7 days and counting


Preparing to be a father is definitely one of the scariest things I’ve ever had to do, despite what I’ve been telling my fiancee. A little over a year ago, I was lucky enough to find myself in a relationship with a beautiful woman with a cool little stepson. I am lucky to have these two in my life and they have made the transition into parenting much easier.

I have been finding myself staring off into the distance sometimes thinking about what it’s going to be like.

Will she be healthy?

Will she be happy?

Will we be able to afford everything we need if I stop freelancing during after hours to spend more time with my family?

Will I be able to improve my lifestyle and fitness so that the rest of my family doesn’t end up as unhealthy as I am?

All of these things can really eat you up if you let them, but as soon as you take one look at the baby’s little shoes you know that everything is going to be OK. You have a little companion on the way. She is going to need you for EVERYTHING. You will be her world. She will never turn her back on you.

That feeling of worry quickly turns to a feeling of thankfulness. You are blessed.

The pregnancy has been a wild ride. A true test of patience. We have persevered through a miserable european cruise line, several hospital visits, nasty nurses, pregnancy complications, asthma, and a kid who brings home every single illness that passes through his charter school. All of this has only made my beautiful new little family that much stronger. Our daughter Olivia is already a fighter. I can’t wait to meet her.

7 days and counting…