I'm a Father!

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I'm a Father!

Post by Cliff » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:01 pm

Starting back on February 24th I became a father. I have a little boy named Lucas and it has been terrific. If not a little terrifying at times. But he's healthy and happy and poopin' and sleepin' and eatin' and all that other baby stuff.

That said, for my wife and I this included a 3 week stay in NICU while continuing to work as well as a trip from Kentucky to Airzona and back (the latter by car). We adopted and our son was born 9 weeks early (actually more like 4 weeks but they thought 9 weeks at the time). As far as preparation goes though ... we still thought we had 9ish more weeks to do things. Also - spring training was going on in Arizona at the time so the fans of something like 6 teams were in town. And the antiques road show. And a farm machinery show. It was basically the worst case scenario as far as travel and lodging on short notice were concerned. I'll spare you the details!

Anyway, if you happened to notice my absence it's because I literally haven't had time to properly read over the forum or respond. I've got something like 30 unread posts. I couldn't even respond to some PMs properly or new members that had emailed me (If you read this, sorry about that, Wally!). Just not enough time in the day.

Now it's just normal infant stuff and working which is basically still too much to be here much. Once he sleeps more than 2-3 hour stretches I think it'll probably improve!

I hope everyone is doing well!
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Post by Maelstrom88 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:24 pm

Congrats :rock:
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Re: I'm a Father!

Post by S197 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:50 pm

Congrats Cliff! :smilevike:
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:38 pm

Congrats Cliff!
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:39 am

Congrats again Cliff!
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Post by Thaumaturgist » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:26 am

Congratulations Cliff! Super excited for you!
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Post by halfgiz » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:30 am

Congratulations Cliff :thumbsup:
Thanks for sharing!
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Post by CharVike » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:09 am

That's great news. Good luck going forward.
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Post by akvikingsfan » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:54 am

Congratulations Cliff. Welcome to the club! My little one was born in October. He's now about 6 months old and haas just recently started sleeping through the night. These first few months of 2-3 hours are rough. Hang in there and again congratulations. Glad to hear he is healthy!
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:21 pm

Congratulations my friend! I'm so happy for you and Jodi!
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Post by Raptorman » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:52 pm

Congrats, this wasn't a result of a Maury Povich show I assume. :whistle:
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:30 pm

Raptorman wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:52 pm
Congrats, this wasn't a result of a Maury Povich show I assume. :whistle:
Lmao.
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Post by Bowhunting Viking » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:06 am

A HUGE Congratulations my Viking brother. That's a beautiful thing. Let me share a nugget with ya. Cherish every moment. Trust me , and all fathers here, they grow up TOO fast. It seems like yest my daughter was, well still just my little cheerleader, dancer, singer, volleyball player, track star etc. I lived at that school. And loved every moment of it. Now she's just shy of 29, has a double masters degree and an amazing job. The time span went to fast. Thank God we have such a close relationship to this day. Live on that boy my friend, as I know you will. Bless your family brother.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:18 pm

Congratulations Cliff!
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Post by Vikings CrucifiXS » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:33 pm

Congrats bruv! :banana: :appl:
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