Archive for tag: baby

Welcome, Andrew!

I’m a dad! 

Our little bundle of joy, Andrew, is three weeks old as of today.  Isn’t he adorable?


The above was taken when he was just a couple of days old.  Here’s a more recent picture:


I’ll definitely be posting more photos, don’t you worry.

It’s been a fast three weeks since he officially entered our lives, one week later than expected.  He is the best baby ever.  Seriously.  He’s really great.  That isn’t to say that he doesn’t have his moments, but after some of the colicky baby horror stories I’ve heard, we definitely have nothing to complain about.  Most of the time, he’s really happy and not too fussy.  And most importantly, he’s doing great health-wise.

I’m still trying to articulate what it means to be Andrew’s dad.  I love him and want to take care of him and give him all the best things.  I can’t wait to see what he does next and how his personality will develop.  There is a lot that I don’t know about being a father, but I want to be really, really good at it.  I hope I will be.

Jet lag (and baby lag?)

I went to London on business recently.  I was there for a week, and I’ve been back home about the same amount of time.  It was really hard being away from home while Amber is pregnant, but we both managed to survive without one another for a week.  It was snowing most of the time I was there, and I managed to get some pictures of a snowy Trafalgar Square:

I’m trying out a Live Writer/Sky Drive photo album integration here.  Please let me know what you think.

Anyway, I’ve been suffering the requisite jet lag since I got back.  For most of the week I’ve been going to sleep really early and waking up really early.  Although it’s been gradually getting better, I think I’ve shifted from jet lag into baby lag.

Obviously, our little one isn’t here yet, so it’s not like I’ve been waken by crying or anything like that.  It’s just that there is a lot that we need or want to do between now and July and when I happen to wake up at four a.m., my mind starts to get going on that stuff and I can’t get back to sleep.  Of course there are other big things going on right now that get thrown into that mix, so maybe it’s not fair to call it baby lag, but that’s the big one and it’s all kind of intertwined anyway.

Perhaps surprisingly, I’m not laying awake worrying about what kind of father I’ll be.  I definitely have those thoughts from time to time, but it’s all the preparation stuff that is getting me right now.  It’s been getting better, so maybe it’s all just a phase.