Fatherhood

Aug 20, 2012
This weekend, we scratched the first big pre-baby project off the list.  Or rather, Donald did.  He built Charlotte’s tricycle: She loves it every bit as much as you would think, and possibly more.  She milked every possible second of daylight →MORE...

Aug 13, 2012
Dear Child, We recently learned from our adoption agency that our family is eligible to accept a foster-adoptive placement at any point after January 2013. This is HUGE for our family.  Huge. After discussing it, your father and I made the →MORE...

Now that we are in the final trimester of this pregnancy, Donald and I have begun preparing Charlotte for the arrival of her infant sibling. It is…not going well. There are aspects of this process that Charlotte understands well and is →MORE...

Jun 18, 2012
On Saturday night, Charlotte fell asleep in Donald’s arms.  A few hours later, in the dead of the night, she released what can only be described as a rather piercing scream.  It woke my husband and me up in a flash.  →MORE...

Donald and I began making a focused effort to give a second language to Charlotte six months ago.  Although I had spoken French off and on to her since her infancy and I could sing a few nursery rhymes, overall her →MORE...