Britain's summer is long gone (what there was of it) and the winter weather is creeping in, so it's time for another change to the general chit-chat area of slickhouse. Due to Adamskii's suggestion of The Grotto, this post is titled - The Grotto.
Think of Santa sitting by a warm fire, with his big white beard hanging from his chubby chin. Maybe a pipe in one hand and a list of presents to deliver in the other...
Posted: Sunday 5th October 2008, 14:55pm
If you've not already heard the news, then my apologies - Lily Elizabeth was born 02:32 on the 07/07/08.
I've now been a father for a week and I can safely say it's great! Physically I'm the same (albeit tired), mentally I've gone through a lot to get where I am now. I thought I was prepared for the big day, after reading books and internet articles on the subject; shopping for essentials many times - but it's a pleasant surprise once it all falls into place.
For those of you looking to become a father, I'll let you know that the first few nights will be sleepless, or heavily reduced in terms of shut eye. But once Baby has settled into a routine you begin to claw back some of those precious hours. We're getting about 6 hours of interrupted sleep, whereas I previously enjoyed a full 8 or 9 hours.
I'm now into my second week of paternity leave and the three of us have had plenty of time together, to enjoy being a proper family. I've got nappy changing down to a T, with it often taking less than a minute. However, I've had plenty of practice, with Lily getting through lots of nappies, on one occassion requiring 4 changes within the hour!
I'll be writing more articles soon, as I've been experimenting with WSUS, backup configurations, FreeNAS and other geeky things during the past few weeks.
As The Lounge is becoming full (464+ comments) and summer is pretty much here, I think we should move conversation outside into the sunshine. Hence, The Summer House. Feel free to talk about anything, as before...
For those of you that don't already know, the title pretty much says it all!
I've scanned pictures from the Ultra-Sound scan that we attended today and can also reveal the project that has been under-wraps for the past few weeks:
We're going to be using it to blog all about the Little Baby, so that family and friends can keep up-to-date with the progress. It's yet another WordPress blog, but I can't get enough of them - the theme is scratch-built and the site will soon feature a forum for others to share their experiences too.
Let me know your reaction to the news, if I've not told you in person!
A place within slickhouse for general chit-chat. Take a seat, make yourself a brew, get comfy and type away...