The Ride

I keep hearing advice from fathers who have been through all of this before.   They keep saying to just enjoy the ride.

I am.  It's about all you can do, as the man.  I will start flipping through the book, What To Expect When You Are Expecting, so I can understand why my wife's body temperature has suddenly skyrocketed.  For now, I'll try to stay open to whatever is happening.

Enjoy the ride.

I'm working on it.

The thing I keep hearing from men who have not gone through this is, "Get sleep now."

This is a sweet sentiment, but also a rather nonsensical one.  It's not like I have a stock pile of sleep and when I'm tired, I can just make a withdrawal.  It doesn't work that way.

And why would I want to sleep?  I'll miss half of it  I have far too much to do, way to much to prepare to waste time sleeping.

The baby keeps my wife awake.  My wife, who has been able to sleep through anything, is now an insomniac.  She wakes up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep.  She says it's training for when the child is born.

I think she's right.

Stock up on sleep?  I can sleep when I'm dead.

Right now, I'm enjoying the ride.


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