Girl Ninja and I are pregnant. Pregnant with feelings of joy, love, excitement, and a little bit of fear. What could bring on such emotions? Probably the fact that…
We’re pregnant with a human fetus baby child thingy.
No seriously. I’m not joking. According to some Doctor lady, I’ll be going from Debt Ninja to Dad Ninja on June 18th. Freakin’ crazy. Allow me to summarize my feelings with a FAQ…
When did you find out?
Five days before I left for Europe, so late October.
Describe the emotions associated with finding out you were pregnant.
To be totally honest, it was nowhere near as significant a moment as I would have envisioned. In the movies people seem either overjoyed or totally wrecked by the revelation that they are pregnant.
Girl Ninja and I were just kind of like “Oh, we’re pregnant. Hmmm, okay, cool.” And then I went outside to do yard work.
How long did you wait to tell your family?
Girl Ninja and I guessed we were about six weeks when we found out in late October. Normally we would have waited for the first doctors appointment to tell our family, but since I was leaving the country for six weeks, we decided to tell them before I left.
How did you tell your family?
Since it was just before Halloween we took two Pumpkins from our house and made them look like this…
We then took the pumpkins to Girl Ninja’s parent’s house, knocked on their door holding our pumpkins, and recorded their reaction as the light bulb went off (sorry the video is sideways)…
Were you trying to get pregnant?
Not exactly. We clearly weren’t being über proactive in preventing the possibility, but we definitely weren’t trying to get pregnant.
How do you feel about it now?
Freakin’ pumped man. I made Girl Ninja go to Baby Gap with me the other day just to check out baby outfits. Apparently, kids clothes aren’t cheap. Forty bucks for a sweater? No way. Looks like Baby Gap via the Thrift Store is more likely for our child 😉
What will Girl Ninja do after delivery?
We have impeccable timing and the baby is due to arrive six days after Kindergarten graduation (she’s a teacher). She’ll continue to get paid through the summer and wont be going back in the fall. We’ve always planned on her being able to be a stay-at-home mom, and fortunately that can be a reality for us. Losing her income will suck mucho, but not enough to consider her continuing to work full-time. She may substitute teach a few days a month just to stay in the school system.
Will you be blogging a lot about being a Dad?
Heck yes, but don’t worry, it won’t be like those mommy blogging sites. Instead of pictures of cute crafts and baby room decorations, I’ll write posts on how many times our kid vomited on me in a single day or how to use duct tape to minimize poopy diaper blowouts.
How’s Girl Ninja feeling?
She’s lucky. She’s coming up on 16 weeks pregnant and hasn’t had more than a few instances of passing nausea. Nothing a few crackers and a glass of water didn’t immediately cure. As much as I wish I could hold her hair back while she throws up in our toilet, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Aside from feeling a bit tired, she’s pretty much same ol Girl Ninja, cute as a button 😉
Alright, that’s all I got for now. I’ll keep y’all updated on this whole path to parenthood. Maybe even live tweet the delivery…kidding. Hopefully being a dad doesn’t mean I have to grow up 😉