Tag Archives: Thomas Rogers

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 waiting

Spring has come, and my wife has been noticing that several of her friends are having their babies. Babies are everywhere. I have not seen these babies, but my wife swears that she sees their pictures on Facebook. Most of … Continue reading

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Ready for baby

We are at that stage. I just tied my wife’s shoes. She cannot wait to stop working. We are less than two weeks from the due date, and we are ready for this baby to be here. My wife is … 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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Things we lose

We all know that pregnancy leads to addition. A new birth brings an additional person to my house, additional objects onto the floor, and additional tasks to fill each day. It is much more common, however, to be reminded of … Continue reading

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Parenting lessons

I attended childbirth preparation classes this past weekend. They were excellent. Our course instructor was insightful, the other parents were welcoming, and holy labor pains this is terrifying. I just realized that we are five weeks away from our due … Continue reading

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Advice from strangers

Baby experts. They are everywhere, ready to offer advice. You can find them shopping in the grocery store, writing blogs on the internet, and almost anywhere you turn. In a few months, I plan on proclaiming myself as one. Get … Continue reading

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Feeling anxious

When people ask about my feelings regarding the baby’s upcoming arrival, I occasionally use the phrase “a bit terrified.” This response has disappointed a few mothers who struggle to understand how I could be terrified of a perfect little miracle. … Continue reading

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The baby room questions

With the help of my sister-in-law and a multi-lingual instruction manual, I built a crib this weekend. Some of my friendly readers might point out that I technically assembled a crib from parts manufactured somewhere in the United States. They … Continue reading

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Joint delivery rooms

My wife and I have close friends that are expecting a baby three days after our due date. One day, while our wives were discussing ultrasounds, baby showers, and assorted pregnancy experiences, my friend Jimmy privately shared a thought provoking … Continue reading

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Sharing mistakes

As I await the arrival of my first child, I try to remind myself that new adventures are often filled with failures and lessons learned. Mistakes happen to everyone. When my wife and I first started living together, I accidentally … Continue reading

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