What I Learned From My 2 Day Old Son

First of all I feel blessed and honoured to be the proud daddy of baby #4 – my son Ryden James Goegan.

Baby Ryden James Goegan, 7 lbs 12 oz and very cute!!! (I'm a very biased daddy!)

What a cute little guy eh? That rounds it out to 2 boys and 2 girls. So we have an even balance of testosterone and estrogen in our house. (even though I know the estrogen always wins – us wise ones let them!! Lol. 🙂

Both baby and mom are home and doing fine. My wife enjoyed her full 3 Day, 2 Night vacation getaway at the hospital. She LOVED getting served 3 meals a day, for which she didn’t have to go shopping, and having it cleaned up for her. And having someone check on her and see if she needed anything. What a great service eh?!! … I said if they threw in a pedicure and manicure we might never get her back! … I’m glad to have them back home.

When they were in the hospital I learned, (or re-learned) a lesson when he was 2 days old.

… I took a few days off from my busy schedule and was playing Mr. Mom with the other 3 kiddos. I had a bunch of things bouncing around in my head and was feeling a little guilty about taking time off from work. Afterall, I have goals, deadlines, client commitments, and objectives I’m striving after. And the thought running through my mind was “How can I afford to take time off? I’ve got too much to do!”

Sad but true. I get caught up in my busy little world and unfortunately the pace in my head sometimes is too ridiculously fast. Ever have a problem with an overactive mind and have challenges slowing down? I do.

So what did I learn?

I learned to slow down again. My son sleeps. He slowly wakes and adjusts to the world around him. He opens his eyes ever so casually. He eats and pauses. Then eats some more. He burps and plays. Then he sleeps. Everything happens at such a relaxed pace. I strayed from that and forgot what that was like.

I think I will remind myself to be more relaxed.

… and maybe burp and play more?!! 🙂

Happy Easter.


3 replies
    • Chris
      Chris says:

      Scarlet – you’re right. Labor was not a vacation… the epidural had full effect – but on her left foot only!! She felt everything except for her left foot. She laughs about it now.


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