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September 30, 2006


Congratulations! The photograph looks marvellous!

My wife and I recently saw a similar picture of our own. She's at about 15 weeks now, and everything seems to be going well, which translates into her feeling pretty lousy!

Lots of extra housework for me. Gotta do what you've gotta do!

Idler, congratulations. My daughter is about three months along--so she and your wife are on pretty much the same baby track.

It's a big lifestyle change, for sure. I remember thinking, way back in January 1972, "Now I've flipped from being my parents' child to being the parent of a child." A large change of perspective, almost instantly.

Much more responsibility. Much more work. But never a regret.

Actually this will be our second. My son Miles turns four on Oct. 16.

However, a friend has said that you're really a parent when you have more than one child. I wouldn't put it that way myself, but I can imagine what he might mean. Somehow I think 1+1 will equal something more than 2.

I pray your daughter is due to have a girl, after having read about your contempt for the male of our species I can only assume you would be devestated if she had a selfish, egotistical and male. After all, those male babies are only good for cannon fodder, according to you that is.
Hence, I really am praying the baby will be a female.

Karl, my man, that post about women being more generous than men was written in a light tone and should be taken that way.

I certainly don't have contempt for males, being such a creature myself, and liking what I am. My point simply is that women look at life differently than men, thank god.

Overall, one sex isn't better than the other. But women and men are better at different things, by and large. I believe women are better at child-raising, by and large, because they're more empathic and caring.

Men are better at fighting wars, by and large, because they're stronger and more aggressive. Different qualities for different folks. That's what keeps life (and relationships) so interesting.

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