Saturday, May 18, 2013


So, uh. This is weird.  I had honestly completely forgotten this blog existed.  I have a blogger account. Odd.

And by golly, it's SOOOOO much better a format than Xanga.  So simple.  So direct. Colors and words. Ts'all you need.

So I think I'm going to migrate back over to this one from the Xanga blog.  I know, bunny trails... but I like this one better. And I definitely have something to say now.

I'm a daddy.

*smiles broadly* Felix David Blackburn is an amazing little guy. He's tiny, but so strong.  He's got his father's furrowed brow but his mother's beautiful eyes, if not either parent's eye color.  He's got a pretty powerful set of lungs on him, but his wails aren't really overly loud, and they're definitely few and far between.  (We'll see how long that one lasts.  Hehh.)  He's a very decidedly healthy, active, alert little boy.

A boy. Guys, I have a son. I mean, that is wild.  Ang and I had pretty much been expecting a girl this whole time.  No real reason exactly, just a feeling we had... and he's a boy. I'm blown away.  I get to pass on the Blackburn name.  I get to have father/son bonding times.  This is both massively exciting and a mite overwhelming, and I couldn't be more thrilled with such a prospect.

I'm so looking forward to finding out what Felix likes.  Will he like LEGOs like me?  (Please yes.)  Will he like cars and trucks more than I did?  Will he like sports sooner than me?  Heck, will he prefer dancing to football?  I can't wait.  :-D

And I think I'll leave it there for now.  I plan on sitting down sometime soon and writing down the details of the birth for you all, because I think it's definitely a story worth sharing.  But I'll leave it at that for the time being.

Everybody, I wish you all the greatest of days and best of health.

- jdb