36 Weeks 1 day...
So where to begin...we have been a little under the radar the past couple of weeks attempting to get in some downtime before Jane gets here, and it has definitely been some much needed relaxing....
And now for some updates...first thing is that Jane will be delivered by C-Section on October 1st at 4:30 pm. Since I’m new to this I’m comparing it to the dentist for now....We set an appointment, we get there, they do something uncomfortable to Jen and instead of leaving with a toothbrush, we get to bring home a baby!
So I have a little riddle for everyone...what do you get when you mix a swimming pool, unsupervised children with water guns, and a woman that’s 8 months pregnant? I’ll tell you the answer...you get a scene, which is exactly what we had on Saturday.
We decided that it would be a good idea to have some of our friends over for a nice relaxing day at the pool. Everyone came over, we had a great setup at the pool where everyone is relaxing and enjoying the day when 2-3 kids about 10 years old get into the pool with water guns. Jen is sitting on the steps, I’m about 200 feet away sitting in the cabana, and I notice Jen and the girls asking the kids to please stop spraying them with water (yes they asked nicely). So the kids did what you would expect a kid to do and kept spraying them...after Jen asked a 3rd time if they would stop, she decided it would be time to find the parents so she asks louder, “please stop and where are your parents?” Mind you, I’m 200 feet away and I heard her, so I know the parents heard her...well nothing was done and the kids sprayed Jen again. Jen is sitting on the 1st step so no one can tell she is pregnant since her belly is under the water... She asks the kid again, he doesn’t stop so she starts trudging through the water to take away his water gun... A scuffle ensues between 8 month pregnant Jen and the 10 year old...NOW the parents are aware (it’s about time) and Dad starts sprinting from his seat yelling at Jen to get away from his son... So Jen starts trudging towards the steps, and I start running over to stop the Dad from getting to close to Jen, not for Jen’s sake but for the Father of course... he would have got killed! Well the shock of the day was when Jen actually stepped out of the water and the father and the entire swimming pool area realized that Jen was pregnant. The dad’s tone changed a bit (thank god) when he saw she was pregnant combined with the earful that Jen gave him (man I love her when she does that). After that it all calmed down a bit and we ended up packing up and heading back home. The father came over and apologized to Jen later but it was quite an entertaining moment for everyone involved...well except for the 10 year old, who for the rest of his life will have a crazy fear of Pregnant women.
The moral of the story is this: We are ready to be parents...both of us are, we know that it won’t be easy, we know that it’s going to be filled with unexpected surprises, but we also know that we are going to love the crap out of Jane, and instill the family and social values that we cherish so much. Jen may be 8 months pregnant and picking warranted fights with 10 year olds, but everyone knows you can’t blame the child...you have to blame the people that are here to look after them and make sure they make good decisions and are respectable to the rest of the world.... It was a good time for us to see this lesson in action, because as future parents, it gives us a reminder of the influence our character will have on our children...
Well sorry it was so long, but it was a pretty funny story, and I wish all of you could have seen Jen marching up the steps and over to that Dad, with her big ol belly full of Jane, handling her business, demanding respect, standing up for herself and rubbing her tummy the whole time.
Jane is one of the luckiest girls in the world by having Jen as her Mother, and I can’t wait to see them grow up together, well at least until she is about 13...Then I probably will be looking for some quiet time..
Talk to everyone soon...3 weeks away and we will have something that hopefully looks like a human.
-Ryan (Baby Daddy)