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Monday, February 2, 2009

One Week Old...and baffling

Zoey sleeping - Week 1

Zoey is officially one week old today. It's been both a confusing and comforting week. Obviously that shouldn't need explaining but just in case you feel it does, here's why:

The Best of Week 1

Watching June transform into a Mom right before my eyes...unbelievable.

Wondering why Zoey had any other name other than the one we gave her.

An overdue and hilarious first poo.

This kid, thus far, is the sweetest, quietest, sleepingest (not a real word, I know), most friendly kid ever.

This isn't nearly as frightening or lifestyle infringing as we had anticipated, a direct result of the previous observation.

It's like I loved June before little Zo arrived and now I love her. Thus far I've had a far greater affinity for my wife than I have even had for my child yet. Is that normal?

Midwives...the best invention ever.

Coming home each day to a family full of pleasant surprises...a family...that's crazy.

The biological revelations of birthing and new parenthood.

The opportunity to tell everyone that they were full of sh!t.

If the very notion of Zoey wasn't enough to keep me awake at night her beautiful little face does the trick.

The Worst of Week 1

The first night at home...ahmmm, how do explain the complete absence of comprehension that the first night presents you? was a distant cloud before, now there's a faint smell of it all the time.

Watching June struggle with emotions and changes.

Feeling relatively helpless in the role of Dad.

Being relegated to second class citizenry in a lot of conversations simply because I'm just Dad. Never at home, but it's surprising how mean people can be (mostly women) without even knowing they are.

Catching yourself being hesitant or second guessing something.

Not knowing...period.

For more pics and ongoing photographic sighs scoot on over to June's Flickr page.


Anonymous Aimee said...

Kevin could probably talk to you for HOURS about the second class citizenry thing. Not at home, much like you, but just out there in general. He gets annoyed for sure!

February 2, 2009 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Brian DeWagner said...

Then we will indeed talk for HOURS about that very subject. It's been particularly annoying, and hurtful...I don't think that's a harsh description...Some people are just ...#$%@&ed

February 3, 2009 at 6:44 AM  
Anonymous Brander said...

Chad found that talking to other dad's is the only way to go. I found that a lot of the women I talked to while pregnant and afterwards were incredibly negative about the experiences you'll have.
The first time Delilah slept through the night I was very very excited, I told another mom about it and she immediately went into a rant about how I shouldn't get excited, that it wouldn't last, that I'll never be able to sleep in again.
She sleeps through the night almost every night now, and she sleeps in later than I do.

Talking to a dad is a like a breath of fresh air. They're enthusiastic, sometimes a bit bewildered, but over all, just happy to be a part of it.
Don't let the jerks get you down, some people just don't know how to enjoy the good things in life.

And congratulations Brian, I'm sure that you and June will have a fantastic time.
We sure are.

February 3, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

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