A few of you have expressed interest in knowing the details of how it happened since I didn’t say anything on the first blog entry. To keep this PG, unfortunately for all of you I am going to have to skip the best part of how the baby happened. 😉
I’ll start from that Sunday afternoon when I went to practice with my dedicated soccer team. When I returned home as soon as I was turning the knob in the front door, Monica semi opened the door and told me to close my eyes. “Nice!” I thought to myself. “I just gotta take a quick shower and I am ready to roll.” She held my hand and guided me into our bedroom. I stepped into our love room and I could distinctly smell the roses she had placed all around. I was ready to open my eyes and put some love music, you know? Some “Let’s get it on” by Marvin Gaye, some R&B, some “Your body is calling me” by R. Kelly, you know, some of that good stuff. I was smirking, grinning like a teenager about to get some action, thinking, “Man, I must have done something good!” I could feel my body temperature rising. But nope, forget about it, I opened my eyes and the first thing I see is a basket full with a stork, baby paraphernalia, a handmade card, a champagne bottle, 2 Cigars and the golden glow of some twenty candles that did not match Monica’s smile as she told me “We are pregnant!” My reaction? You can read it here.
It’s real people! (Not that we needed scientific proof, but for all the haters and skeptics…)
(CNN) — Love’s first blush fading? Lost that loving feeling? Love is not all around? Sick of cliches? Take heart, scientists have discovered that people can have a love that lasts a lifetime.
Scientists have used brain scans to study how long love lasts between couples. Using brain scans, researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have discovered a small number of couples respond with as much passion after 20 years together as most people only do during the early throes of romance, Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper reported.
The researchers scanned the brains of couples together for 20 years and compared them with results from new lovers, the Sunday Times said.
About 10 percent of the mature couples had the same chemical reactions when shown photographs of their loved ones as those just starting out.
Previous research has suggested that the first stages of romantic love fade within 15 months and after 10 years it has gone completely, the newspaper said.
“The findings go against the traditional view of romance — that it drops off sharply in the first decade — but we are sure it’s real,” said Arthur Aron, a psychologist at Stony Brook, told the Sunday Times.