Sunday, August 17, 2014

Well, I’m A Parent Now

I’m officially off on Parental leave from work starting Monday, though I have been off since Thursday as our newest little addition has come to stay at our house for good (unless some crazy unforeseen events occur).  Sadly dear readers I cannot post pictures as we are still technically Fostering at the moment, but she is a blonde haired, blue eyed beauty. 

Some who are reading may recall that this is actually my second crack at this as I did have a step daughter for almost four years from my first marriage.  I know I was not as good at the time as I could have been and I hope to do a much better job as a parent this time around.  There are over ten years more life experience and a College Diploma in Early Childhood Education, and three years working at day care between my previous experience and this new endeavour.

I’m pretty jazzed about the whole thing as you can imagine.  It’s changed my schedule quite a bit but I have managed to fit in my running this past week, but to be fair Amber is still off from teaching until the start of September.  Once she goes back to that I’m sure my schedule will change even more.

What is even more exciting is that we’ll be getting a second child in less than a week actually.  See they are sisters and the most previous foster parents of these two children couldn’t take on two children, so we got tapped! On Friday of this week I’ll be (foster) dad (for a short time until we adopt) to not one, but two girls! Awesome! I’ll keep you as up to date as I can and post pictures once I am allowed!


  1. Oh wow what a special time for the four of you in this fantastic new chapter in your lives. I wish you all the very very best. So happy for the girls that they found you and are staying together, Brilliant! Best wishes to you all.

  2. Awesome! Congrats to you & Amber (and the babies!)

  3. Thanks! It's been a bit difficult so far with getting all the schedules to try to meet up especially with a colicy/acid refluxy baby!

  4. Congrats, Chris! What an exciting endeavor!

  5. Ooh, good luck and lots of love for you all. I had my two girls (twins) in the beginning of June and I'm back working out again.