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When a New Baby Comes

by Gumer Liston December 14th, 2009| Pregnancy
Due to a few signs, we thought that my wife might be pregnant. We scheduled a visit to her doctor but before the day of the visit came, we discovered she wasn't. It was a false alarm. During those two or three days of facing the possibility of having another

Everyday Can Be ‘Labor’ Day

by Joe Lawrence October 14th, 2009| Pregnancy
I put off writing this article to the last minute becauseI was hoping this article would be written by a daddy. My baby was due today, and my wife has been ready to deliver this baby for over a week now. However, the little one is very stubborn and not

My Journal as a Baby Daddy

by Joe Lawrence August 3rd, 2009| Infants/Toddlers, Pregnancy

When I was two I received a brand new tricycle from my grandpa. I rode that thing all over the house and especially into my mom's freshly painted baseboards. I scuffed them up beyond all recognition. So I was told many times by my mother. This memory is not actually


Diary of a Deployed Dad-to-be, Part 2

by Joe Lawrence July 13th, 2009| Pregnancy
As I am writing this, it is the 4th of July back in the United States, a day where we celebrate our independence from the tyranny of England since 1776. Meanwhile, I am deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. I can't

Is Peeking Really Cheating?

by Joe Lawrence June 9th, 2009| Infants/Toddlers, Pregnancy
I remember taking tests in school and how emphatic the teachers were about cheating on tests. I actually used to cheat just in spite of their warnings...what a rebel. When it comes to parenting, I still may be a cheater after all.

Recently, my wife had an ultrasound done at her

Halfway to the Rest of My Life…

by Joe Lawrence June 5th, 2009| Infants/Toddlers, Pregnancy
Expecting a child is a very sobering experience. It is not as easy as picking out the paint colors for the nursery and what stroller we'll be pushing. We are facing huge decisions that will impact the rest of our child's life, today.

Recently, my wife completed her twentieth week of

Even Closer Still

by Joe Lawrence May 7th, 2009| Pregnancy
My wife is my best friend...plain and simple. I have known her for over a third of my life and have been in love with her the entire time. Honestly, I love her more and more each day, month and year. Just when I thought we could never be closer

The Diary of a Deployed Dad-to-be

by Joe Lawrence April 23rd, 2009| Pregnancy
Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh. These sounds kept running through my head for the 36 hour journey. The sound of my baby's heartbeat heard just a few days prior. As I kissed my wife for the last time in 120 days, I was crushed. What kind of father will I be? Who

Who Is Your Daddy?

by Joe Lawrence March 31st, 2009| Pregnancy

I thought the most exciting moment of my life would be the day I met my wife. Then I thought is was the day we were married and then the day we found out we were expecting. I was wrong. It was February 20, 2009. This was the day I