Maiko: Labor of Love

In the wee hours of the morning, almost seven days after your birth, I sit at our dining table watching you sleep in the swing.  We had to leave our bedroom so mom could get some much needed rest.  Two years ago, I wrote about Dorian's birth.  This is your story, Maiko, and how we welcomed…Read more Maiko: Labor of Love

Captain No-Beard

Dorian, this morning was super special!  The playground gods showered you with love, and I am grateful.  Living in faculty housing can be challenging at times.  So many families, so many kids, all sharing the same play areas.  Many times, you are reserved (sometimes frozen!) in response to the whirlwind of energy created by others.…Read more Captain No-Beard

Learning to Share

Okay, Dorian.  Here's what has been happening over the past two weeks.  Mom and dad have finally decided to try out the local housekeeping/childcare services.  That's why we have had a new friend in our apartment so much.  For some time, mom and I have had many conversations (good and bad) in regard to hiring…Read more Learning to Share

Communication Breakdown

Wow, it's been 10 months since my last post!  2016 has been a major year for adjusting to the responsibilities of parenthood.  It seemed like every time I was getting used to Dorian's routine he would enter a new stage of development.  I saw my free time dwindle away as he gained more energy and…Read more Communication Breakdown