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I have been tricked!

Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
#41 - 2013-09-10 06:45:58 UTC
Akita T wrote:
We have a few "official" film-print pictures from the hospital, but we haven't digitized them yet.
There's also a couple of videos on my personal facebook page (which for obvious reasons, sorry, "no can link" here) of the baby just after birth and a few hours later, but they're pretty brief and of mediocre image quality (low light, phone camera).
I'll see if I can extract a couple of relevant stills from those.
( EDIT: there you go
a few minutes after extraction -
and about 3 hours later - )

It's hilarious to see the many "aww, how cute he looks" or equivalent from everybody that posts, even some that say "looks pretty good, especially for a newborn baby" (I still have no idea if people are just being polite or really believe it when they say stuff like that)...
...while both me and my partner still look at the baby and baby pics and go "ayup, we still think all newborn babies look a bit ugly, and ours is not really that much of an exception to that rule".Twisted(...)

It looks quite good for a newborn. When I was born, someone had the idea to take some pictures a few days later and I barely had improved from my granpa's first comment: "Wow, looks like a skinned rabbit". Lol

Roses are red / Violets are blue / I am an Alpha / And so it's you

Slade Trillgon
Brutor Force Federated
#42 - 2013-09-10 15:06:37 UTC
Linda Shadowborn wrote:
congrats akita and such a cuuuuuuutie!!!! so glad some people post pics of their spawn. ahh.. who is a cute little one! oh yes you are!!!!!

dammit.. now you made me go all mother like.. where is that husband of mine..

Her are a few extra to fuel the fire Bear

Day 1 -

First Fall -

First trip to the zoo -

1st Birthday -

First real beach trip -
Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#43 - 2013-09-10 18:44:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Akita T
Nice ;)
A few more from mine...

With the baby at the computer, like a baaaaws (bit over 9 days old):

Bored and waiting for mommy to get ready (almost 10 days):

Ready for another trip outdoors with mommy (same time as above) :
Amarr Empire
#44 - 2013-09-10 22:09:04 UTC
I want to say something about researching for time and material efficiency but I got nothin'

So, instead, congrats!
Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
#45 - 2013-09-12 22:48:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Akita T
Ours apparently had fractional ME and PE ;)
It came out at about ~94% of the average weight (but 104% of average length) while at ~96% of expected average total time since installation :D
Gallente Federation
#46 - 2013-09-13 03:18:53 UTC
Akita T wrote:
On a completely unrelated note, as a thread hijack attempt, I am a parent now as of almost exactly 24 hours ago :P
Boy, 3.2 kg, 53 cm, c-section. Good bye free time!

Restless Natives
#47 - 2013-09-14 11:54:08 UTC
Alpheias wrote:
By my missus into going to her parents for dinner... Sad

I seriously feel like this (SFW)

Help me OOPE, you are my only hope!

I know this feeling well, thankfully they live 250 miles away though! Maybe you could look to move?
Diomedes Calypso
Aetolian Armada
#48 - 2013-09-24 15:30:42 UTC
Akita T wrote:
Ours apparently had fractional ME and PE ;)
It came out at about ~94% of the average weight (but 104% of average length) while at ~96% of expected average total time since installation :D

A big congratulations and best wishes to you and your family Akita,

I've been back to the game for a few months after a coulple years break (read forums for a while after I went inactive) and noticed the lack of your presence the last couple months.

I understand now!

There is no describing the actual experience of the first 6 weeks of child "ownership" (actually being "owned" by your new child might work better).

Words fall short or miss the mark , and there is a lot of nodding of heads as if people understand, but, doing it is another thing. Some people get lucky and have a baby that sleeps more than two hours at a time or doesn't need 10 minutes of attention after feedings ... but not many.

Add the trepidation of living with a whole new set of challenges... immense (immense) knowledge that you better not fail too badly while flying nearly blind . A person needing to figure out which gages you need to conult and which gage does what (no matter how much you read keeping track of those unlabled gages at 4 am after having woken up at 2 am and 11 pm.

But with all of that, there comes a sense of fullness (for most at least, well for me at least as a father) of it's own unique and previiously unexperienced type. Something about beeing wired for "continuation of the speciece" also provides a pride and purpose from the role of protector/nurturer.

You're being hazed with sleep deprivation, suddenly forced to overcome previous squeemishnees of being barfed on and getting poo on your hands, have no choice other than thinking of more than yourself 24/7 virtually. Bombarded with a whole new set of mechanical challenges like how to get that diaper to fit without it leaking, how that baby carrier snaps into your car, how to do things one handed with the baby in the other.....

But, I can use all those words, and there will be nodding.. but until you feel it, you won't really get it. It hits hard but in a wonderful way, and there is a sense of "this is insane... I can't believe everyone with kids has done this"

Enjoy the "experience" though the word falls short. Keep enjoying it while they're young. Read a book to them before bed every single night for the next 10 years 3,650 of them... you'll treasure the time being that person reading the book and they'll cherish the time with you and the feeling of security they get from it, even if economic turmoil and other issues might come up along the way.. And the books can be enjoyable if you let yourself go there.


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