It is almost 11pm. I just rocked my daughter to sleep. I’m hoping that she manages to stay that way long enough for me to write this post. I can hear her start to hiccup, and that is usually a sign that she is about to wake up. Everyday she changes and grows. My mom … More Cherish
Music is magic. It transmits emotion, stories, space, and can do all that without words. Add some words to the music and the creations get even more complex. It’s magic. It’s witchcraft. I write a good amount of bards and troubadours in my stories. And in this case the old adage is true. My writing … More Wannabe Troubadour
She’s so tiny and fits in my arms. I how her close and she snuggles in. We rock and rock until she sleeps. If I put her down and she cries, I get to pick her up yet again. The cycle repeats. Hours pass. Tired and tired and tired and tired. But I don’t want … More Holding my Girl
The truth is I was going to write about something else other than my not-quite-a-week-old baby today. Not that I had anything specific in mind, but I was thinking maybe a week straight was too much. Then two things happened. The first is my mother, who is in town to help us out for a … More My Mom is Mighty
Our brand new baby girl has been here about 24 hours. I already love her so much, but that has been true since even before she was born. But, she is a lot of work. Every two hours she needs feeding. And changing. I would add holding to that list as well, but that hardly … More Doing our Best!
Our little girl is five days old, and for her first five days she stayed with her mom at the midwifery. But today was the day we got to take her home. That in itself was a small adventure. We don’t have a car, nor do we have a car seat for such a small … More Coming Home with Airi
Airi’s grandmother, Mima, safely arrived in Japan today. Very few things are as moving as watching your mother hold your child for the first time. It was beautiful to see her hold my son for the first time almost for years ago, and it was beautiful to watch her hold my daughter today. And now … More The Arrival of the Grandmother!
If you have missed the past two days, then you might not have heard that my wife gave birth to our daughter, Airi, on March 3rd. Things have been quite busy since then, but I feel that now is the time to give some details. For the past week or so, Rika, my wife, has … More The Tale of My Daughter’s Birth
Rika and Airi are still recovering and I’m spending time with Leo. Everything is pretty smooth. Except for being quiet worn out. Here are a few pictures that summarize my day. And of course, one more sweet Airi picture. If you enjoyed this post, please like my Facebook author page and become a patron through Patreon. Or if you like podcasts … More Some Baby Pictures
Last night March 3rd at 11:24, my wife, Rika, gave birth to our daughter, Airi. Airi weighs 2944 grams (6.5lbs.) Mother and baby are both happy and healthy. In the coming days, I’ll have the full story ready for you. For now, just a few pictures. If this motivates anyone to follow me on Instagram, … More Welcome to the World