So, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, Adam and Ashli’s blog very quickly became Ashli’s blog. Does this mean that I haven’t been involved with the process?…well obviously not in the same way she is, but I’m still very involved. Well, it must be that I just haven’t seen anything funny, interesting, or noteworthy about pregnancy or life to share with you all?…nope, not that either. Every day there is something crazy about Snowball’s development, people’s reactions to Mama or Baby (sometimes even Dad), or the excitement that is the childbirth class. Alright, so I hate the interwebs?…FALSE, the webernets give me a career and now I’ve even broken down and signed up for a Facebook account. So, why the lack of posts…well there are bevy of excuses I could try to give, but I’d like to think that I’ve been practicing and getting ready for being a Dad.
How?…you may ask. Well, we all know that parents get 0 sleep and 0 free time once the bundle of joy is snuggled into the crib (or not) instead of Ashli’s belly. Actually, according to well, EVERYONE, “you have no idea what to expect until you get there”. So, I guess I don’t know that yet, because I haven’t been told that a million times or read about it or have any common sense. However, I’m ASSUMING that I will get less shut-eye and less time to cheer on the Huskers, hit the links, dress up at Gene Shalit or Bobby Bowden on the next guys trip, or even my favorite A&A time (not always what you think). So, I’ve been practicing reducing hours of dream time and free time. Turns out, my quest to “better myself” through an MBA, along with the commute to Lincoln and deal with in-season issues that come with creating a kick-butt coaching solution for high school football teams, along with the joys of home ownership, along with trying to purchase things and learn about baby, and time goes quickly. So, although I’m certainly not trying to say that my MBA professors call me up at 3 o’clock in the morning, simply scream into the phone, and then request that my wife feed them for a while, I do feel like I’ve proven to myself that I can indeed operate on very little sleep.
I know what you’re saying…”Adam, turns out you’re going to continue to have all these issues AND a baby and all the added responsibility (and joy) that come with that” Well, this is only partially true. I will finish up my MBA in May and will only have class one night a week after baby comes. Not to mention that I easily had the MOST time consuming class this semester in the form of a Business Consulting class which required around 15 hours a week on normal weeks and ramped up to about 30-40 hours for 2 or 3 weeks of the project. Boo. Although this will be the “Capstone” Business Policy course, I doubt the time suck will quite be that high. Regardless, May can’t come soon enough.
The kibosh has also been put on the commute. My last day at AST was last Friday and I started Monday at Jelecos here in Omaha. My commute was somewhere between 10-12 minutes this morning down from the 50-55 I was seeing. WIN. I’m very excited about the opportunities here as well and think it will work out well and will free up some time for Snowball and it’s lovely Mother.
Regardless, my apologies to all of our/Ashli’s readers for not contributing my viewpoints to the pregnancy. I’m planning on turning the corner here probably starting with my takes on the Childbirth class and shopping for Snowball and then move on from there. Thanks for your patience and I promise…I can function without sleep.