It’s so weird to think that tomorrow we will go to the hospital (hopefully!) and then come home with another person. I am ready to have a baby and bring him or her home, but I don’t think either of us is really prepared for the huge change that is going to happen in our house. How can you be? How can I know, having never done it before, how it will change my life? I can logically think it through (something I’m very good at) and anticipate potential challenges that may lie ahead in the next weeks, but I have no frame of reference for how I will feel, how all the emotions will hit me, and in what order they will come. Because I’m sure there are many strange things that you feel as a new parent. I don’t feel scared. Rob doesn’t either. It’s not that. It’s just surreal. Maybe that’s the best way to describe it. Foggy and surreal.
Surreality — A New Word. I Made It Up. It’s Mine. May 10, 2008