Jackson James (J.J.) 8 lbs. 9 ozs.
Well, we are all back home. With us-a new baby boy. Healthy and happy, nursing, sleeping and pooping. Right on, little man. The Mrs. is doing just fine, too!
Jack was born at 4:11 a.m. on Friday the 30th of January at Elmbrook Hospital in Brookfield, WI. I can’t thank the staff at Elmbrook enough for the special treatment (no, not because I’m the Happy Youngster-they treat everyone special). If you know anyone in Southeast Wisconsin, tell them to have their babies at Elmbrook!
work joy now has just begun. Shame on me for calling it work. Parenting is not work…it’s a privelege and a blessing. I can’t tell you how many times over the past three days that I have thanked the Lord for all my blessings. Now, I’m not the religious type, but I do have strong faith. I think there’s a difference. With each day that passes by, I feel like I figure out more and more what’s really important in life. Yeah…catching baseballs, getting autographs, seeing the Brewers win…these are all important. But, they pale in comparison to rearing a child the right way. Especially in today’s society. We all have our ideals as to how to rear children…I’ll spare you mine. Let’s just say I’m a bit old-fashioned and conservative. Shower them with love, show them the way, explain things vs. yelling things, read them books, tuck them in at night, never feel shy about showing them public affection, and on and on and on.
I’ve learned a bit about parenting from my 3-year old. I’m sure many of you can relate. When people ask me how old she is…I say, “three going on sixteen.” Enough said.
My lovely wife needs props, too! She’s unbelievable.
You remember the story about the Brewers Fan Festival a week back? If you forgot, here’s a refresher. Anyway, she goes to this event with me, stands in line for a few hours waiting to get in, ready to give birth any minute. Then, once we get in-she stands in another line just so I could get a Prince Fielder home run ball signed.
Talk about a loyal wife…trust me-I’m grateful.
Our kids are lucky to have a Mom like her.
So, as our family grows, so does our outlook on life.
It’s great to be alive!!