^ There is a human in there ^

I am convinced at some point before a baby is born every dad has a little bit of a breakdown. At least that is what I try to tell myself to seem normal. A few weeks ago the baby momma and I were sitting around and it hit me. There is a human in my wife’s stomach.

Yes I understand how the whole pregnancy thing works, thanks for asking. But the actual realization that my wife has an actual human in her stomach freaks me out a bit. She eats, sleeps, moves, poops and all sorts of stuff. She is probably even listening in on our conversations. This blog is the only thing left that is safe since I have been assured she does not have an internet connected device up in there. I am still a bit skeptical though.

Previously there was a disconnect between the baby and the belly. The baby was this thing we saw occasionally on a TV at the doctor’s office. It looked like a little bean. Now it is growing and starting to take up room on my half of the bed at night. The dog has even retreated to the foot of the bed due to the growing scarcity of real estate around the middle where he typically slept.

The other night around 4 in the morning Brandie woke me up and put my hand on her belly. It Moved! I felt Ava kick (or punch) and then move her whole body around. There is absolutely no denying something is going on in there. The baby has become very real, and now I am starting to freak out a bit.

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  • http://twitter.com/kellimarks Kelli Marks

    I’ve never grown a kid, nor have I really seen it happen and been really involved, but I have built a house (yes, I’m about to compare your kid to a house, don’t judge). And I remember one point we were in the back yard and we were in the finishing stages (floors, cabinets and such) and I got hit with this overwhelming ‘Oh my god, how do you even build a house!’ moment. Except we were practically done. I had pushed through all of the process that I never bothered to freak out about what we were doing.
    I say all of that to say that I think it’s probably very normal. Or at least it is when you’re comparing kids to houses.

    • Anonymous

      I love your logic and reasoning. I am not sure I have any other friend that would compare a baby to a house. You are one of a kind.

  • http://KnowtheNetwork.com Keith

    Just loving the post tags on this one.

  • http://twitter.com/kerrijack Kerri Jackson Case

    My sister called me about a week before her due date melting.down. She was screaming, “I’m going to have a baby. Like in this house. This kid is going to come out and LIVE HERE!” Not that my sister is the barometer for normal, but yes, this happens to everyone.

  • http://www.thebeedot.com Amy Bradley-Hole

    Yep, it’s getting real. Feeling a baby move in my stomach was one of the most wonderful feelings I ever had. I miss it so much. I imagine that placing your hand on her stomach and feeling her move must be the next best thing.

    Since you’re getting so close, let me share something with you know. YOU got her pregnant, and are responsible for all the horrible parts of the pregnancy. YOU are also responsible for all the bad parts of labor and delivery. IT IS AL YOUR FAULT. And nothing you can do will ever make up for it. Nonetheless, you are required to spend the rest of your life trying to make it up to your wife.

    Just a little helpful advice…

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