Adventures in Fatherhood: Our boys are two months old!

The Twins at 2 months old
The Twins at 2 months

Our boys are officially two months old!

It’s hard to believe it was two months ago (Oct. 21 at 2:36 p.m.) that we were welcoming them into the world. They’ve grown and changed so much since then… it’s been a tiring two months but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Continue reading Adventures in Fatherhood: Our boys are two months old!

Adventures in Fatherhood: Just me and the boys

Boys and I
The boys and I on their one month birthday

Well, it’s been just over eight weeks since the boys were born — and tomorrow is their two month birthday.

And like it or not, the powers that be have decided that eight weeks is plenty of time for a woman who’s had a C-Section to recover, so my wonderful Life is returning to work today.

To make things easier on the boys, I’ve opted to take vacation time this week to watch them by myself at home. And since our office is closed next week for the holidays, I’ll be at home with them a second week before our moms take over after the start of the year.

It should be an interesting two weeks! I’m thrilled to get to spend so much time with the boys, but I know it’s going to be far more work than I realize.

Laurie’s suggested I’ll probably do more work during the next two weeks than I ever would have done at the office — she’s probably right.

When I first agreed to it, the boys had just come home and they were sleeping 95% of the time. So as the time’s been getting closer, I’ve been looking forward to all the “extra work” I’d get done on some of my projects.

But as the time’s gotten even closer — the boys are becoming more and more active and down time is becoming less and less.

So… if you have something waiting on my to-do list… I’ll do my best – but I’m not promising anything right now.

And you may be hearing/seeing a lot from me online… or hardly nothing at all.

Who knows? We’ll see how it goes and keep our fingers crossed that I won’t be calling for help after the first few hours.

Jesus is a liberal Democrat and Stephen Colbert is a genius

Jesus in the desert - Day 21

While I agree more with Shane Claiborne’s understanding of Jesus’ politics these two clips are pure Stephen Colbert genius…

Just wait for the great closer at the end of clip 2.
Continue reading Jesus is a liberal Democrat and Stephen Colbert is a genius

How do we respond to Fred Phelps?

Fred Phelps
Fred Phelps | Via Wikipedia

Over the last few days I’ve been watching Fall From Grace, a documentary released in 2005 that tells the story of Pastor Fred Phelps and his church Westboro Baptist.

Whether you recognize the name or not, I’m sure you’ve all seen/heard about their “ministry.”

The Westboro Baptist faithful have been picketing events (including military funerals) across the U.S. for the past 15-20 years with signs that read, “God Hates Fags,” “Thank God for IEDs,” “Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” “Fags Die God Laughs” and more.
Continue reading How do we respond to Fred Phelps?

Adventures in Fatherhood – Live blogging tonight

So after a rough week for My Life and the boys at home, I told Laurie to take an Ambien tonight and let me handle the night time feedings.

She gladly accepted, with the condition that I would go to bed once she wakes up in the morning and sleep as long as possible during the day tomorrow.

Are we crazy? Probably, but I figured I’d let you in on the fun tonight by live-blogging as we go.
Continue reading Adventures in Fatherhood – Live blogging tonight