Tuesday, September 20, 2005

My Son's due date is Sept 22. We were expecting him to get here sooner. But that's not the case. I have a feeling that the Doctors are going to end up inducing labor on my wife. Yesterday we had another false alarm. This pregancy is been full of lessons, It's amazing that we think we are in control of our lives, when in reality, we are just victims of circumstance. There are many things that science can tell us with certanty, but a baby's birth date is not one of them. Medicine does not know what causes labor, to this date, that remains a mystery. Interesting. We know the code of life embedded in DNA, we Know how to do organ transplants, but we can't know what causes the Uterus to start the chain of events that brings us to life.

I am not a patient person, but once again, I am learning to wait. I guess I am curious, I want to see his face, I want to know what his personality will be like. I need to start planning how I am going to ground him. How will he be? What kind of person? What will he do? Will he be President? a bum? A Politician? Pilot? Marine? Scientist? Painter? Actor? Garbage man? Will he be a Homo? How will I react to that?
Will he be shy? Outgoing? A Jock? A nerd?

Most likely he will have many traits from his family, chances are he will be stubborn like his Mom AND Dad, I hope he is smarter than me and good looking like his Mom.

One thing I can say is that I am not scared anymore. I get a little nervous when I think about it, but I feel ready.

I hope that he gets to know his family in Florida, Venezuela, New York and Costa Rica. I look forward to all those trips.

4 comments:

Ultrabiker said...

Your Son will be your Son. All the rest doesn't matter. As long as you love, respect and care for him as you would want to be, for the rest of his life, he will be what he is to be. Encourage him to be himself, to follow his dreams and goals. Motivate and nurture what he believes is his in himself, not what you wish or want for him. You will be amazed at what will blossom if you simply are there for him.

Jose said...

Thank you Ultrabiker.

martha said...

I think that the baby is teaching us how to be patient,which is something we both have to learn. I'm sure that whatever he does we will be very proud of him.

Carola said...

Jose,
We can never guess what kinda man Anthony will grow up to be. That will be up to him and the Universe. What we do know is that he will be loved unconditionally by his family, that as long as we are here he will have all the care and support that he will ever need, and that he will never be alone because our Lord will always be by his side to protect him.