I smile when I hear people tell me about how much my life is going to change with a baby on the way. Not because I do not believe them, I have no doubt at all that things are going to be turned asunder for us. but because our life has already changed in more … Read more Countdown to Fatherhood – T-Minus 5 weeks
Throughout this journey, we have been plagued by fear. It has been, as a poet might say, our constant companion. Not fear of having the new addition in our lives, but the fears that come with a baby in the making in general. Things that go beyond the control of mankind, things that, you might … Read more Countdown to Fatherhood – T-Minus 6 weeks
Something that I am looking forward to, with the coming of our child, are the conversations. Granted, at first those conversations are going to be mostly grunts, squeals and crying, with occasional laughing and “Baby Talk”. But before you know it, and I am sure most parents reading this will agree, they will start talking. … Read more Countdown to Fatherhood – T-Minus 7 weeks
Decisions… The process of preparing for the arrival of a child is something new to us. We walk through the stores, look at the goods that are being offered and just get lost. There are so many things out there that we need or want, but are not sure which way to go. Luckily there … Read more Countdown to Fatherhood – T-Minus 8 Weeks
I have thought about this a lot over the years. Most of the time, though, it has been from the point of view of a child that never really KNEW his father that well, except as the guy that would occasionally show up for the errant birthday or take me off for the obligatory weekend visitation.
At the time this will publish, there are about ten weeks remaining before my wife’s due date, so I will take the next ten weeks to talk about my feelings of parenting, what my parents were like and how I will use their, and other people’s parents, influences on me, to raise this child.