President Obama had just been inaugurated earlier in the day. He
promised change, and boy, did I get one. My wife had not been
feeling well, so I told her to see her doctor. When I got home she
was waiting for me in tears. She was helping me take my bag off, so
I knew something was up. I immediately thought the worst. "Cancer?"
She replied in a crying trembling voice, "NOOOOOOOOOO." I
immediately followed up with "Are you pregnant?" She replied,
"Yeeeessssss." She bawled even harder. I burst into laughter, gave
my wife a huge hug and kiss and said, "Holy sh%$, I'm going to be a
Sean Leonard, Chicago
I was cautiously joyful. We had been trying for a few months,
and we were already in our mid-30s. We were excited, but we were in
a state of disbelief, too. The reality is still setting in, and the
more it does, the happier I become.
I would say the immediate, more drastic change for us, was that
we lived in a one-bedroom condo downtown. So we jumped right into
buy house/sell condo mode.
Jeff Garretson, Orland Park
For some reason my mind reverted back to adolescence and all I
could think about was "How am I going to tell my parents?" Then
after realizing that I was, in fact, a grown man, I came to the
conclusions that a) I did not have enough cash on hand to run off
to Mexico, and b) we could handle this.