|"What's a baby got to do to get dinner around here?"|
My little brother Julian is about to become a Dad for the first time. Very exciting! The only catch is that in the same week the baby is due, he is also scheduled to play a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The fact that he is currently living thousands of miles away in Athens, Greece with mom-to-be Elektra adds to the suspense. Will our young hero make it?
While some Dads are stepping outside the delivery room for a quick cigarette, Julian might literally be saying: "Honey, it's just a quick transatlantic flight. I'll be back in no time. You just keep pushing."
I really wanted to write a useful blog for the first time parents... maybe on things I wish I had known before having a baby ("What? They eat at night? That's ridiculous.") Or on things that seemed like a good idea before but really weren't afterwards (i.e. the jogger stroller). If you're not a jogger to begin with it's highly unlikely you're going to suddenly start jogging. I was lucky if I could keep my eyes open. I'll save that for another blog.
But I do wish I were there...in Athens, at Carnegie, and most importantly outside the delivery room. Like you were, Jules, when you whispered right after Alexander was born: "Jen, he's really cute."
Exciting update: Baby Nikita was born yesterday. 3.3 kgs of cuteness. Mother and baby doing well!