Fatherhood, One Month Later

It’s been one month since Tyler came into our lives. One month. Seems completely unreal to me.

For Kim, this has been an experience she’s accustomed to. She’s helped her sister with her two children… So diapers and bottle feedings are nothing new to her. For me, each day is an adventure. I think I may have changed two or three diapers in my lifetime, prior to Tyler. Now, I change a couple a day… feed a couple of times a day… make bottles… clean bottles… the list goes on.

Tyler runs the show. I think, even in his infanthood, he gets a sick sense of satisfaction to see his daddy dry-heave at the sight of a dirty diaper.

But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Fatherhood serves to test the best of us. It will test your patience, your endurance, your faith, your love. But the rewards are awesome if you’re willing to give it your all.

Thoughts on Fatherhood

Kim is almost halfway through the pregnancy already. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 20 weeks already.

I’m anxious, excited, enthusiastic about the birth of our son. I hope that I will be a good father to him. I hope that I will be a better husband to his mother. It’s an amazing amount of responsibility to bring someone into this world, and here I am – standing here with Kim – ready to take this intense leap of faith, by bringing little Tyler into this world. Yep, we’ve decided on Tyler as his first name. Don’t ask me about a middle name. We can’t seem to make up our minds. We’ve tossed around the idea of using Douglas (my middle name), Alexander (Kim hates it), Andrew, among others.

There is a lot I have to do before he gets here. I need to finish cleaning the house; paint a mural in the baby’s room; get new carpeting; get baby furniture assemble baby furniture; etc.

I am going to be one busy papa. It’ll be worth it though. The hard work. The sacrifices. All to bring a new life into this world. I hope Kim and I will do a good job as new parents. Wish us luck.