July 13, 2006

Self-Portrait as_________Week Two:

The moment that will apparently change my life forever has finally come, and it has already changed it dramatically. My first child, a beautiful little girl, was born this last Saturday, and I am a new dad. People are right, this feeling is like nothing I have ever experienced before. The love, the worry, the fear, the warmth, the comfort all wrapped up in a crying, farting, spitting, cooing, little bundle is both overwhelming, but also very satisfying. So for this weeks challenge I have submitted:
My Self-Portrait as a new dad!



I hope to start a new blog soon with my thoughts and experiences on fatherhood. But in the meantime, I spend much of my time either changing diapers, walking around shhhing, or simply staring at this new miracle.

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15 comments:

  1. Congratulations! She's beautiful, what a lovely self-portrait.

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  2. you enjoy every moment- the blogs will be here. the precious moments won't.

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  3. are you going to tell us her name? or not- that's fine too- she's beautiful.

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  4. congratulations. she is adorable... and will change and grow while watching her. magical!

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  5. Congratulations! And "welcome to the club" as one father said to me once (I know I'm a mom...but that feeling is still the same) That is a beautiful photo that you will treasure forever.

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  6. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I recognize that look in your eyes, having seen it in myself and my husband--a bit haggard, I think, but absolutely astounded and this tiny little person cudddled up on your chest.

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  7. Congrats daddy! Enjoy the blessings :)

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  8. BZ, she looks very long - like she's going to be a tall girl. I love the photo. Infancy is just such a miracle to watch -- everything is interesting to a baby, everything. Enjoy!

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  9. And that love will never go away, no matter what.

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  10. This is a photograph you will treasure for all of time. It is beautiful and says soooo much.

    Daddies and their little girls have a relationship beyond compare. I know of such things. My father was the best of the best.

    Enjoy the many moments of fatherhood, and congratulations to you!

    Nikki

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  11. Congrats and what a beautiful picture too!!! I wish you all the best!!

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  12. Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. It is a beautiful picture.indeed. One to treasure

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  13. Right on man, very happy for you three. Good mom didn't exercise Her constitutional right to kill her baby a few months ago. But enough of politics, glad all is well and keep up the thoughtful post.

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  14. Striking photo! There's a lot of love in your eyes for that little thing! And she is a little thing! Congratulations to you!

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