Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Anticipation


My wife and I are expecting our first child in six weeks! How to comprehend such a life-changing event? Turn it into a comic. 

21 comments:

Marcos Faria said...

So cute. Congratulations and my best wishes to the three of you. You almost made me want one too.

molinos said...

I have two...and yes, you don´t know what you´re doing..but it´s going to be great fun..or something like that.

Congratulations

David said...

Congratulations! You are right! If this is your first baby then you have no idea how your lives will change.

One moment you will be up very early carrying a crying baby, and the in the next moment that baby, who depends on you for everything, will fall asleep in your arms. You'll look down and forget that it's way too late/early and forget that you are tired and fall in love with your child, again.

vanderleun said...

How wonderful for you both. You really do, at the most fundamental level, know a lot about this. You just don't know that you know it yet.

Two equipment suggestions:

No matter how many bundling blankets you have, you will need more.

Baby Nasal aspirator. You can thank me later.

antonio said...

Buona Fortuna! Good Luck!

Dan W said...

Congratulations! Looks like you're right on track.

Amy said...

Love this!! The comic and the comments are making me all teary. :) Can't wait to meet this little sweetie. It is so different than we imagined but indescribable!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful
and congratulations!

stevie d said...

Propagation of the species is a given, there will always be people giving birth. Having crossed that item off the list as reason for having children, what is left? I mean, really, what are children FOR? Precisely?

Lucas Fulgi said...

Congratulations!!! :D

Grant said...

Thanks all! Appreciate the enthusiasm and advice.

@stevie d: Generating ideas for future comics? Also: What if your parents had asked that question?

Glenn Fleishman said...

Your comic captures it perfectly. It's a wonderful leap into an unknown world, no matter how well you prepare yourself.

My piece of advice with two children? Sleep whenever you can. Sleep. Sleep. And sleep some more. In the early days especially. Because babies, even ones that seem to sleep well for weeks at a time, change schedules suddenly.

Connie said...

Congratulations! My husband and I are expecting our third child in the upcoming weeks. Kids can be so much fun. They make life exciting. They're definitely work, but worth it. And it goes by really fast. So enjoy!!! :)

Julie Filby said...

LOVE IT! You guys will do great :)

CaféOlé said...

Love the comic!
Congratulations and best wishes to all of you.

Rosele said...

Congratulations!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats from a fan.

I do feel the need to comment on the ambiguity of the phrase
"expecting our first child in six weeks."

My first thought was, Wow, most non-twins are months apart!

Greasemonkey said...

24Congrats, man.

tobeornot said...

congrantulations! :)

Tylerw said...

Man. I've got two kids, and I still don't know what I'm doing... Just wing it, it will be awesome.

Lula Carneiro said...

My first child was born the day after you posted this. And everyday I have the feeling that I have no idea what I'm doing (suppose my wife feels the same way).
Anyway, it's an amazing experience! :)

I just discovered your blog today. Your comics are great! Keep up the good work.