My wife and I have confirmed my wife’s pregnancy through a Dr. and their version of the pregnancy test. We have yet to do a ultrasound. Mainly because I found out the hard way that my insurance company has decided they don’t want to pay out anything for my wife’s maternity needs. So our insurance company has screwed us. A Insurance company that I’m sending money to. Well, not anymore.
I looked into new insurance for us. Unfortunately, because she is pregnant. It will cost far more to have insurance now, than it did when she was not pregnant. However, we do have some options and we are currently looking into them at this point and I’m not concerned to much about it.
We have been discussing a lot of things about the baby to be. One thing we discussed was, do we want to know the sex of the baby? Personally, I do not want to know until the baby is born. My wife on the other hand wants to know so that she can buy the appropriate clothing for the baby, as well as other things. Which makes sense, but if she knew or anybody knew, it wouldn’t be long before I found out. Not because somebody would tell me, but because I’m very good at putting two and two together and finding out the truth behind something, even when I’m not trying. And this is something I can not help because, my mind works in such a way that is constantly putting things together. And I was a child spoke many Christmases because I was able to figure out what my guests were without ever seeing them. So we have decided together that it’s best to know the sex of the baby, once we get an ultrasound and can have it revealed to us.
We have also discussed the names for the baby. If it’s a boy. We have two options that we are looking at Daniel Elijah. The other being the reverse Elijah Daniel. We decided on this for a boy for a few reasons. One being both are biblical. Next being that both of our own dads are named Daniel, and this would be a great way to honor them. And my wife’s brother who had passed away, was also named Daniel. So we would be able to pay her brother respects in an honorable way. And the name Elijah is just a name that I always wanted to name my son if I ever had one. And both are biblical names.
If it is a girl. Well, we really don’t know what we would need her. We haven’t even really put out any names. Although we have both asked each other what if it’s a girl what would you name her. So far the only answer I’ve personally been able to come up with is naming her after my wife. Other than that we really don’t know. We may follow a more traditional Filipino meaning method. Which if I understand correctly the middle name will be the last name of her family.
We’ve even been to a babies-R-us store and looked around at things we will need and want to get a child. And strangely enough no matter how masculine I tried to be at the babies-R-us store. I found it hard as I was a looking at such cute little things saying things like Ahaaa… It’s so cute. Things you normally would never hear me say.
We have also discussed other core issues, such as how we want to raise her child in such a way that glorifies God. And things that we would expect from each other, raising our child together.
Other topics that we have discussed have been circumcision, which I am against. To what method of punishment we feel would be best for the child upbringing.
All in all, there’s a lot of things we have discussed and a lot more that we probably need to discuss. Things we haven’t even really thought about it.
I think though, most of all we are a little scared and nervous about our first child. Me perhaps a little more so on the raising of the child because I was an only child. I don’t really have experience when it comes to raising children. So I never cared for a younger brother or sister. So I don’t have that experience. And my father died before before I was two years old so I don’t have normal father figure to be an example to me. So I’m a little nervous and scared due to my inexperience.
My wife on the other hand, does have that experience, but I think she’s a little more worried about what she’s going to go through. Although I think she is also a little nervous and scared about raising the child to. As she’s has asked me now, more than once. If I think she will make a good mother. And I do think she will, she is very good with kids. I’ve seen her interact with them. And she has a very big heart. She’s kind, compassionate and caring. All the things that I find attractive about her. And it is these things that I find attractive about her that makes me think that she will be a terrific mother.