There are hundreds of books on parenting. This is what they don’t tell you: It applies all of the time and none of the time. Let me explain. Month one of fatherhood was spent learning. This is my first child and I didn’t have any experience rearing a sibling so I was going in blind.… Read More “You Know Nothing Jon Snow…”
Hi everyone! It’s been some time since there’s been something posted on this blog. I’m sorry, I’ve been keeping dad busy playing with me. Oh, it’s Harper by the way and I’m going to give you guys an update on what’s been going on. I’m four months old now and it’s been a roller coaster… Read More I’m Back!
“There’s one life, one love, so there can be only one king.” – Nas “The Message”. Why did I quote that lyric? Kings are viewed as these perfect beings, even when they’re flawed. People look past the imperfections to see what they want in their king. My daughter will be looking to me in a… Read More Perfectly Flawed.
I hate it. I hate the fact that I have no self-control when I’m around you. I’ve spent the better part of my adult life learning how to control my emotions. I revel in the fact that I can suppress my feelings and keep a poker face on at all times. When I’m around you,… Read More Love Letter
It seems simple: eat, sleep, change a diaper, repeat. The truth is, if you don’t have a system in place, you’re going to run yourself ragged trying to keep up. Caring for Harper has been a learning experience. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, so before the baby was born, my lady and… Read More Down With The System.
Thirty three days ago, we were celebrating New Years. Thirty two days ago, my lady was getting induced. Thirty one days ago, Harper was born and she’s the queen of the castle. I never realized how much a newborn changes in a matter of weeks. When Harper came home, her face was still swollen from… Read More 31 Days Later.
My daughter has changed so much in the two weeks that she’s been home. Her facial features have changed, she has certain mannerisms, and she’s aware of her surroundings. As she grows, there will be more overt and subtle changes that will come about. The change inside of me started the second she was born.… Read More Week 2 – Daddy Duties.
It’s been seven days since Harper was born and we brought her home. That first night home was interesting to say the least. The days that followed, not so much. They were actually pretty straightforward. Harper came home the night of the NYC “Bomb Cyclone” snowstorm that hit the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT). The… Read More Week 1 – She’s Home!
It was 1:13 pm on January 2nd 2018 when she texted me to call her. I was at my desk and picked up the phone. “What’s up babe?” She tells me that she spoke to her doctor and they decided to induce her into labor. She had reached the 40 week mark and they did… Read More It’s Time.
While having dinner the other night, my best friend, my lady and I were discussing growing up and some of the amenities, or lack there of that we had in our homes. While describing what we had and didn’t have, I noticed one thing we all had in common. We were describing our conditions, but… Read More Looking Back, Looking Forward.