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Tears, Dancing, and "Bad Dairy"

We're starting to tell a few people closest to us. Immediate family and closest friends. Reactions have been interesting.

We reached my wife's dad first. He cried...which isn't surprising as he cries at everything. Weddings, life, sappy commercials (I love my father-in-law, but it is pretty easy to make fun of him for this). We've been bugging him to visit for a while so he can see our new house. When we told his the news, he and his girlfriend were practically booking their travel online while we were on the phone.

My parents were next. Now, my mother has been bugging me to make her a grandmother practically since the day I hit puberty. Her reaction was great. It involved a shocked, "No!" followed by frustration when we told her she couldn't tell people yet, followed by what my dad described as dancing in the living room.

My wife's sister was third. They were talking on speaker phone, so I got to hear the conversation. My wife and her little sister h…

Oh, Hell No!

Hi there...my name is Jason. And, yesterday, the doctor confirmed to my wife and I that we are going to be parents. This will be our first child and we are...ummm...what would be the proper description? Freaked out! And, excited, at the same time.

Obviously, this is all new to us. My wife took the at home test (you know...the one with the fancy commercial with the stream of "water" splashing onto the little strip on something or other?) on Wednesday. Doc confirmed on Friday. We are going to be parents.

Over the last few days, many thoughts have gone through our minds. Some of these thoughts are obvious (which room will be the nursery?), some are things that we've not really thought of (do you know how much daycare costs), and some are...well, just stupid (where does the milk come from, cuz I don't see any holes in your nipples?).

My goal for this site is to, essentially, write about my experiences as the dad to be. It's a place for me to share my thoughts on what…