look, ma, two digits!
Oh boy! We're down to a two-digit countdown now. I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait!!!!!!!
9 months is a long time to wait.
According to Parents.com, a 6-month (24-week) old fetus is able to live outside the womb. That means that if Baby is born now, he will be able to manage with a little help from the doctors. He'll be able to develop quite normally with the help of medication. So technically, 6 months is enough time for babies to stay in a womb.
Doesn't that make you wonder why babies are born only after 9 months? Why not 6?
I think that's just the way God planned it. For Mae and me, 9 months gives us some time to get our act together. 6 months ago, we would have made shitty parents. Now, we've gotten considerable less shitty. In another 3 months, we can almost be certain that in the future, Baby can grow into adulthood without ever needing therapy someday!
And having to go through an emotional rollercoaster for 9 months also helps us to appreciate Baby better. If babies can be made in a day or two, I don't think anyone will care too much for babies.
In fact, we might even eat our kids. Babies are cute and soft and they smell nice. "Yumm, that was good. Let's make another one for dinner next week!" We are Chinese, you know. And the Chinese will eat anything. Hahahhahha!!!
Thank God for 9 months.