Who wants to be a daddy Part 2…

Can you believe it was back in May last year that I posted this about my desire to become a dad: https://macarthursmutterings.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/who-wants-to-be-a-daddy/

It feels like just yesterday, but then again it feels like a lifetime ago as well as so much has happened. You will know from other posts that I have written that this is something that has been a dream of mine for a long time, and the journey to parenthood has not been all that straightforward. But that journey is moving forward and by the end of this year (well more likely November) I will be the father to not one but two bundles of joy.

It seems all the hard work and patience is being rewarded twice over. I was I must admit a little nervous/surprised when I got the call to say it was twins, even though there was an indication it might be, hearing ii for real is something.  For a while I kept thinking “kids” not “kid”… two, there are going to be two of them… any child is an exciting prospect but twins, well now that it just twice as exciting.

Now that it is all happening of course I am worried about how good a dad I will be, and should I be doing this or that etc etc. Some people have asked me how ‘different’ will it mean things will be for me and the mother now that there are two instead of just the one on the way, but you know what, I can’t answer that because we will have no benchmark. The main difference is we just have to think of and agree on extra names, because now we need two boys and girls names just in case. I was hoping for some Star Wars themed names but that got vetoed.

No we do not know what gender they will be, we both want to be surprised, I am actually really looking forward to the Dr saying, “congratulations it is a…..”. Although that said at the last scan one of them was kicking it’s legs about and I got all blokey and have convinced myself it must be a boy and he is going to be a football player (where is all this macho shit coming from), and I won’t even begin to tell you about some of the dreams I have been having….

Anyway, we are halfway there and mother and babies are all growing nicely (I might get it in the neck for saying that) and not only that but the smile on my face just gets bigger and bigger every day….

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19 Responses to “Who wants to be a daddy Part 2…”

  1. Mrs Moore Says:

    I am seriously thrilled and excited for you Mr C. Twins! Bloody hell!! You have never done things in half measures though have you?
    So happy for you my friend – you will make a great dad, and you have the best attitude to not imagine what it will be like because everyone’s experience is so different. The one thing I am sure of is these kids are coming into a world where they are SO WANTED and will be SO LOVED.
    Did I also say – TWINS – BLOODY HELL!!!

  2. Allan Says:

    Congratulations Colin – I’m thrilled for you. It’s been a very long road for you and now you’re getting double the fun! Tremendously exciting!

    I look forward to big announcement! And good luck! 🙂


    • macarthursmutterings Says:

      Thank you Allan, it was years ago we had that chat in the pub about this… who would have though 😉

  3. billoguo Says:

    Congratulations Daddy Macarthur! That’s fantastic news. No doubt you’ll be celebrating with loads of wine and cake 🙂

  4. Narinda Algar Says:

    Bought a tear to my eye & a big ‘ah’ from my mouth! So happy for you Col, and know you will be the BEST father, just like your bessie mate Matt xxxx

  5. Jana Says:

    Oh Colin, I’m so happy for you!! BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS….This great news has seriously made my day!!!

    • macarthursmutterings Says:

      Remember that night in Brisbane when we were away for work and you told me you were having a baby… can you believe it was so long ago, feels amazing to finally be coming true 😉

  6. Sara Garcia Says:

    Fantastic, Col, congrats! Very exciting news. I’ll keep watching out for news in November.

  7. Derek Leddie Says:

    Hi Colin,
    Its been a long time since we worked together but it feels like you are living on the leading edge of life.

    We are so happy for you,
    Love Derek and Nic

    • macarthursmutterings Says:

      Thanks Derek, the leading edge of life it is, but what a great place to be keeps life interesting 😉

  8. Lyndall Says:

    Colin this is just wonderful news!!!!!!! Huge congratulations! People who told me had such a huge smile on their face telling me and now so do I. Can’t wait to hear more details – of the babies not the dreams. Why is it common to have bizzare dreams when expecting kids??????


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