My missus stunned me last night with news that she was expecting. Actually, not sure why I was so surprised given that we've been married for 4 years and she recently came off the pill, but just the sudden shock and realisation that I will be responsible for another human being has knocked me for six.
She is over the moon and very excited, and I guess I like the idea of being a dad but I'm still a little nervous. I also know from a selfish perspective that many of my indulgences will have to be curbed e.g. I'm cancelling my order for a new car, no more big holidays, automatic gadget updates etc.. However the biggest factor playing on my mind is whether the baby will be healthy, and if it has health issues how well could we cope in a foreign country.
I'm rambling a bit, but I am pleased and hopefully that will turn into genuine excitement as things start to progress.
<big sigh! >