Hello, Rebels, and WELCOME BACK!
If you’re a reader of the blog, you may have noticed that posts have been few and far between. I’ve been concentrating a lot of attention on my vlog recently. The interaction there has been great, and I’m loving the YouTube community I’ve been finding. But at the same time, there’s something awesome about the blog, too. Plus, some people prefer reading over watching videos.
So in the future, I’m going to try to create posts that can be vlogs AND blog posts. And this is the first of those. I vlog daily, and I can’t commit to doing the same on my blog. But when I make a video that will easily translate to the written word, I’m going to start posting it here to keep you in the loop.
So let’s get right to the good stuff. While I was gone, I HAD A BABY!
Well, no. I didn’t do anything. My WIFE had the baby. I sat there and tried not to barf.
My son was born, his name is Desmond and he is just…oh, man, he is perfect.
He was nine pounds fifteen ounces, and if you don’t have a frame of reference, that’s…that’s a REALLY big baby.
He was delivered via scheduled C-section. We did that because both of our previous babies were C-sections (they were almost as big as he was — my daughter Dawn was 9’14”, and my son Luke was 9’13”).
After you’ve had two C-sections, the doctor’s won’t let you try to give birth naturally because the pushing and the straining can make your old C-section scar just kind of…burst, and ain’t nobody got time for that.
I’ll spare you from the video and photos I took IMMEDIATELY after he was born. Trust me: a baby fresh from the womb is just NOT PRETTY. It’s gross. Like, really gross. Unless you’ve been a battlefield medic, it might be the grossest thing you’ve ever seen.
But then he was cleaned up and he was with us for the first time outside of the womb.
Babies are just incredible. Anyone who’s had one will tell you. They’re so mysterious. I mean, HOW did that happen? HOW did my wife’s body grow this whole entire other body?
I know that’s life, and something everyone thinks about at one point or another. We’ve been pondering it since humans knew how to ponder stuff. But we’ve pondered about good and evil and the meaning of the universe too, and that’s not going to change.
We SHOULD think about these things. We should spend a certain amount of our lives just being in awe. Not because we’re going to figure it all out, but because it reminds us that there are certain things we just may never figure out, and that’s okay.
To Desmond, my son, your mother and I are so happy to have you with us.
Thank you for being so calm and understanding as we try to juggle you and your brother and sister. (Not literally, although that would be hilarious).
You’re growing up so fast, you’re so healthy, you and Luke and Dawn are just amazing. You amaze us every day.
Thanks for making our life that much more awesome.
Okay, Rebels, thank you for your patience while I’ve been gone.
I’ll see you all soon with updates and writing and more awesome stuff. So until tomorrow, byyye.