Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Parenthood

So The Wife and I were blessed with a baby girl yesterday. A bundle of joy, 6 and a half pounds of loveliness, we couldn't be more elated. We'll have the outdooring (naming ceremony) in due course. Like all new parents, it's all about change, lots of change to our life, and an abundance of love.

The Wife had also been labouring to deliver her book manuscript to the publisher and, in the race between baby and book, our child barely won by two nagging footnotes, it was a close run thing, you know. The one was all sweetness and the other is to be titled, Bitter Roots. My own role was minor: a shoulder to rest on, a hand to squeeze, a chauffeur, cheerleader, cook and a proud husband - oh, and a copy editor.

I expect to be spending lots of quality time with the new addition to the family so blogging and everything else will be fitful at best, and diaper-constrained for certain. In mitigation, I've written a whole lot already over the past 6 years and even have some toli queued up for episodic release.

In the meantime, allow me to bask in parenthood.

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5 comments:

Richard Schwartz said...

Congratulations! :-)

A moment's sunlight said...

Congratulations! I'm sure she's perfection!

Ulla Kärki said...

Hi, I have written a blog about your blog. I hope you do not mind :-)

I have recently started a blog called Souhern Blogosphere, presenting interesting blogs from the developing world. http://www.southern-blogosphere.blogspot.com/

I am most grateful for comments, as well as suggestions for blogs to present.

Congatulations also for parenthood!

Ulla from Helsinki, Finland

AfricaLiving said...

Thank you dear husband. It has taken me six months to read this post! You are the best father ever!

Martin Geddes said...

Kids reshape you in ways that you can not begin to anticipate. May your journey together be blessed!