Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's Momma Shock's World, I'm Just Livin' In It

I feel it's my turn to contribute a post to the Family Circus blog. My baby's momma has posted all the previous articles and I didn't want anyone following this blog to think that I had nothing to say about the topic at hand. I'm an excited, happy and nervous poppa-to-be. Having a kid is my first real life changing event. It's going to be a wild ride.

When a couple is expecting, 99% of the attention goes to the mother-to-be. I'm fine with that. I don't mind taking a backseat. It's refreshing not being the center of attention or the topic of conversation. I'm a supportive husband. I go to all the doctor's appointments so I can see the baby's progress and be able to listen to the doctor and ask questions firsthand. I've already read one dad-to-be book, and I'm working on my second. I go to the baby stores to shop for the baby items. My most supportive gesture is abstaining from alcohol during the pregnancy. I figure what ever Momma Shock shouldn't do, then I shouldn't do as well. Every beer commercial I see now makes me urn for a tall, cold one. Only six more months to go!

The biggest sacrifice has to be me giving up my Alaskan beard quest. Momma Shock can't travel in late May, and I'm not going without her. I'll compete in the next World Beard and Moustache Championship in 2011. The beard world can wait for me to conquer it later. For now, I'm taking one for the team.