One month to go…

This past Sunday was the one month mark for the due date. That means we have less than to do everything we need to do to prep the house, prep ourselves, read all baby books, and take care of anything else that will be harder to do once the little guy comes into our lives.

Aside from that I am trying to enjoy the last few weeks of my life pre-baby. Doing some of the things we all take for granted once the baby comes. For example, sitting quietly in a cafe reading a book. As I was sitting there reading and enjoying my roti bun and coffee, I thought to myself days like this will be missed, but I am really looking forward to the lifestyle change ahead.

show dad how

Book: Show Dad How: The Brand-New Dad’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Shawn Bean the executive editor of Parenting Magazine

Dreams or Something More?

Before telling anyone about the pregnancy, I received a text from my little cousin: “Are you guys pregnant with a baby boy?”

I was shocked. We were only about 2 months into the pregnancy and we hadn’t mentioned it anyone but the doctor. My cousin had a dream that she was visiting us and we had a baby boy. This dream was so real to her that she felt the need to text me and ask if it was actually happening. At the time, I could only confirm that half of her guess was correct since we did not know the sex yet. However, a few months later it was confirmed that we were indeed having a boy. What a trip.

I feel that things like pregnancy bring on interesting dreams or maybe even a little more than just dreams to those around it. I even had my own dream/visit from my Grandpa who passed a few years back.  It was about 3 months into the pregnancy, going to the doctor’s office was one of the most nerve racking things I had ever experienced. One night after a doctor’s visit, I had a dream that my Grandpa came to me and told me that everything would be ok. The comfort and warmth that I felt from that dream was very real. Was it just a dream or a visit to help comfort me? I can’t say for sure, but it was needed.