Guys, allow me to temporaily hijack this thread into "YYZ
Thank you, very much, Nuno, Neil & Tony for your good wishes. What can this guy say? I am still somewhat in shock at the news, as this was totally unplanned. This baby is a little ahead of schedule for us, as we planned on our first child next year, but, it's truly a blessing, and both of us look forward very very much to becoming good & loving parents (I will teach the child EVERY 60's and 70's TV
theme song known to man). My fiance is laughing at the fact that she'll be about 6 months pregnant in her wedding dress! LOL. Ah well, it will be nice. We were planning on getting married in Tofino at a resort on Vancouver Island, but honey-pie will be very preggos by then, and she doesn't want to fly (I don't want her to, either) so, a Toronto small wedding and reception are now in the works. Everything is out of whack now, timeline wise.
We're going on our honeymoon next month (August) before the ceremony, for obvious reasons. I haven't told her the honeymoon destination yet, as it's a surprise, but.....shhhhh, I'm taking her to Paris for 4 days, then we'll fly on to Fiji for 2 weeks. Great, no? She'll love it, as we have had many a great time in Paris.
"Ann B Davis would be thrilled (if she knew you personally)! You should have six kids! boy-girl-boy-girl-boy-girl. If this is a boy, call him GREG. If a girl, call her MARCIA"
"Here's the story, of a lovely lady.....". Actually, if all goes well, we plan on two or three children. I come from a family of 5 siblings, and my betrothed has 3 siblings, but we aint doing the "Brady Bunch" family thing. My God, 6 kids!? Greg? Marcia? No way, Jose. If It's a boy, we will call the little guy Liam Joseph; if a girl, we are close to confirming Liliana Marie. As the male determines the sex, and seeing as how males are predominant in my family, there's more than a very good chance the baby will be a boy, but....we shall see.
"What can I say... It's going to be the greatest challenge of your life... One that never gets easier with time. However, enjoy every moment. Make the best of each day withyour lil ones, because, as the saying goes"
A wonderful challenge that I more than look forward to. We want to show our child/children the world, and travel the globe as a family, as I did with my parents.
Becoming a parent.....I can't begin to tell you how it instantly changes your life and priorities. She and I are globetrotters, Gypsies, both for work and pleasure, now this all is to change, somewhat, more for her. Thanks for the words of wisdom, Tony. I fully agree with your outlook. There are many reasons we both waited to become parents at this stage in our lives, and we are both absolutely ready for this now. Are you a a parent?? As for me, I fully intend on being an extremely attentive, hands-on daddy (and a wacky one at that). Funny, I really had no interest in others children, per se, but when it's your own....well....
"If this is your wife's first, chances are, she'll be early."
She'll officially be my wife in late September!
You are right on the money. Her doctor said for us to expect the child in mid to late December, as opposed to early January. Mother and child are both healthy and doing very well (she is in her fourth month). Funny thing is, like her own mother, she never "showed" or had any morning sickness. We never suspected a thing....well, correction. I WAS noticing she was putting on a bit of weight on her gorgeous frame, she said it was all the barbeques! LOL.
When her usually large appetite (she never gains an ounce) increased in the last couple of months (this woman was, and is eating NON-STOP!) I had a sneaky feeling something was up. She was in denial, LOL.
Okay, the Hijack of this thread comes to a close. My apologies for the interruption.
Hey, perhaps I could start the first YYZ
Dad Spotters Club? Hmmmmm.