Random Thoughts This Week

by Matt Mecham on February 1, 2008

in Dad Stuff

I’ll be thirty two soon. We’re nearly thirty five weeks pregnant. Where did that time go? I’ll have a child when I’m thirty three. Is that too old? I guess not these days. How old was my dad when he had me? Twenty two… twenty three?

I can’t let Debbie see how emotional that SMA advert made me, or I’ll never live it down.

I wonder what our baby looks like now. I’d love another 4D scan. I know it’s too late though. We’ll get to meet him or her for real soon.

I think it’s a boy. We’ll buy blue clothes and I’ll teach him how to ride his bike.

I love her bump. It looks best in her pajamas. It still takes me by surprise when she walks into a room. I helped create that.

I wish I could bottle how I feel right now and keep it forever.

Her eyes are so blue when she cries. I hope her pain eases soon. I hope our baby has her eyes. They’re beautiful.

I think it’s a girl. We’ll buy her pink clothes and I’ll teach her how to ride her bike.

I wish I could feel more kicks. Flump seems to hide from me. She loves playing that game. I can’t wait to read her stories.

I hope I don’t pass out in the delivery suite.

I hope she knows just how proud I am of her.

Next time I go to the dentist, I’ll be a dad.

Am I idealising parenthood? Am I making it out to be bigger than it is? Or more attractive than it is? Or more dramatic than it is? I guess I’ll find out soon enough.

Look at those tiny sleep-suits. Our baby will be in one of those soon.

I hope I have the strength and fortitude to be the father I want to be. I’m terrified of failing my new family.

I can’t wait. We could have a baby in less than a month. I can’t even comprehend that.


1 Nicky February 1, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Matt, whenever I see that SMA advert I think of you! You’re going to be a GREAT Dad.

2 MarkP February 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm

You won’t pass out in the delivery suite – believe me! Your be to busy being the rock! I am not going to share my labour story with you but maybe we’ll share stories later…

As for the failing part, I still personally feel like that everyday and my daughter is now nearly 6 months old! I will perhaps feel like that everyday until well who knows…

3 MarkP February 1, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Oh forgot to add, I am sure your’ll be a great dad!

4 Chet February 7, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Yes…Matt, you will be a fantastic father – no doubt about it.

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