|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:41 pm: ||
8 lb 11oz
Arrived at 8:49pm this day.
Just call me "G-Daddy"
|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:47 pm: ||
I never cared much about babies until I had one.
There is nothing better in the world than a healthy, happy baby.
|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:50 pm: ||
Congrats on the grand-baby Glitch.
Always wanted to be a grandpa but having to be a father was too big of a hurdle.
Too afraid of the responsibility.
At least I get to be an uncle... for real.
I am envious
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:22 am: ||
Bwaah Haaa Haaa!
Welcome to your new life.
All the work fades the first time they call you daddy.
You do have to put it in first.
Start reading to her right away. Avoid too much blood & guts, but go ahead and jump to the young adult section of the library. Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, Christopher Anvil. All clean. ( Heinlein's later stuff gets suggestive ) And, Dr. Seuss. Later you can hand them Dr. Seuss & other "kids" books, but once she gets the notion that a book is a gateway to new worlds....
My sister learned to read by 4. I read her everything. I had to watch her, and at 11 I read her what I was reading. So she got Podkayne Of Mars, and Red Planet, and The Star Beast...... She wanted to go there herself so she sat in my lap and demanded to be taught.
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 05:28 am: ||
Congratulations Dave,I know you will make a great grandfather!
What Aesquire said about reading.Start her early and read her everything.Your never alone if you have a book and the story inside.
It will make her as smart as her grandad!
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 06:11 am: ||
That is SO AWESOME to hear! Charlotte is so lucky that she has you as her "G-Daddy"!
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 07:45 am: ||
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 07:54 am: ||
Congrats to the new addition to the family. A "family member" of the Buell community too.Awesome!!!!!
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 08:00 am: ||
Congratulations! Having a daughter is the single most amazing and positive event in my life. I hope that the joys both you and the parents experience are equal to or greater than the joys I've received over the years.
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 08:07 am: ||
Congrats! She's beautiful!
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 09:12 am: ||
G-Daddy!!! Awesomeness abides!!!
+1000 on reading. I was reading by age 3, drove my parents nuts from then on as we drove around Nashville, I'd read EVERY sign I saw on both sides of the road!
Congrats, pass the cigars please!
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:06 am: ||
Congrats Dave. Great to hear good news from your corner of the world!
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:29 am: ||
That is Super Cool ! . . . nothing more fun than Grandkids !
Congratulations Glitch !
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:05 am: ||
|Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:37 pm: ||
Congrats Pa Pa.
|Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:30 am: ||
Another argument for reading.
You are going to spend a lot of time basically on lifeguard duty. Especially when she starts to move. The Mom will need time off, and you will learn which soaps are good. Your odds on falling asleep when you don't want to are much higher sitting next to her, watching sin, than if you are reading aloud. Now is the time to catch up on Tom Clancy and Spy, crime, etc. novels.
She won't understand the words for a while. But she'll know you are talking to her, and a bigger vocabulary than baby talk will keep you sane a bit longer. Also it's a good time to practice dramatic reading, different voices, etc. before your audience can complain & remember your mistakes.
Seriously, start right out with adult novels you like. Later, you'll get tired of Charlotte's Web, and limited baby books, then it becomes a chore. Today you can read James Bond & King Arthur, whatever you like. Haven't read Lord of The Rings since school? Have a thing for ancient Greek mythology? Cold war spy novels?
There's a bunch of science fiction that's funny and baby/kid safe. Happy to make suggestions.
Asimov's Foundation series is coming up on tv. Read it again, or for the first time. Larry Niven, Dave Weber, etc. Christopher Anvil wrote hilarious stories, recently collected, that once were only published in Analog magazine in the 60-70's.
Money a problem? Duh.
The Gutenberg Project has lots of no longer copywrited and long out of print stuff, free. My phone is full of books. If you never read Jules Verne or Lord Darcy Investigates, ( Randall Garrett ) now is the time.
And.... It's good for the kid. They don't publish the classic comics versions of classic novels anymore. Make them a part of her life early and it can pay off. Big. You'd be astonished what they can absorb.
I got a scholarship because I read that Quint in the movie Jaws died the same way that Captain Ahab does in Moby Dick. I can't make this stuff up. I only took the exam to get out of a boring class, and won by one point. $2000 a year for college.
|Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 07:18 am: ||
I read to all my boys from birth.
Dune was one of my favorites, still is.
Ann stuck to the more traditional earthy tales.
Cody and Crystal will no doubt carry on the tradition.
Charlotte will also be bilingual straight away as her parents.
Crystal is Mexican, so she'll also be multicultural.
Big mix in our family.
Big thanks to all y'all!
|Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 09:00 am: ||
The boys and I enjoyed story book time late nights. They would pull a book with pictures on every page out of the library and I would act like I was reading it. Instead, I made up a story to go with the pictures. Often crazy tales with violence. This was done with books they had already read. Their mom would read to them while making up different voices for all the characters. Result: Three boys that read. The last one's reading level was tested in third grade. He scored an 11.2 grade level on the test. Now speaks 4 languages and is working on his fifth. I have never looked at any of them and asked,"What were you thinking". It makes a difference.
|Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:43 am: ||