This post, written by Greg, originally appeared on MommyDaddyBlog.com.
I just came across an interesting video of a promo for an upcoming documentary entitled, “Being Dad: USA”. Just as the title suggests, the documentary is all about being a father. It looks like the producers are going around and interviewing regular ol’ dads and getting their perspectives on fatherhood and parenting as a whole. I came across the promo through Keith of African American Dad, a blog that I frequent, who’s included in it. It’s definitely worth checking out and I can’t wait until the complete documentary is available!
I laughed at the part at the beginning where the guy was explaining how he found out his wife was pregnant. As for those of you too lazy to watch the video:
Guy: You’re pregnant?
Wife: How’d you know?
Guy: I was just talking sh*t, I had no idea!
It made me think of when I got “the call” from Mommy when she found out that she was pregnant with Boogie. The conversation went a little something like this:
(Just a little back story: Mommy and I had a feeling we were pregnant weeks before it was official. She wasn’t experiencing any pregnancy symptoms, she had just developed a slight stomach pudge. There were no missing periods to go off of because she had just gotten off of Depo Provera. If you’re a first-time visitor here, you may want to read Mommy’s conception story. So now that you’re up to speed, we had just bought a pack of two home pregnancy tests. When we got back home, I had to get ready to head out to one of my classes to take an exam. So Mommy told me that she would take the pregnancy tests while I was in class.)
So I was sitting in class, waiting for the exam to start, when my cell phone rang. It was Mommy.
Mommy: Hounie… (“Hounie” is what we call each other; it’s a variation of the word “honey”)
Me: …yeees? (I had already sensed what was coming next)
Mommy: It said yes!
Me: Are you serious?! (smiling from ear to ear)
Me: Oh my God! (as if it were a big surprise to me) Did you take both of them?
Mommy: No, I only took one. But I wanted to call you when I saw that it said yes!
Me: Ok, take the second one and call me as soon as you get the results!
After we got off the phone, I could not stop smiling. I’m pretty sure the people around me were looking at me as if I was crazy (guy next to me: “Why the heck is that guy smiling for no reason?”). I couldn’t concentrate at all on my exam because I was so happy (two plus two is five, right? Right? No? Well who cares, I’m going to be a daddy!). As soon as I got done taking my exam, I called Mommy back.
Mommy: It said yes too!
And it was official, we were pregnant!