Category: fatherhood

The Longest Shortest Time

I’ve got about 1 week of pregnancy left. I say this with relative certainty, because I have decided to be induced at 39 weeks gestation. There’s always a sense of finality at the end of a pregnancy – you know that baby can’t stay in there forever – but this is the first time I’ve …

Trash, Treasure, and the Meaning of Life

Willow learning to walk appears to be imminent.  She probably could walk now but she’s very cautious and doesn’t like to fall, so it could still be another couple of months.  But I feel like once she does get her confidence up she’ll begin by tap dancing out of her …

What It’s Like to Be a Dad

I’ve started writing two blog posts since Willow has been born, all having something to do with what it’s like to become a father, and both times after a few paragraphs I’ve crumbled under the gravity of the subject.  How can words express something so intangible?  But I am determined. For …