So we’ve had a baby kicking around the place for 8 days now. I have learned and been reminded of the following eight things in the past week since we came home from the baby factory. [Read more…]
I am a new dad for the third time. Each birth experience has been different. I have only had a few days to get to know daughter number three and so far I would say she is a bit of a slacker. She just lies around and only really gets up to eat. She definitely isn’t willing to apply for jobs…
My five and almost seven year old have different personalities – in some way reflective of their births. D1 – our almost seven year old is contemplative and a slow eater and walker. She would rather walk than run. Her birth was induced and was an orderly affair. D2 – Our five year old was three weeks early and she would rather run than walk. She is a ball of energy and always on the move. D3 was two days late and labour was casual to start and then once they broke Laura’s water labour started in ernest and moved along quickly after that. It will be interesting to see if D3 will be perpetually late, take time to get started and really get engaged in things once she is started.
We’ve been home for four days and I am already learning things about what fatherhood of three girls is going to be like.
Well, the results are in, or perhaps I should say out… yesterday afternoon my partner’s contractions finally got themselves sufficiently organized to present a united front and get organized into a sort of regular pattern. After a couple of hours of sustained contractions we decided it was time to put the plan into action. [Read more…]
In our house dinner time is family time. Laura and I try encourage conversation at the table. We ask the girls about their day and sometimes get information from them. More often our attempts are stymied. Typically the answer I get when I ask what their favourite thing was about their day at school is “recess.” Lately that has changed. [Read more…]
We are inching closer to baby time, day-by-day. It seems as we get closer I get more questions about whether it is a boy or a girl. We don’t know. We don’t want to know – although I think once the kid is born, we’ll probably want to know then. Our daughters don’t seem to have a strong opinion either way. However, our almost seven year-old has told us that she already has a sister so she wouldn’t mind a brother. I don’t particularly care either way. There are differences certainly between what you can do with a boy vs. a girl and Mike Reynolds has enumerated those differences here. I do think he missed one other thing that we as father’s can’t do with daughters as compared to sons. [Read more…]