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An Update on the Baby

By John Bektashi

So, as I mentioned in my first blog post, my wife and I are expecting another child. The due date is fast approaching and this weekend, we decided that we had to get our tails into gear and start preparing. It’s crazy how different things are with a second baby compared to the first. With the first we had the nursery set up and ready by now. We were enrolled in child birthing classes. This time, we don’t have anything ready and have not even signed up for our classes. I’d like to think it is because we are so busy with our first child, but truth be told, I think we are more lazy.

Anyhow, this weekend Maggie and I took a big step and started to finally set up the nursery. Since we don’t know the sex of the baby, we wanted to do a neutral theme. We ended up going with an elephant safari theme. We knew we were having a boy with Henry, so we had a sports theme, but it was much harder to decide when you did not know what you were having. I know it sounds a bit crazy, but I am secretly regretting not finding out the sex of the baby. I know it will be quite the shock when it is born, but selfishly, I wish we knew right now.

Maggie and I also spent some time reading books to Henry about being a big brother. He is not too keen on the idea just yet, but I’m sure once the baby arrives, he will adjust. Right???

It is overwhelming to think that in just a few short months we will go from a family of three to a family of four. I will be responsible for not only one little life, but two. It does not seem like it should be a huge leap, but in my head, reality is setting in and I’m wondering what I have gotten myself into. I’m sure other dads can relate and I’m sure it will be fine.

So that’s it. That’s how we spent our weekend. I hope you had a nice one as well.