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In the Loop: May 8, 2008 Archive

You know you're (almost) a grown-up when...

Posted at 5:45 PM on May 8, 2008 by Jeff Horwich (3 Comments)

...you look up and suddenly realize you are interviewing pediatricians.

We interviewed our second one today on our lunch break. The first one, a few days ago, was a little odd -- and I think that distracted me from the big emotional impact of what we're actually doing. Today's was much more accessible, and we walked out thinking, "Yes, this is the person who we'd choose to safeguard the health of our first-born."

That's heavy.

All the books say that when you've got a kid on the way (as I do, within a few weeks) the guy usually has his crisis near the end of the process. I'm not having a crisis -- and I continue to maintain a very macho notion that I'm totally ready (even though, of course, I'm not -- who could be?)... but it's interesting how your world shrinks dramatically as the date gets closer. The pediatrician visit was definitely a signpost.

Must have been something to me if I'm actually writing about it. Suddenly I feel like I'm writing on Nanci Oleson's "How's The Family" blog. But like most guys, I'm too out of practice with verbalizing my emotions, so it's kind of an ugly process. So before I subject you to more... < EOM >

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