So I'm a dad, again

So I’m a dad, again

I haven’t really had the time to reflect on what just happened to me in the last few days. I generally dread the seemingly endless string of of clichéd conversations that surround major events in our lives. I do have a few observations. Some of which would be obvious to most.

10lb babies feel heavy after awhile. I’m very impressed at how Carol functioned with this big batch of sweetness inside her.

The little wiggles and chirps Lynae makes when she is sleeping are really cool.

Because I’m 6 feet 6 inches tall I can sit in a recliner, cuddle with Lynae and blog all at the same time.

I love listening to her breathe when she is sleeping peacefully on me.

I know that not all husbands feel much of a connection to a new born. After all it doesn’t do much other than eat, cry, sleep, poop and wiggle a little bit. Regardless I feel a lot of love for Lynae. I really love cuddling with her.

Some of my online friends think Lynae rhymes with Tebay…but it doesn’t because I pronounce my last name Tee-Bee, not Teh-Bay or Tee-Bay. Don’t as me why, the reasons I’ve heard don’t make sense to me.

Carol impressed me even more through this process. I really think she is a wonderful woman.

Bring on the Stephen Harper baby bonus. The beer and popcorn levels are a little low around here.

I won the bet. I won’t go in to too many details, but I made a bet with Carol to prove her wrong about something. When I was taking her and Lynae home Carol told me “thank you oh wonderful husband for showing me the error of my ways. You were right and I was wrong. I’m so happy to have such an intelligent and wise husband to graciously show me the truth.” That is rough paraphrase. I’m not sure if it was exactly what she said, but it was what I heard.

  1. #1 by Carol on November 19, 2006 - 10:17 pm

    In regards to the last paragraph on this post, I have one thing to say: how long is your nose, Pinnochio??? That is a far cry from the actual conversation!

    However, I must concede defeat. Leighton DID in fact win the bet (with 6 1/2 hours to spare). He might have been right on ONE of the points he made when this bet was first conceived, but definitely not on all of them.

  2. #2 by Mixy on November 20, 2006 - 7:04 am

    “Rough paraphrase”? I gues with that logic saying “Hitler was a bad man.”, is a rough paraphrase of

    World War 2. I like cudling with my daughters aswel. I’m not looking forward to when they will grow out of it. All the best to ya.

  3. #3 by Marc on November 20, 2006 - 4:53 pm

    LOL! “That is a rough paraphrase!” Classic.

  4. #4 by Krystal on November 20, 2006 - 10:01 pm

    Man, do you ever warp things that were really said! lol I think that ego needs to be popped. (in regards to last paragraph). I think that’s cool that you’re bonding with her. 🙂

  5. #5 by Michael on November 21, 2006 - 6:35 pm

    hehe, funny Carol

    I’m sorry I haven’t been reading your blog lately.

    I’m very happy for you guys.

  6. #6 by Norm on November 23, 2006 - 9:22 am

    Congratulations all around. I love the image of you with your daughter. I remember the many nights I rocked our daughter to sleep after her nightime nursing. I’ll never forget or regret those times because I believe they are among the reasons for our incredible relationship now. This spring I had the amazing privilege of walking her down the aisle and then blessing her marriage to a wonderful young man. There are no words to convey the feelings of that event, but thank God for the opportunity.


  7. #7 by Linea on November 27, 2006 - 10:54 pm

    Pretty cool name, if you ask me. Congratulations all of you.

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