8 Weeks In and It's Amazing

8 Weeks In and It's Amazing

At 4am this morning my wife was feeding our little bundle of magic. It’s like that every night. Some nights we are up once other nights like last night - we are up 3 times at least.

As I woke up he had been put right between us and as I opened my eyes his eyes were already wide open. The second I opened mine he had a huge smile right across his face and got excited at the thought of his dad maybe getting up at 4am to play.

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Old Dad Tired Dad Energised Dad

Old Dad Tired Dad Energised Dad

As an older dad I cant’ say enough you need to get fit or stay fit. The more I workout the more energy I have. If I go and sleep I lie on the bed wondering when I am going to sleep and hence never get any extra sleep.

I went to the gym totally tired out (and looked it) and came back after 90 minutes totally energized and ready to take on the world. I felt amazing all day and all the way to bedtime with no extra sleep.

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Week 25 The Baby is Kicking

Week 25 The Baby is Kicking

The thrill is thrilling. It makes me feel engaged, alive and as excited as any first father. There is more. The passing of life makes you realise that life is too fast. You never feel it is too fast when it is passing but looking back in older age you realise it then. Suddenly the babies are all almost 30-years old. Its a speed that has no real measure.

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Becoming a father in your 50s

Becoming a father in your 50s

Becoming a father in your 50s does raise a lot of internal questions especially this one.

Would I live long enough to see the child grow into an adult?

Here is what I felt.

I know a guy my age that had never seen, heard or met his father. My own wife’s father died suddenly when she was just 17-years old. A friend of mine had lost his father when he was just 7-years old. I could go on. Even my own dad first met his father when he was 19 years of age.

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