So, I took some time off starting last Wednesday. My daughter (and first-born child) was born on Thursday, May 24. It’s a completely overwhelming experience. Oh sure, I was like a lot of other guys, thinking I’d pass out at the sight of a baby being born, thinking it would be really cool to have a kid and all that stuff. Turns out that it’s impossible to predict how you’ll react to the birth of your child. Whatever you say you’re going to do – you’re not going to do that. Even if you *try*. It just won’t happen.

I’m someone who is known to be, in an extreme sort of way, “even keeled”. That’s a nice way of saying that I don’t show a lot of emotion in visual or dramatic ways. I’ve always been able to get my feelings across using words – either verbal or written – so I guess I developed that instead of the more outward visible signs of emotion. But when my daughter was born? Not so much. I was a blithering idiot, sobbing with happiness, excitement, and all kinds of other emotions that I don’t even know how to describe.

So anyway, I’ll get back to blogging now – just wanted to explain the hiatus 😀

  • Kevin


    I know exactly what you mean… the birth of my two older boys was the most amazing life experience that I’ve ever had. Simply incredible.

    We currently have a 3 mo old in the house… our 4th and LAST one.

    Get ready for the lack of sleep… but it’s all worth it.

    Again, congrats!


  • David A. Harding

    Congratulations! (Appologies for my tardiness: I didn’t hear the news until today.)