Well, another little guy has come into the world. I’m happy and relieved that all went well and he’s a healthy, vigorous boy. Despite the pain and exhaustion, my wife has been a trooper throughout it all, and now she’s a happy mama. I’m proud of her, and intend to give her all the help I can. She’s a beautiful mother, and I love her more than ever.
Below are a couple post-delivery photos of me and baby. He looks like a doll in the picture with me — I’d almost forgotten how tiny they are at birth.
And here’s my little hero himself:
I’m a pretty happy guy right now.
I also really appreciate the words of encouragement from readers. It’s genuinely touching.
One thing I’d like to say to young men out there who may become fathers some day themselves is that children teach you that there aren’t really limits to your love. You might think you only have so much, and it has to be shared like pieces of a pie, but that isn’t how it works.
It’s more like a tree that keeps growing as long as it’s alive. Every new child is like another branch on the tree, and as it grows so do the previous branches. It’s a wonderful thing that way.