Catching up

Yes, it’s been a pretty long lull in blogging. I blame Facebook/twitter for letting out some of the blogging steam. But it’s also been mostly that I’ve been getting ready to be a dad. Clarification: busy trying to feel ready to be a dad. Well, with 2 1/2 weeks to go, we had a couple of loose ends to tie up, but that didn’t stop Rainer Eli from making a grand entrance on July 17, weighing in at 6lbs, 9oz, and 18 inches long.

P1000995So far fatherhood has been much as advertised (the sleep deprivation, the “wow, look at this amazing little creature!”, the diapers). But again, having an idea about what’s coming is different than actually experiencing the thing. Which I’m enjoying greatly. In fact, I’m going to go visit him right now.

3 thoughts on “Catching up”

  1. For some reason I just really cannot get my head around this. I guess when I meet him I’ll get it figured out. I’ll probably be in Boston in February. But somehow there is a significant sector of my mind in which I don’t travel across the country for professional conferences, and you are not a dad.

  2. Sarah, I think I finally once and for all fixed comments on this here blog. But I’m glad I didn’t do it until you hunted me down on video chat!

    Even as late as the day before Rainer was born, I would look at Terri and think “whoa– Terri’s pregnant!”. I still feel a little like I’m going to show up at his college graduation someday and think “whoa– we had a kid!”. But I also know that each day we build up a little more history and he seems realer as a person. But it’s still weird that that person is my son. If that makes any sense.

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