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The Waiting Room
Written by Gor   
Tuesday, 01 July 2003 00:00

Tai is now over eight months pregnant and she is starting to have some stomach pains which the doctor says is a warning. We now have to visit the doctor every week for a check up. In less than a month my baby is going to come out to see the real world. I am so excited about this because it is very near now; it could be today or tomorrow, who knows!

While we are waiting, we have to prepare to be real parents. It is very difficult for us to do that because we don’t have much responsibility at our age. We just want to go out and have fun with our friends. But for us we can’t really do that any more. It is not like a game that we can put on pause or restart if we make a mistake. It is real life, so we have to do our best to get it right the first time.

We went to see the doctor yesterday; he told us again about the exact date that our baby is going to be born. It is on the 14th of July, if nothing goes wrong. The doctor also said that it could be earlier or later so really it could be any day now. We are planning to go to a hospital near my working place called Ocean City or Muang Samut in Thai. We are very worried about the cost for giving birth. The doctor said that it will be like twenty thousand baht! I am not sure where I am going to find the money but at least I know that my girlfriend’s mum is going to help in some part.

My girlfriend and I are getting everything ready for our baby. We are cleaning the house and putting stuff away. We are trying to make the house clean from dust and dog’s hair. By the way, when the baby is born, the dog won’t be staying in our house. He will have to go to live with my girlfriend’s mum because the baby might be allergic to the dog or might get some diseases from the dog easily because she is just a baby!

This weekend, we are going to buy a cot for the baby. I am going to put it next to our bed on my girlfriend’s side. If the baby cries in the middle of the night she will be the one to get up to look after her. We are also planning to buy a special cupboard to put her clothes in so it won’t get mixed up with ours. We are trying to keep everything clean and healthy for her.

We are also thinking about how we are going to raise our child. It is good that we are in the age of both worlds; adult and teenager so we can understand our daughter better. We are also doing our best to stop doing things that we shouldn’t be doing such as drinking water from the bottle, farting loudly, burbing after eating etc. We don’t want the baby to copy us. We want to set a good example to her so that when she grows up she will be a nice pretty girl!

To be honest, we are a bit scared that we won’t be able to do a good job. We are scared of the responsibility. We know that the parenting job is not the kind of job that you can quit from anytime. It is the kind of job that you have to stay with for the rest of your life. We are going to try to be the best parents for her. Although we are not sure yet exactly how we will raise our daughter, I am sure that I won’t do it like my parents. I am going to be more understanding and be there for her whenever she needs me! I won’t get angry quickly or be moody with her without a good reason. I am going to be the best daddy in the world!