Wednesday, September 5th, 2007...10:20 am
A new dad’s perspective
It’s been a few weeks since our son was born. I, who was so reluctant, am totally in love with this newest member of our family. Sure, there are still moments of parental insecurity, some related to age, some the norm for any parent. But all in all, I fell really good about being a dad again.
Lisa and baby are doing great. We thought for a few days that he might be colicky, but I think we just weren’t reading all his cues that well yet. Lisa says it’s more than that – he cries when he has to poop and sometimes he spits up a bunch. Both are related to gas. Ha! Poop talk! Yep, I’m a dad again.
Anyway, we’re fortunate that we’re both at home, at least for six months or so. Then we’ll see if we can swing it so that Lisa only works part-time; since I work from home now, that would allow us to forgo outside the home child care. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Right now, we just want to focus on getting through the first few months.