Dad dot info
DAD.info form. Ask questions, get answers

Diving In

A week ago, if you had asked me if I was ready to meet me new son, I might have taken a minute to respond.  I’ve been excited to have him the whole time I’ve known he was coming, but at that point, I just didn’t feel ready.   

I suspect it was in part due to the fact that I am a practical person, and there was a long list of pre-baby chores Faith and I were struggling to get through.  Every time we marked off one thing, two or three more popped up.  I was getting stressed, and our 27 March due date was too close for comfort. 

I don’t know what happened, exactly, but after this weekend, things have changed.  Maybe it’s because I’m so ready for Faith to stop snoring like a hippo (do hippos snore?) (and don’t worry – I asked her if it was okay for me to say that and she said yes), or because Adlai is really impatient to meet his little brother and take him swimming (I’ll explain that in a minute), but this week I feel much more ready to meet the new little fella. 

And it’s a good thing, too, because our due date is just one week away, and he could literally arrive at any minute.   

I took Adlai swimming Sunday morning, which we haven’t done in a few months, and you would’ve thought I’d taken him to Disney World.  He loved it. We were there for an hour, and when we both started to go pruney, I had to ask him several times if he was ready to go, and be answered with his index finger in my face and a repeated, “Just one minute.

Related entries

Running to Beat the Chickens

Running to Beat the Chickens

On mile 23 of the London Marathon I was overtaken by a giant chicken. Let's just say, it was a low point… Looking back on my London Marathon ‘success’ I can only assume it was someone dressed up in a costume or perhaps some kind of hallucination. The lactic acid build...

Snow Day

Snow Day

On this day in 2010 I walked through the snow to visit my wife and one-day-old son at our local hospital... Due to various complications, my first born had a short spell of intensive medical oversight before being released into the real world. I chose the frozen walk...

Latest entries

ASK DEBBIE- MY DAUGHTER DOESN’T WANT TO SEE ME

ASK DEBBIE- MY DAUGHTER DOESN’T WANT TO SEE ME

Dads, do you struggle sometimes? Who do you reach out to for help? Debbie Pattison, a qualified counsellor at Fegans can answer your questions. Send them in to Ask Debbie at info@dad.info and if she can she will answer. Today’s question is about problems in...

Why Fathers Should Teach Their Kids About Money…

Why Fathers Should Teach Their Kids About Money…

'When my daughter was 17', writes Michael Gilmore (The Seven Dollar Millionaire) 'I had a series of frightening revelations that set me on an unusual path, one that resulted in me writing her a modern fairytale, Happy Ever After: Financial Freedom Isn’t A Fairy...

Pin It on Pinterest