Where's Nate?

living large in the four-oh-eight. wicked large.


on the home front.

One of the big perks of working at El Goog is five weeks of paternity leave. Having taken only two weeks right after Hadley's birth in March, I just wrapped up a bonus week of daddy daycare. Essentially, I served as the middle infielder to turn the double play between Paige (who is now back at work) and our new official daycare provider.

Actually, that's not entirely true. My mom and sister-in-law graciously pitched in for a handful of days. And Paige's folks are on duty for the next two weeks. We're very, very fortunate to have such generous family members.

Back to my tour of duty. It's exhausting. Even though Hadley is three months old and has roughly the same mobility as an inchworm, she wore me out. Walks around the neighborhood, check-ins at the doctor's office, naps. You name the activity and it contributed to me feeling run down.

Don't get me wrong. It was amazing to bond with her for the week. She's starting to smile and squeak and I still think she's the most interesting person I've ever met. Can't wait for the next time I'm on leave.


life is different.

It's been two months since I posted. And a lot has changed. Paige and I welcomed our daughter, Hadley, to the world on March 9. She's full of energy, smiles, and dirty diapers. It's taken some getting used to, particularly the lack of sleep, but it is totally worth it. I'll provide more updates soon. Be patient...