As hard as it is for me to even wrap my brain around, 100 days have already passed since Miles was born. People say it all the time, but it really is amazing just how parenthood consumes you. "It takes over your life," is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot by parents, and … Continue reading The First Hundred Days
It's only been about three months since I've had to go back to work, but I already feel like I miss so much of Miles's day. The fact that he's up before I leave for work makes things a little easier (easier in one way, at least), but on most nights I only get maybe … Continue reading Day 95
We've gotten into a nice routine with the baby over the last three months. And today is the day we kick that routine to the curb. Yes, Jaclyn started back to work today. Which also meant that today was the day our nanny started. Which also meant that I had to get up considerably earlier … Continue reading Day 85
I take a lot of heat from Jaclyn for getting Miles "fired up" when she's trying to calm him down and get him to sleep. Whatever, I think I'm very encouraging.
This was Jaclyn's first Mother's Day as a mom (and, importantly, my first Mother's Day as a dad). In preparation, I spent about ten minutes looking at cards before I remembered I was supposed to be looking for one that said "wife" on it instead of "mother." I mean...right? Jaclyn isn't my mother, and I'm … Continue reading Day 77: Mother’s Day
I haven't seen a whole lot of Miles this week. Between work, trivia, and his 6:30-7:00 bedtime, there haven't been many instances of conscious interaction between us. In fact, what few encounters we've had have increasingly been accompanied by expressions on Miles's face that seemed to say, "...who the f@%# is this guy?" Things changed, … Continue reading Day 75
We've received a ton of packages in the last two months. And when I say "we," I mean "the baby." I had honestly forgotten that Jaclyn and I were even capable of receiving mail. All that changed tonight with a friendly, boozy reminder that yes, I can still get packages! And what a package to … Continue reading Day 71
I still haven't gotten to hear Miles's laughter yet, but in the five to ten minutes I got to see him today, I did get to reach a fun little milestone with him. He was pretty cheery when I got home from work, and I went over to say hello. He grinned and kicked his … Continue reading Day 66
With his initial immunizations out of the way, Miles was finally ready to visit Legion Brewing for my Tuesday night trivia show. He was a celebrated guest and he loved every minute of it. I'll let you decide which of those two things are true.
Following the consumption of something that catastrophically failed to agree with her, Jaclyn spent most of the day in bed feeling miserable. While I certainly felt bad for her, I'd be lying if I said I hadn't been looking at the situation optimistically, as it gave me and Miles a chance to hang out, no … Continue reading Day 56