Posted at 5:45 PM on May 8, 2008
by Jeff Horwich
...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."
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 >
On the "How's the Family?" blog I report on issues through the lens of family..... it seems like it was more on MOMbo that I was being a parent in a "transparent" kind of way: reflecting on motherhood and all its angst, confusion and thrills. I took MOMbo off the web last year and I've really been missing it. I might bring it back up just for the archive of all the great stuff that was there from so many people.
Meanwhile, I've been thinking of you and your pending paternity.
I look forward to seeing how you reflect on such a huge change in your life as an all around artist, radio producer and musician.
Take 'er easy.... and get some sleep in the next few weeks.
Thanks, Nanci! I've got a new-found interest in family issues, that's for sure! Whether I'll get any better at reflecting on it remains to be seen...
That said, I'm sure it will come through in the music. And I suppose I'll start making references to it in opening monologues (when I got married, suddenly the phrase "my wife" started popping up with remarkable frequency).
Congratulations! And welcome to my demographic.