Becoming a dad. An amazing experience.

Claire Elise Gonzalez with DadI didn't get a chance to update you after the last blogpost I made from the hospital. We were waiting for Claire Else to arrive.

Now that she has arrived home and I've had a couple weeks to settle in, I can take a little bit of time to catch up on my blogging. Not only that, but I get to tell you how cool it is to be a dad. People always talk about how amazing it is to become a parent. But it truly is an amazing experience.

I had the chance of cutting the umbilical cord of my baby just a few minutes after she was born I have pictures of that. Shortly thereafter I got to carry Claire and bring her over to Helen while she was still on the operating table. All that was a bit of a blur, but now I can understand what people say about being a dad.

Ever since she's been home, our life has been totally upside down --in a good way. As you might know, I tend to stay up pretty late and don't get much sleep so that hasn't changed much. What has changed is what I do during my waking hours. Claire basically eats, shits & sleeps, more or less in that order. How is this amazing? I don't know... I can't explain it but I never thought I'd be excited to see a dirty diaper or to calm a crying baby at 3:30 AM.

Not until you're a parent will you understand when people say about being a dad. It is awesome. As you might imagine, my blog will now have regular updates about parenting and my experiences. So besides the usual Linux, WordPress, Daily rant and movie stuff, you can now expect to see some of my adventures as a Dad. Oh yeah and I'll be using both my blog and a section on Claire's blog called Parent's Journey to share some of these experiences.

Thank you for hanging in there with me.