Saturday, December 09, 2006

Leave it to Beaver


The last time I was in New Jersey was around November 5th. I was there on vacation doing a little painting and visiting friends, and family. Allyson (my wife) couldn't make the trip because of her teaching schedule. It was the first time that she didn't go with me in about three years. Allyson was completely distraught about not being able to go with me to New Jersey, because she fully comprehends the greatness that is the Garden State. How would you feel if your significant other was in New Jersey, and you were left all alone in a God-forsaken state like Kentucky for example? Exactly... but Allyson is a very strong person, and managed to go on with her life, despite the fact that I was going to be gone for an entire week.

On the second day of my vacation, Kim Jong Ramone, and I were pulling out of a parking garage in New York at about 1:30 in the morning when Allyson called, "Corky...I need to tell you something". I could tell by the serious tone of her voice that it was something big. My heart started beating really fast! Finally after a long pause from Allyson I said, "What is it"! She finally told me, "I think I'm pregnant". Kim Jong Ramone knew immediately what was going on. I'm not sure if it's because I was sitting right next to him in the car or because of the biggest shit eating grin I've ever had on my face. Still, it sucked to be 730 miles away from my wife when hearing about this news for the first time, but I finally understood what it must have been like for a sailor fighting in World War 2 to discover that his wife was pregnant.

Allyson waited for a couple of weeks to tell her parents, and her close friends about the good news. Me? I told the parking garage attendant while Kim Jong Ramone was paying him. I stayed in NJ for a couple of more days, doing a paint job for Willsix and telling my parents and close friends about the news. Flash forward to today, and somehow Allyson is 10 weeks pregnant, and here I am today sharing this wonderful news with you, and the rest of the world.

Allyson has had a pretty rough bout with morning sickness. Up until about two days ago, she's been throwing up two to three times a day. She has also been nauseous most of the time, and can not stand the smell of anything. Allyson has also been reading a couple different books, and visiting tons of websites about pregnancy. Really she's been great about the morning sickness. A real soldier that Allyson. I on the other hand have been doing nothing, but fantasising. My favorite question to ask Allyson on a daily basis is, "What are you going to do if you wind up with two or three little Corkys"? Then I start marching around our home pretending that there's three of us, and of course we're all dressed the same, just like in The Royal Tenenbaums.

On a more serious note it still feels very surreal to me. I'm flooded with tons of emotions all day long, most of them being very happy, but obviously there is fear involved too. "Make sure you hold the railing when you walk down the stairs Allyson", but I try not to dwell on those types of feelings. I'm really happy and excited for us.

I think the picture I used for this post is perfect. I'm not tyring to project any feeling about wanting only boys. It more represents how perfect our family is going to be. There will be no dysfunction in our house hold! That kind of stuff can stay in Eddie Haskell, Gilbert and Whitey's homes, and if we happen to have a little girl that will be great too, I'm sure she will make lots of friends after I enroll her at the convent when she turns 16.




22 comments:

Metal Mark said...

Congratulations! It is a weird experience in some ways. It took us a long time to have out first, but Metalgirl will soon be three. Then we thought that since it took so long have a child the first time that it would take a long time for number two. We were wrong and Metalboy came into the world at the beginning of 2006.

The Adult in Question said...

congrats!!! :)

RockDog said...

Hey Cap'n! CONGRATS! Thats kick ass news! If you don't already have one, invest in a digital camera and take tons of pictures...they grow so quickly! Sounds cheesy, but true! Good luck and I wish you both the very best!

The Grumbler said...

i already congratulated you, so can i make fun of you now?

corky's trip to nyc w/kjr = sailor fighting in World War 2.

that nyc is a rough place, sort of like storming the shores of normandy or toiling in the jungles of the pacific islands.

The Grumbler said...

also, if you guys do have twins or another kid close in age, i am so getting you matching adiddas track suits.

Life, or Something Like It said...

That is such wondeful news! I was going to enroll my girls in a convent, too. I never got around to it, but so far so good. KC turned out alright....(The Adult In Question).

Feels Like Home said...

Congratulations!!

Kim Jong Ramone said...

Kim Jong has a nice ring to it for a name. I'm just sayin.....

HoosierGirl5 said...

Congratulations!
And if you want more than one, there are a couple of teenagers up for grabs from the Hoosier State!
Free!
J.

James Burnett said...

Congrats, captain. My wife and I are working on our first. Hope we have similar news soon (except for the morning sickness).

BTW, thanks for coming by. I'll be reading your blog regularly. Give me a few days to get out of my lazy streak and I'll add it to my roll.

kat said...

Oh that is SO exciting! Way to spawn!

OCshorty said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. I wish you all, the best.

captain corky said...

Thanks everyone! James and Kat, I added your blogs to the roll call.

Ms. Tuesday said...

I am so excited for you!!! Congrats!! You are too cute that you are so excited and protective of her. You're gonna be a great daddy, i just know it. Hubby says our children all have to be boys too cause if we have girls he's gonna lock them in the basement till their 40. =)

Lady K said...

HOLY COW! That is GREAT news! Congratulations! I've heard that morning sickness is pretty rough. I'm sure she's gotten a lot of comments like, "try Saltines..."

Wow. Awesome. You're gonna make a GREAT dad.

Lady K said...

HOLY COW! That is GREAT news! Congratulations! I've heard that morning sickness is pretty rough. I'm sure she's gotten a lot of comments like, "try Saltines..."

Wow. Awesome. You're gonna make a GREAT dad.

Big Pissy said...

Woo Hoo!

Fabulous news~Congrats!

You'll be a great dad! :)

Abby J said...

Congratulations to both of you, Corky! I can't wait to get him/her a booster seat at the Touch and feed them their first fries with gravy!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Capt. Corky and Allison. I know you will make great parents.

Justin's Mom said...

Congratulations Corky & Allyson! I'm so excited for you both!

TheBirdman33 said...

I can't wait to be a god father!
It is gonna be awesome!

I've said it to both of you already but want to say Congradulations!

willSIX said...

As stated earlier, congratulations, Captain. I'm glad to hear Allyson is feeling better. Ginger tea!

Little boys are great but dumb as rocks. Sylvie is currently working on some advanced calculus at home, and that despite the fact that she can only count to three! A genius, I tells ya!

I recommend taking lots of pictures, because pretty soon you will be so busy you will forget this time of your lives for awhile, and when you decide to revisit it, you'll be grateful for the images.