Dad On His Feet

I'll be a new father in August. The clock already started.

She’s finally asleep. Tonight’s been a lot of crying. Now, Stella’s asleep in this little thing. R is asleep. I’m the only one awake. Listening to the rain beat down on the roof.

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Last night this little girl did not want to go to sleep.

A List of Firsts

  • First bath.
  • First nail trim.
  • First lick by the dog.
  • First visit to Hendrix.
  • First hug by grandparents.
  • First visit to the pediatrician.
  • First day alone with Mom.

I’m sure there are many other firsts, but these are a few that were on my mind. Everything is new.

I surrender…to sleep.

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One thing I was unprepared for in fatherhood is all the trips up and down the stairs. Going to set up a downstairs diaper changing area.

Two Nights Home

stella sleepingBoth time and sleep seem to work in new ways. I don’t even know what time it is anymore. We get up. Or, R gets up and I’m vaguely aware she’s with Michiko. Or, I get up. The baby bounces and rocks. Feeds and sleeps. Cries if she’s too cold during a diaper change. All the while, Auggie snoozes in his bed watching with one eye open.

Michiko¬†had her first doctor’s appointment and everything was fine. I have a new understanding for the slowness and production level of loading a newborn into the car. This afternoon she’s mostly slept. A little 8.4 pound baby snoozing on my chest while we watched a movie. It’s wonderful.

The Long Awaited Breakfast
I felt guilty eating eggs with runny yolks in front of R while she was pregnant. For the first breakfast home, the wait was finally over.