May 28, 2004

But What About Dad?

I've gotten a few comments and emails for pictures of me with my son. I haven't really felt them necessary since I wasn't the one who did the work to bring him into this world - I daresay what little I contributed was fun though those of you who have "tried to have kids" know that the part I'm talking about can often be anything but.

I changed my first diaper today solo- just a little bit wet so I was confident I could do it. When he's a real mess sometimes it takes one person comforting him, one holding his wiggle-wormy feet and legs and the other cleaning him to successfully change him. I've also been able to do some bottle feeding in addition to my usual task of burping. Makes me feel more involved.

Many of you who love babies are probably familiar with artist Anne Geddes. We've been taking the advice of our nurse practitioner to give Will some close-time in nothing but his diaper against our bare skin. There is NOTHING that beats a soft, smooth sleeping baby curled up on your chest. Nothing. I can't explain the supreme comfort and tranquility that comes from that.

Anyway, here's a few shots of me. Don't mind the hair -I've been in my jammies for 6 days now:

Posted by bkdelong at May 28, 2004 08:16 PM | TrackBack

Hey, don't worry about not having done the 'heavy lifting' to bring Will into the world. You're going to be one of the two most important people in getting him *through* this world. You're his Daddy, and that's one of the biggest and best jobs there is!

Posted by: John Dennett at May 29, 2004 08:24 AM