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March 04, 2011

The Anticipation

Baby Henry is coming any day now. I'm now at the point where I'm just really excited to get him here with us, and bring him home. Throughout the process its been a mix of fear and anticipation. In general, I get annoyed when people tell me how things are going to be based on their own experiences. For example, when people have children that are wild and misbehave, and then look at me and say "Are you ready for this?" Or when people say things like: "It's the end of your life when he comes...enjoy your freedom while you can" etc. etc. I believe that everyone has different experiences and can handle things differently. Like a lot of things in life. I also have this theory that people make things sound worse than they are to justify their own experiences, and to puff them up some to make their accomplishments sound better. For example, before I went to law school, when I would talk to people who were in law school or who had recently graduated from law school, they would make law school sound basically impossible to get through. Same goes for boot camp. So I'm taking the same view towards babies. Sure, I understand we'll be sleep deprived for a while and have less time to ourselves. Yet, I've never been happier thinking about Henry joining our family. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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