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.
Soundtrack for this note
- Teddy Pendergrass - Joy
- Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely?
- Bobby Byrd - No One Like My Baby
- The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby
- Tony! Toni! Toné! - Baby Doll
- Herbie Hancock - Little One
- UB40 - Baby
- Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue
- Prince And The New Power Generation - Sweet Baby
- Bilal - Little One
- The O'Jays - You've Got Your Hooks In Me
File under: life, family, baby, parenthood, birth, joy, toli