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Just a quick thank you

Usually the subject of these blog posts is me either talking about the struggles and wonders of being a dad—or the amazing things my little boy does. This week, however, I want to talk about my partner. Unfortunately, to do … Continue reading

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Just me and the little man

Ben is now more than 3 months old! Three months! Where has the time gone? and this week I have had the first full day without my other half around. It was just me and the little man. Since he arrived … Continue reading

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Only daddy in day group

In last week’s post, I said I would talk about the activity group for babies I went to during my week off of work. As promised, here it is … I feel like I should start with “once upon a … Continue reading

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I didn’t always want to be a dad

It might surprise you to know that I didn’t always want to be a dad. In fact, I was militantly opposed to it for a while. I’m up to my eyeballs in fatherhood now, so I sometimes forget the journey … Continue reading

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Learning to trust my little man

My little man has been here for a month now, and it’s left me feeling very reflective over the past four weeks. A common tread throughout that time (as well as the months leading up to his arrival) were my … Continue reading

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Has anyone got any water wings?

This is it, the final two week countdown (hopefully) until I embrace the trauma, wonder and sympathy pains of my first child being born into the world. But, before I begin to really talk from my perspective of this soon to … Continue reading

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Super dad: The birth of Ethan

I spent months preparing for the arrival of my little sunshine, reading articles and stories about childbirth. With each story, I became more uncertain of what my own experience would be.  The entire week before I delivered (I was one … Continue reading

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From dude to dad

When Hugh Weber found out his wife was expecting, his initial thought was “Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap.” Although parenthood was a dream for he and his wife Amy, the realization there was a baby on the way was … Continue reading

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Things that happened this week

My baby boy was born last Sunday at 10:30 a.m. It would be difficult to describe the events of this past week even if I were allowed to write a book, so a three-paragraph blog entry will hardly suffice. Please … Continue reading

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The final week

Life is chock full of special moments, but very few moments are accurately deemed “life-changing.” It is understandably a rare distinction, and one reserved for truly significant circumstances. After all, if a guy were to categorize every mundane experience as … Continue reading

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Baby shower for dad

While at work the other day, I was given a toy fire truck, a bottle of wine, and a tube of butt paste. Without context, one might think that my fellow employees lack proper boundaries. With context, however, one might … Continue reading

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