I've been a dad for 3.5 weeks. Some thoughts so far
Congrats, Scott! Fatherhood is by far the most meaningful and inspirational experience I have ever had. Enjoy the adventures with Anastacia!
Congratulations on becoming a father, Scott! It’s a sacred duty and honor and I get the feeling from your writing that you will do an incredible job.
There’s something indescribable about the love between parents and children. It’s one of life’s miracles and also one of the greatest responsibilities to carry.
If its if any help, I wrote a bit about parenting and some of the philosophies I’ve adopted over time. “Take what’s useful and discard the rest” - excellent advice! 😉
Scott - This is such a beautiful and honest reflection. As my three trot off, two back to college and my “baby” to her senior year in high school, I am reminded of those precious first weeks and how much I grew as a person back then ... and how my kids are my best teachers. Your daughter is lucky to have such a wise and ever-curious dad! What a gift. 💕
I have a newborn as well, he’s 8 weeks now and he also calms down when I walk outside onto our porch, it’s fascinating.
Yesss! I’ve been anticipating a post like this for a while now. Great to see you channeling and sharing all of this wisdom through fatherhood. So many beautiful reflections 🙏
Congratulations! I resonate with a lot of what you’ve said. I’m two weeks behind you, our son Noah is 1 week old :) I always wondered why some people didn’t like babies. I thought that it was because they can be loud, smelly and demanding. Fair enough. But what you said about the hollow bone and them being a sort of blank slate, that makes me wonder if that essence of pureness of spirit is another reason people can be uncomfortable around little ones.
Congrats Scott!!! We're also expecting our first - also a baby girl - in the next 3 weeks. Encouraging to read at the end that the first few weeks aren't always as crazy as people say they are.
Ahhhh! Congrats Scott!! Please send my love to Zaharo. What a beautiful first few weeks
Sweet. Thank you for sharing.
So happy you’re enjoying the first month. It just gets better too!
Congrats on the new baby Scott! I still remember the earth quaking moment I came across the idea that we might choose our family of origin. It helped me see many things in a new light and brought on waves of gratitude and acceptance that I hadn't thought about before. Our higher selves really know what they're doing! Wishing you all the best on your parenthood journey.
Congratulations, brother. Welcome to this side of the parenthood portal. Beautiful that you're reflecting like this; there's so much to learn! And I'm only 19 months past my son's birth myself.
Scott, I have never heard parenting stated so beautifully - to be a steward to that journey. D
Beautiful article, Scott! Many congratulations on your growing family.
I enjoyed these first weeks and months immensely, and feel sad for people, who for whatever reason, aren't able to experience these magical moments with their children.
A lovely read. Took me back.
This is beautiful. My daughter is now 19, and your article reminds me that she has been one of my greatest teachers and mirrors in life. What an adventure, yeah? Can’t wait to see what happens next for all three of you.