Dad…the final frontier…this is the continuing voyage of And Baby Makes Three: Dad’s Log. Had to throw out a little homage to Star Trek, the real one. Not that the others were bad, but James Tiberius Kirk is the standard. As a matter of fact, Tiberius was a top name choice…….I wish, never saw the light of day. So far, Mom has been blogging and giving subtle hints such as “when are you going to post on our blog?!” Gotta love those gentle nudges. So she’s sort of an expert to this blog realm, for me this is my Kobayashi Maru.
Parenthood I think will be quite an adventure, although many have gone before me, this is my take and my “ship.” The most intimidating aspect of being a Dad, other than the responsibility of having to raise another human being is, well….this blog! Totally out of my element here…haha, element..get it? If you don’t, no worries.
It is a little odd to be sitting here with And Baby Makes Three when one year ago we were just two. That seems so long ago, (in a good way), now that the three of us are together. I feel like I am finally helping out and being a Dad! Before, my wife literally carried the load. I tried to help her with the “morning sickness” which seemed to last all day. I guess it is “morning” somewhere in the world. Tried to ensure we ate right…and for that matter left too. Got exercise, like a flight of stairs or picking up a bag of veggies at the farm. I put the baby furniture together, man am I glad that minor in Egyptian Hieroglyphics finally paid dividends. All that seems so on the periphery now. Now it is game time. Now I can share some of the burden, responsibility, and care needed for raising our son.
I never really knew how it would feel being a Dad. To hold my child, look into his eyes, and have this warm feeling overcome me…..only to realize that he has soiled his diaper! On a serious note, words cannot describe the feeling of seeing your child for the first time, seeing your wife see your child for the first time, and the connection you all share. Each day comes with the anticipation of the next “first” to experience and share as a family.
As Kosh Naranek once said, “and so it begins.” If you have gotten this far without falling asleep you may have picked up on the fact that I like science-fiction, that I seem to wander in and out of reality/making sense (which for me is one and the same), and oh yes, I try to be humorous.
The one thing about a ramble is that they often just stop cold. Hope you enjoyed the first Dad’s Log, in the future I hope that some of them may actually make sense!
Warp speed ahead!!
P.S. please forgive any typos and grammatical errors, my editor is changing a diaper!