We considered waiting to tell people about B.K. until we needed a babysitter, but then an opportunity arose that was as good as any.
The Lincoln Marathon.
Much of her family came to town to watch her run. Those who didn’t might wish they did, because we dropped the news shortly after running a combined 26.2 miles. Continue reading “Cheers and tears”
You may think things get real when you see that pregnancy test with the good news, or bad news, depending where you are in life.
But no. Actually, things get real when you see her feet in stirrups.
On the plus side, we — or at least Kayla — got acquainted with the doctor real quick during the first appointment.
Continue reading “Life changes with a heartbeat”
It’s been nearly four weeks since I found out Kayla is pregnant.
In those four weeks I’ve used every ounce of strength I could muster to not share the news with friends, family or even complete strangers. And believe me, there were times I wanted to tell the drive through lady I was having a baby and see if I could score a free Runza out of the deal, but did not.
Turns out I actually have willpower. At least enough to only share this news with… well, everyone on the internet. But I haven’t shared the news in person. Until last Saturday, at more than 2,000 feet.
Continue reading “Telling Tyler”
That initial excitement never completely goes away, but eventually you get back into the swing of your regular life.
Other than reading up on what to expect, my pre-fatherly duties have consisted mostly of satisfying those pregnancy food cravings.
So far: Sprite.
Continue reading “What to ask, and what comes next”
It’s easy to get carried away thinking about the joys of being parents — decorating a nursery, writing some awesome bedtime stories and being able to play with LEGOs and not feel weird.
But since I’ve never been good at sports and the only thing I can catch is a cold, the hunt is on for a doctor to deliver the baby. And you know, checkups and things.
Continue reading “Doctor who?”
Starting a blog is something my significant other has encouraged me to do for a long time. In fact, she’s given me two journals in the last six months (one for my birthday, the other our anniversary). Both were met with eye rolls. I’m a writer by trade. I spend my days working at a newspaper telling other people’s stories. I’ve never had much drive to tell my own.
That changed On March 14, 2017. I found the motivation shortly after learning I’m going to be a father. If television shows and movies are right, this is going to be terrific, amazing, terrifying and a whole lot of other emotions, too. This blog will serve as a record of my journey.
Continue reading “The big news”