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Ruminator: Pink vs Blue

Yesterday turned out to be an interesting day. There was winning at basketball, which happens rarely enough these days that it’s a happy moment indeed. There was completing the serialisation of “in move”, my teenage-boys-in-the-Hutt novel, about which more soon (I need to get the ebook version prepared for release). There was getting a heat […]

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6 Months

Happy 6 months lovely babby

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CAN MUMS HAVE IT ALL?

What about Dads? Can we have it all too? Saturday’s newspaper had a magazine section with a big article heavily featuring our little fambly – Cal, Willa and myself. It’s up online here. It is actually quite a good piece, I reckon. One message in there is how much we are relying on family for […]

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Looking at her

Trying to capture part of my experience of fatherhood – – the moment she came into the world? It felt discontinuous, like the world was torn down and then rebuilt containing something new. The arrival of Willa as independent being, breathing and looking – it seemed to break causality. A person, where there had been […]

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MOAR Willa?!

I mean it’s all I can talk about its like nothing else is happening in the world! Cal has written a thoughtful, lovely piece about our wee human. If you like that sort of thing, go see.

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Willa photos

They are on the Facebook. One of them has been on this blog before. Others are new. She is real good babby.

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About Willa

For those wanting details, here are details. Everyone else, feel free to skip. Willa is named for her paternal great-grandmother – my father’s mother. G-gma was Williamina and known as Mina, but we went with the alternative spelling Willamina to be known as Willa (and for an easier time spelling her name). Both versions are […]

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Willamina Therese Davie

Willa arrived about 4.45 this morning. She’s happy and well. Cal is delighted by baby and fact she’ll be able to enjoy a Christmas feast. Dad = thoroughly chuffed.

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On Having A Girl

It is Monday and I am not at work and do not yet have a baby. We are likely to have a girl-baby. Can never be sure: sister of my office-buddy was expecting a girl, but last week got a boy. Still, my brain is mostly pointing towards girl, and that – that! It has […]

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Pop Culture Parenting #4

As I’m gonna be a dad in December, I figure I need to get myself schooled up in being a parent. So I’m going to be contemplating my major life influences and distilling the key parenting tips that I’ll need to be a great dad. #4. When passing on values to child, use a jaunty, […]

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