Welcome to my one-hundredth post. Of course, there are about ten draft posts sitting in my drafts folder, which all pretty much suck and will probably never reach the light of day. In any event, we've come a long way in our travels through daddyhood. I feel as if we've done this together, so I appreciate your participation. For those new to the blog, or for those who want to take a trip down memory lane, I am going to take a cue from TV shows, and give you a "flashback post."
Once there was a thirty-year old lawyer living in the New York metro area (New Jersey). He was expecting his first child, and was amazed at the type of advice he received from friends and strangers. So, inspired by two of his friends with blogs (one political and one poker-related), he decided to document his journey through fatherhood.
Blogging started at the tale-end of his wife (Newmommy)'s pregnancy. During this time, he had to make a lot of difficult decisions, but also had a lot of good times and funny experiences.
On, September 8, 2006, Bud was born. Newdaddy quickly learned that parenting wasn't so easy and that there were many new skills he'd have to learn. But soon, his life began to somewhat get back to normal even though he did realize his life had changed quite a bit in such a short period of time.
Watching Bud develop was always fun for the Newparents, and for the Grandparents Committee & Newaunt. Parenting became something of a joy in a world with so many things we can all do without. Every month brought new challenges and accomplishments and more and more doses of "reality." As time marched on, Newdaddy realized that some challenges were to be dealt with now, but many challenges in parenthood were ahead. But, even with that, every few weeks would bring another another reason to celebrate.
What lies ahead for Newdaddy? What will the next hundred posts bring? Will I get bored with this blog and just give the thing up, or will this continue until Bud's old enough to ask for me not to publicize the intimate details of her development? Stay tuned!