The Time Has Come

The day is here. The hour is nearly upon us. We are less than 8 hours away from arriving at the hospital. My wife is set to be induced tonight around 7pm. We’re guessing that our daughter should arrive at some point tomorrow. It’s hard to know for sure, but based on past experience, tomorrow is a fairly safe bet.

We’re nervous. We’re scared. We’re excited. We’re completely unprepared to bring a girl home to a house with 3 boys. How will they receive her? How will they react? She’s an abstract idea at the moment, but in a couple of days, she’ll be all too real for them. She won’t be a big belly that Momma carries around. She’ll be a loud, screaming, poop machine. I don’t know that my boys are ready for that….I’m not sure that I’m ready for that.

As unsure of what life will look like after she arrives, we are beyond excited and beyond ecstatic to be embarking on this new journey. I will probably have to take a break from writing for a few days. You’re welcome for that. Β  πŸ˜‰

I will leave you with this song I’ve had in my head all morning as I keep checking the clock:

countdown

29 thoughts on “The Time Has Come

  1. I’ve had a childbirth induced, it was quite an experience. The contractions came fast and hard, and the anesthesiologist was my best friend at that moment. Hooray for epidurals! But it also went much more quickly overall. I hope that by this time tomorrow you are holding your beautiful baby girl.

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  2. Congrats to both of you — wish you much sleep and rest in the coming 12-14 months; figure out the swapping routine QUICK! “It’s your turn Love” 😜 — Ben, no more safety goggles for you when changing diapers to protect against that ferocious yellow Fountain of Youth; it’s a girl! 🀩 And Ben, never ever forget that YOU were not only the problem 9-months ago, but now you are the solution! Tracy, feel free to remind him of this daily. 🀭

    Now, let the life, screaming, eating, pooping, and little sleeping commence! Woooohoooo! πŸ‘Ά

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    1. Of course I’ll treat her right and be the solution. I am quite awesome so it’s to be expected.

      There may not be pee fountains to worry about with a girl, but the poop cleanings worry me. Different anatomy means different places for poop to hide. I’m quite scared of that to be honest.

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      1. Hahaha! Hmmm, a poopa-phobic, huh?

        Ben/Tracy, I think there is now some coloring-dye that you can sneak into her food/drinks that will light-up the mounds and help you FIND those allusive poop-pockets. They come in about a dozen green colors for Fathers! There’s also some odor-amplifiers too… to help your nose sniff it out safely! Can’t miss it. Check those remedies out Ben. 🀩😜

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  3. Life will never be the same once that female bundle of joy makes her entrance into your world. But somehow I think you’ll enjoy every minute … at least once you can get back to your regular sleep schedule. πŸ˜€

    Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Nan. I am sure I will enjoy every moment and cherish this new life we are bringing home. I don’t sleep much now so I don’t worry too much about losing more of it. πŸ™‚

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  4. This thread reminds me of a story. I used cloth diapers for all of the children, which had to be rinsed out in the toilet every time a ‘movement’ occurred. We were visiting friends and hubby was doing change duty (girl #3), on his knees, in our friends’ bathroom and the lady of the house walked by. She said, (at the same time as she gagged) “I don’t know how you can stand to do that!” to which my husband replied, “I’ve been in worse messes than this before!” πŸ™‚
    Make sure to let us know all the details, Ben!! It’ll soon be over, Tracy, and you’ll be falling in love again!

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    1. Thanks. She’s here! Born earlier tonight. Momma and baby are doing well. We’re all a bit tired. Looking forward to a little sleep…if that’s even possible. There are a few pics on a post I just uploaded.

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