With Jane at the tail end of the third trimester and a few days into pregnancy week 38, she’s as calm as can be with each passing day somehow. She’s laying on the couch doing kick counts, and I’m just trying to concentrate on work… or anything for that matter.
Concentrating on anything is becoming quite a task. I swear, I’m beginning to lose my mind here! I mean…
Pregnancy Week 38 = The End Is Near!
Seriously. I can’t belive Jane is 38 weeks pregnant already. Wow. Just a note for new moms and dads-to-be, believe it or not, your pregnancy really goes go by FAST! Try to enjoy all the little moments you can – in between those battles with pregnancy hormones of course!
Although time flew by during Pregnant Jane’s 9 months of pregnancy, but time is REALLY starting to slow down for me now.
The anticipation is driving me through the roof! I’m all over the place. I’ve replied to the same email twice – on two separate occasions today. I forgot about an appointment I had this AM and was running around like my head was cut off trying to get ready. I missed a couple of calls. Instead of putting the milk back into the fridge, I put it in the pantry, but thankfully caught myself. Concentrating on work is becoming more and more difficult with each passing day. And I just can’t sit still.
Waiting for Baby Tarzan to arrive is an exciting time. I had NO idea in the world I’d feel and be like this. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m anxious. I’m ready to go to the hospital now and get this party started! But I have to keep reminding myself that Baby Tarzan can come any time during pregnancy week 38, pregnancy week 39, pregnancy week 40, or even pregnancy week 41 – a week after his due date!
Jane’s doctor told her that she won’t let her go more than a week past our due date. I just can’t imagine waiting that long. I’m ready to meet my son. I’m ready to dive into our new life – a life in the wonderful world of parenthood and all the wonders and joys that come along with it.
So yeah, I’m ready. I’m ready to become a father. Sure, I’m nervous as hell about it. I’ve never changed a diaper in my life. When I swaddled a toy baby for the first time at the birthing class we went to awhile back, I had the blanket tied all around the babies head for goodness sake! (As a side note, I know not to do that in real life and wouldn’t do that to a real baby of course!)
I’m ready to become a father. Huh. It’s a whole new me saying that. Maybe it’s the class we went to and some videos we’ve watched. Maybe it’s books we’ve read. Maybe it’s blogging about the pregnancy journey. Maybe it’s reading all of the comments people like you make on our posts. Maybe it’s everything combined. Maybe it’s watching Jane through her 9 months of pregnancy. Whatever it is that has prepared me, I feel like I’m ready now.
Although I really don’t know what were in for, I’m ready to begin that journey. I’m ready to begin the next chapter in Pregnant Jane’s and my life. I’m ready to meet my son. I’m ready to be a daddy.
So come on down Baby Tarzan – we’re ready for you whenever you’re ready to meet us! Just don’t run late like your mom and dad always do. Waiting until a week after your mom is due will not be fun for us – especially for your mom with this heat! It’s over 100 degrees each and every single day!
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