Officially official as of May 20th, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. on the nuts, comin in hot at 7 lbs 5 oz. with a length of 19.6″ and a delivery record of 1-0, James . . . Daniel. . . GoooOOooooOoOooN.
Some oblig mushy stuff I need to get down in writing – I could not be happier. Emily was tremendous and after watching her go through that exhausting procedure I have no doubts that woman is going to be an outstanding mother. All of my fam and fam-in-laws came to the hospital and it was so cool to have them there.
I’ll never forget the feeling of turning the corner, walking up to my mom and mom-in-law, only to have them both hug me as I announced the name / arrival of my healthy new son. Even the nurses sitting at the desk commented, “you guys are going to make us cry”. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. Amazing grandparents, they are already proving to be /yoda. Enough sappy stuff, onto a couple of pics from the first few days.
This year, mother’s day meant something a little different to me. My wife, will soon be a Mom and I, soon a Dad. This will be the last year that I get to concentrate solely on my own Mom (you’ll still get lots of m-day love from me Mom don’t worry). Now I gotta start planning stuff for Emily until the kids are old enough to make their own macaroni cards and sub-par-but-you-pretend-its-delicious-breakfasts.
Sunday’s weather was 60s with both wind and sun ++ It was perfect for ol’ hotbody here but Emily was actually chilly at times. Alicia marinaded these DELISH chicken kabobs (with rosemary which I usually am anti, in this case it was stoops good) and seasoned potots. Emily and I brought Breyers (Byerly’s) sunflower seed pasta salad and a veggie boat. For once, it was nice to just be with family, no busy crowded restaurant for brunch.
I took a few pics of the family and I suppose if all goes well, this will be the last ‘gathering’ we have with just five Goons. . . dgDOTcom get ready to be polluted with babby pics ++
Mom’s day celebratory images here:
So I’ve been slacking major, thanks Alicia for calling me out. Emily’s body is pretty much reach to deliver and here comes the waiting game. A couple of update pics of her pregnetsee:
Final thoughts before I am officially a dad:
- Is my son going to have my awesome good looks, athletic talents and charm?
- Emily has been an absolute warrior throughout this pregnetsee, could I be any more fortunate? <3 wifey
- That first week home with our son is going to change my life, I am ready for a major life change and I could not be more excited
- I hope to remember all the sound advice I’ve been given about parenting, fatherhood, etc..
- Emily and the pets are our own family now, but some see that as crazy talk. Having a child really officially cements the ‘family branding’.
Tee minus eight days until due date . . . my cell phone is on and I am ready to leap into action. Game on.