May 29, 2007

Things I Do as A New Dad

Filed under: baby — jrice @ 7:20 pm
  • Ask my baby if she wants to poop. When she poops, I ask again.
  • Sing Sinatra-esque Foreigner songs to my wife when we go for a walk (“just one guitar…”).
  • Be comforting when my wife’s big trip out to the farmer’s market opening – the one she’s been looking forward to for several days – lasts about fifteen minutes because there’s only about five tables setup and three are for meat products (“there, there, you can get fresh air tomorrow, too”).
  • Hold on to that baby smell in my nose (it’s a mix of milk, newness, and dandelions…).
  • Make sure the cat’s feelings aren’t too hurt by her displacement.
  • Watch Vered make funny faces and stretch all her limbs out at once.
  • Handle more poop.


  1. Madelyn loves to say “big poop” now. And she does.

    Comment by cbd — May 29, 2007 @ 8:42 pm

  2. I’d love a post on Vered’s name. I think it’s awesome, but I’ve never heard it before and wondered if you might offer a little write-up of its origin and meaning, or how you (and Jenny) came upon it.

    Or, ignore me if it makes me a heel to ask. :)

    Comment by madeline — May 29, 2007 @ 9:59 pm

  3. Yeah, a lot of poop. That sounds about right. That goes on for about three years, btw. :-)

    Comment by Steve Krause — May 29, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

  4. In response to madeline…

    Although I may be confusing this entirely, Vered is a traditional Jewish name. It roughly translates as “rose” (Hebrew, Aramaic).

    Comment by 1jargoncomputer — May 30, 2007 @ 1:01 am

  5. That’s right! Vered is named for Jeff’s great-grandmother Rose.

    It’s pronouced VER-ed (almost like saying “very red,” though without the long “e” sound at the end of “very.”)

    Comment by jenny — May 30, 2007 @ 5:47 am

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