as a child when your par­ents were di­vorc­ing. That would be a bad time for any­one. You cant make a life­long de­ci­sion based on the times your par­ents had it rough to­geth­er. My boys are 7 and 10 and they love your dad. I hope your child gets to meet him and see what a great grand­pa he can be al­so. For your sake and your dads. He loves you Adam with all his heart. Forgiveness is so im­por­tant!!!

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