August 10, 2010


This post started awhile ago but I never finished I have more to say about it.

I had no idea what to expect when I became a dad. It's been just over six months and aside from the diapers and the lack of sleep it's been an amazing ride.

I didn't know how I'd take to it, what it would be like or how it would change ways I could never imagine.

I never thought I could be comforted by a coo. This was more when he was younger and I'd walk in to his room to check on him. His door would squeak (still does because I forget to put WD40 on it) and he'd wiggle and coo. That coo was so comforting to me. I knew he was allright.

I never thought I could stare at a baby all day. I really could. Again this was more about when he was younger, but still I find myself just staring at him being amazed.

I never thought I'd try to steal him away from Staci. As I've said many times babies freak me out. But from day one, and still to this day, I grab him any time I can. Hanging with him is good times.

Not doing this one as much but I never thought I'd make up songs about what is in the fridge and I especially never thought I'd sing the baby back rib song to my child. But since I know few nursery rhymes and kids songs I had to wing it.

I never thought I'd read cookbooks as if they are stories. I try to read to Miloh when we're hanging and sometimes there is nothing around, so I'll grab a cookbook and read it with the inflection as if it was a story. Another book we read often is called Suggestion. It's not all appropriate for a child but he doesn't really understand it yet...and he loves when I read it to him.

I never thought I could just lay on the floor all day playing with a kid. Especially because I'm so ADD. But when I'm on duty I'll just lie on the floor and read to him, have army crawl races with him (I always win because while he's fast he has nothing on me) and play with all his little toys.

Little dude is really cool and really fun...and while I had no idea what it would be like I do know this isn't what I thought. It's so much better.


  1. What a sweet post! I read age-inappropriate materials to my 7 month old boy.

  2. awwwwwwwww.
    that's all.

  3. "Hanging with him is good times."

    I feel the same way about my son. I usually work late so he's usually asleep by the time I get home but just last night he was still up and we were both so happy to see each other.

    I didn't know many nursery rhymes either so I sang christmas songs and he still remembers them from when he was younger whenever I sing them now (he is 3 yrs old now).

  4. This made me smile b/c it's like I'm reading the thoughts of my husband. As a mom, it is truly heart warming to see how my husband interacts with Abigail. It melts my heart. I'm sure Staci feels the same way.

  5. I have read Piper room service menus and the labels on wine bottles on various occasions when she was littler, and once the manual for my blackberry. We call them "dramatic recitations". The freaking work.

  6. What a sweet post! I read age-inappropriate materials to my 7 month old boy.


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