What I learned in my first 24 hours of parenting

Naming your child after a mythical giant (the Irish Finn McCool) may doom you to a big, hard-to-deliver baby.

My baby is tougher about shots than I am. He has been poked a couple of times, and hasn’t really cried about it.

Newborns seem more interesting when they are yours.

Some babies are born with teeth (but not ours, to Christine’s relief).

I still don’t really feel like a grownup, despite having started to care for my own child.

Food comas come on instantly after eating in the first days of life.

Skin-to-skin time with your new baby is about the coolest thing ever.

Our baby kind of looks like Luke Skywalker in his hospital T-shirt (Episode 4, on Tattooine.

“Another Brick in the Wall, Part Two,” the most recognizable single from one of the biggest-selling albums in history wasn’t getting any LA radio airplay before the string of famed theatrical “Wall” shows in the city. Then a handful of freelance radio promoters basically bribed radio stations to play the song. I know, this has nothing to do with babies, but I’m reading a music industry book in my brief breaks from staring at Finn and changing his diaper.

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One response to “What I learned in my first 24 hours of parenting

  1. A.J.

    Tears in my eyes — congrats, Daddy and Mommy. ♥

    (hey, by the way, thanks for the link to my blog)

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