My Talking Dolphin Spoke To Me

I have so much on my mind it would be impossible to write all about it. I’m not even going to try.

For all of you who haven’t already heard, my girlfriend is pregnant. I found out about a month ago, and my life has been completely hectic since. The whole situation is quite the interesting story, but it will take days to explain it all in full detail. I will give you the abridged version.

My girlfriend, Celia, took a pregnancy test, and it was positive. When I found out I was in complete shock. I didn’t think it could happen to us. I felt like (and I still do) feel like I was dreaming. Anywho, Celia and I ventured to this little place called Carenet. Carenet is a place that helps women with anything if they are pregnant. I didn’t know what else to do so I thought we would give it a shot.

The building looked like a little house. When we got there we couldn’t even find the front door. We finally made our way inside, and Celia was given papers to fill out. When she finished they took her into another room, and I was left in the lobby. I was hardly nervous at all until this point. While I was waiting a woman named Linette came into the room and just started talking to me. She kept telling me everything was going to be alright no matter what happens. She made me feel more comfortable as we traded our life stories.

After about 15 minutes they called me into the room where Celia was, and they confirmed what I already thought; she was pregnant. At this point things got a little awkward. There was a lady there who was just staring at Celia and I for 5 straight minutes. She made me feel uncomfortable, and I had no idea what to do or say. Linette eventually entered the room, prayed with us, gave us a basket full of free stuff, and we went on our way.

A couple days later was fathers’ day which took on a completely different meaning. I knew that in just one year I would be a father which was scary, but also a little exciting. Shortly after fathers’ day my parents were leaving for Hawaii to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. I thought it would be wise not to tell them about the baby until after they got back from Hawaii (they later thanked me for waiting to tell them).

Over the next couple weeks Carenet continued to call Celia and I asking if we told our parents and if we wanted to make an appointment for an ultrasound. Carenet offers free ultrasounds so they can make sure there is a beating heart and everything initially looks healthy. The next time we visited Carenet was a much different experience. The scared and nervous feeling I had was gone. The ultrasound technician, Lisa, was a very nice lady. She explained everything there was to ultrasounds to us even though it completely went over our heads. It took Lisa a minute to find the baby, but she eventually found the heartbeat. She turned on the sound so we could hear it too. I looked at Celia and she had the biggest smile on her face. It was really amazing to be able to hear the heartbeat of my baby. It made the whole thing seem real. Lisa printed off a bunch of pictures and even gave Celia and I our own. I’ll try to scan it and upload it some other time so you all can see it.

I’m very happy that we found Carenet because they’ve been really helpful throughout the whole thing. They offer parenting classes that Celia and I will probably take. For every class we go to we get 18 (I think) free diapers and after a certain amount we get a new car seat and after we’ve been to all the classes we get a new crib. I think it’s awesome, and it would help out tremendously.

Anywayz, that’s all I got for now. I really need to go to bed. I’ve got a new job which involves me getting up at 5:20 in the morning, but that’s a different story. Goodnight.

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