June 08, 2004
Thank you

Thank you all very much for the kind words and thoughts on Olivia's arrival. They really mean a lot. The last couple of days have been pretty overwhelming (in a good way, of course), and all the good will Tiffany and I have received has been wonderful. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Everyone should be coming home today. I got the baby seat installed yesterday, so at the very least I won't be turned away at the door. A neighbor who's also a fairly new dad helped me out. You know how they say that you can go to any fire station and get help installing a child safety seat? The one he went to after his son was born had never heard of that. Fortunately, one of the firefighters helped him anyway.

I'm already learning new skills with Olivia. The one I'm proudest of so far is the ability to use my Blackberry one-handed. I figure that's a warmup for learing to use the computer one-handed, something for which I already have a certain amount of skill because of Harry's penchant for demanding to be petted while I'm surfing.

Speaking of Harry, he's back home from our next-door neighbor's house. I've strewn some of the clothes and blankets that Olivia has used around the place to acclimate him to her scent. The sooner he realizes there's a new sherriff in town, the better.

I can't wait to bring her home. I'm so excited.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 08, 2004 to See, I do have a life! | TrackBack

I don't have children, but I know that it takes a lot of work to get used to having them around the house. When my sister had her first baby nine years ago, she was worried about how her dog was going to react. The dog took it quite well and he became the baby's best friend. I don't expect it to be any different with Harry and Olivia, since Harry seems kind of laid back (at least that's how the pictures I've seen here make him look).

Now, you still have to get that Yankees baby shirt. :-)

Posted by: William Hughes on June 8, 2004 8:42 AM

Congratulatiosn to both of you!! I hope you don't mind but I posted it on H-Town Blogs!

Posted by: cybertoad on June 8, 2004 11:38 AM

I don't mind at all. Thanks!

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on June 8, 2004 1:01 PM

Just wait til she starts reaching for everything in sight. It becomes veeery difficult to type with one hand while holding an infant out of reach of the keyboard with the other... :)

Anyway, congrats again! Lucas hits the big 1 next week -- this last year has flown by. Enjoy it.

Posted by: Doug on June 9, 2004 4:41 PM