Saturday, August 27, 2011

Harper Is Here!!

Harper Quinn.
Born August 20th, 2011 weighing 7.7 lbs and 20.5 inches long   

So now that things are finally starting to calm down around the house, I've caught up on a little sleep (sortof...), and family is gone, its time to update the blog.

On August 20th, 2011, my wife and I welcomed our first child, Harper Quinn into this world.  We are unbelievably in LOVE with our baby girl, and we are amazed at how fast she is already changing!!

From the time we found out we were pregnant, my wife knew that she wanted to have a natural birth.  We signed up for Bradley Method birth classes, read many books about it, and ask a few friends that had one themselves.

But... Sometimes things don't go has planned, and Harper's birth story was no exception.

I want to tell the story in 3 separate post and give the details (include the now infamous exorcist moment) as well as I can remember.  But, right now, we are just glad to be home and resting with our perfect little girl.

A while ago, I wrote a post about how crazy my schedule was going to become when Harper arrived.  Check out my checklist for the coming months and tell me how in the world I can survive it.  Should I start drinking coffee?

Daddy survived sleeping on the crappiest, most uncomfortable, back-braking fold out bed for 5 days.

Daddy survived taking a shower in a area only made for a contortionist.

And Daddy survived being worried that baby hadn't pooped in 2 days.  (Now she is a poop factory!!)

Sorry it took me so long to update the blog, but the last few weeks were a little crazy around here.  In the first part of Harper's birth story, you will here how it all started, how our diaper bag was the talk of the hospital, and how Daddy's obsession with photos got him in trouble.

So, I'm off to figure out how to handle Daddy duties while teaching my first college class, and finishing my doctoral degree.

Daddy's in LOVE...

Seriously, Dad you need to shave.


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  1. Congrats!! She's a doll!! Good luck with the new lifestyle!!

  2. Congratulations! Daughters are awesome!

  3. Thanks! Daughters ARE awesome!! I'm enjoying this whole "being a Dad" thing.

  4. Congratulations! Here's where the fun begins! I bet she'll grow up preferring Lachenmann over Sesame Street.