Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Baby Girl

Fatherhood for me is the zenith of existence. And being the daddy to a little girl is a gift from God of inestimable value. Really-nothing else will ever be as important. I told my boy Duck that this would be the case when his little Kensington arrived. I think he summed it up aptly over at his site when he said…."I'm sitting here crying as I post this. I never knew what I was meant to do on this earth until today..." 

So my boy-revel in the delightful torture of fitful sleep. Marvel at the amazing capability of Mrs. Duck to handle motherhood in ways that will humble you remarkably. Relish the days when you are a bit sleepy because you and Kensington-she curled on your chest…comforted by the rhythm of your breathing-slept on the sofa in order to let Mrs. Duck get an extra hour of uninterrupted sleep. And finally, do whatever Mrs. Duck says for at least the next year. Boy’s nights out will never be quite as fun again.

Enjoy it when Kensington learns to give you those slobbery kisses!

Get ready to do silly things that delight Kensington and cause Mrs. Duck to roll her eyes...like wearing a tutu crinoline on your head.

LFG and I send to you, Mrs. Duck and Miss Kensington-prayers and hope that your journey will be as magical as ours has been so far. Everyone-go over to Duck’s site and wish him well!

Onward-with baby upchuck on your shoulder.


Pigtown-Design said...

dude... you don't need the inflatable hair when you've got a crinoline on hand (or head).

Kathie Truitt said...

I was so happy to see that he posted something this morning - I was starting to get worried!

I can't wait to see more of her - which I am sure we will!

CeceliaMc said...

Congratulations, Mr. Duck.

In the midst of the wonderful stuff of parenthood, prepare for the initiation into the moment of knowing utterly that your life is over.

In the five seconds that you imagine that your daughter has stopped breathing after that sneeze, to the instant that you lose sight of her in the toy store, to the day she stays out after curfew and doesn't call, you'll experience that understanding that the world is over.

It's a feeling that is experienced by other parents and by people actually facing their own mortality.

Five seconds to know what it feels like to die.

Get ready. It's coming.

RWG said...

Yes, it did make my day. Parenthood is the best thing in the universe. Thanks for sharing this, ADG. I'll have to follow Duck and his darling Duckling.

RWG said...

Yes, it did make my day. Parenthood is the best thing in the universe. Thanks for sharing this, ADG. I'll have to follow Duck and his darling Duckling.

Toad said...

Ducky will never be the same. Best wishes to his new family.

Patsy said...

Oohh! Babies! I love babies! I love her little sleeping face.

Congratulations to the whole Duck family!

ADG said...


Summer is a Verb said...

I want one! Btb, swing by for a small shout out to you and your baby...XXOO

Gail, in northern California said...

I know you're certain life can't get any better, Mr. Duck, but it does and it will for you. For me it was the first time I heard, "Grandma Gail?"

M.Lane said...

This may be my favorite of all your posts. Thanks for reviving the memory of my now 12 yr old sleeping on my chest on the sofa so his mom could get some sleep. I never felt more manly in my life.