From our friends at Mamiverse!
When a man learns that his wife or partner is expecting, his life changes completely. Recently a student of mine, a 30-year old woman, announced, in shock, in class, that she was pregnant. What she said, and how she said it, almost in agony, brought me back to my early manhood and prompted me to dig into my neurons to remember a similar episode, but the male version of it, that occurred years ago.
My young wife had gone to the doctor with her mother for some sort of a trivial checkup. At that time I was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh, pursuing my MA in the Department of Foreign Languages at the Cathedral of Learning. I believe, and memory serves me right, I was studying for an exam, when both women burst in with the good news: my wife was pregnant. Both my wife and my mother-in-law were beaming with happiness. Continue reading at Mamiverse.