Pregnancy Q&A: March 4 edition

In honor of our impending trip to the hospital to get this thing going (we’re headed there tomorrow evening), I thought it would be cool to post another Q&A. You may remember the Feb. 1 edition, which proved quite popular. And it was helpful for me, too, because it cut down on some of the “repeat question” offenders. If you don’t see your question here, please check my previous post first. Most of the answers still apply.

With that, I bring you the March 4 edition …

Q: Thursday, eh?
A: Yes, Thursday. I’ve only said it a thousand times.

Q: Tell me again, are you having a boy or girl?
A: Please, please, please do NOT ask this question again. If you don’t know by now, maybe you should go elsewhere.

Q: Have you picked a name yet?
A: Yes.

Q: Can you tell me what that name is?
A: Nope. However, you’ll find out soon enough. Of course, if you’ve seen the arrangement of letters we put up on the wall of the baby’s room, you may be able to figure it out.

Q: Is it Chester?
A: No.

Q: Is it Justin Jr.?
A: No.

Q: Is it Michael Christian Cunniff Jr. or Robert Jason Bergfeld Jr.?
A: No.

Q: Do you like it when I keep asking you about names?
A. No, so please stop.

Q: How’s Sarah feeling?
A: She’s feeling big, which is appropriate, since she is, well, big now. She’s also a little nervous. Though she’s watched about 10,000 births on Discovery Health over the past nine months, she’s still not sure about what exactly is going to happen. (As a related aside, I’m soooo sick of coming downstairs, turning the corner to the living room and seeing baby shows and that darn program about some lady named Kate, her husband and their eight kids — so stupid.)

Q: How about you? Are you ready to be a dad?
A: I’m absolutely ready. As I mentioned on this blog a few days ago, I have this calm sense about me right now. Things just feel right. It’s hard to explain, so I won’t try any harder than that. You’ll have to take my word on it.

Q: Has the pregnancy impacted your relationship with Sarah?
A: I think it’s drawn us closer together. I may joke about marital woes from time to time, but we really get along great and love each other deeply.

Q: Is Sarah “nesting” yet?
A: Oh yeah. She’s been cleaning nonstop. Earlier today, I had to pry a bleach-based product out of her vice grip-like hand. “Baby shouldn’t be breathing the fumes that product emits,” I said. She finally handed over the stuff, but she just moved on to something else, like dusting. I’m just glad she recently stopped telling me that I don’t do “anything” (she’s since replaced that comment with the more appropriate and perfectly applicable, “You don’t do very much around here.”)

Q: Do you think Molly will be able to handle it when you bring the baby home?
A: I must first state that our goldendoodle, precious as she appears, is hyperactive and, quite frankly, a moron. I don’t think she’s going to handle this new addition well. She turned 2 years old today, but she still has some growing up to do. I don’t think my pleading to her will do any good.

Q: When are you headed back to work?
A: April 4.

Q: Wow, April 4? That’s awesome. Where do you work?
A: I work for the Standing Partnership, and they’ve been really great to me.

Q: What about Sarah? When’s she going back?
A: I believe June 1.

Q: Did you ever decide what you’re going to do about child care?
A: We’re still procrastinating. Let us know if you have any ideas worth sharing.

Well, that officially wraps up this Q&A. If you have additional questions, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail.

2 thoughts on “Pregnancy Q&A: March 4 edition

  1. I am soooooo excited. You and Sarah are positively wonderful people and are going to be such great parents. I cannot wait to see you two and Lopinot Jr.!!! Wish I could be there tomorrow. Post a pic of the baby’s room would ya??

  2. This is for mama Sarah: I remember the days before Adrian was born. I was so ready, yet a little scared/nervous. I think that is just the right way to feel. Like a first date with someone you want to go out with. It’s a ‘girl thing’…I am certain. I knew that I was days away from giving birth, that we would all be ok and that things would never be the same. May your labor be just enough ‘work’ to push my little great nephew out into this big, crazy wonderful world. I love you!YOU CAN DO IT!This is for daddy Justin: Hey, don’t knock Jon & Kate plus 8 – we all love them!!And, I love you, too! xoxox

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