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And It Begins…

Holy "SH...(Watch my mouth!)" ... I'm going to be a FIRST TIME dad. I have NO idea what to do, how to act, what to say...I do know how to feel and that is excited beyond words! I'm very much looking forward to this but I'm scared S-Less!

Even though there have been dozens of books written and tons of blogs blogged…no one has the right answer! For everyone who keeps telling me how it’s going to be…I appreciate all the advice but I truly feel the only way to really know how it’s going to be is to live it from this day forward! Tips and Diapers are appreciated!

I’m starting off this blog TODAY because my wife (The BEST wife a man can ask for)  is 10 weeks pregnant. We conceived on April 30th in Key West, FL (Thanks Jenn  and Rich for the KW invite, LOL) and we are due January 21st 2013! Our ulrtrasound  was A-OK and so many friends are  asking us why we are not going out , joining them, coming to happy hour, flying to an island, etc….we finally had to break the news a little early and that was okay by us since the ultrasound was a success!

Erica broke the news about a week ago to close friends  and then decided to go on 100.7 WLEV where she is one of the “Real Housewives of The Lehigh Valley” and tell the entire 700,000 person population in the area about our new adventure! CLICK HERE to hear the interview!  After that and FACEBOOK, I figured….” Let’s tape the interview on WLEV so we can post in on this blog, and START this blog ASAP.  LISTEN TO IT HERE!  My ultimate goal? END the Dadastrophic Blog on our child’s 18th Birthday….READY , SET , GO!

Any of the negativity from friends, co-workers, or people who ‘know it all”  I don’t need because it comes with daily life enough without their help!  As for-  “Are You Prepared?”…umm….no….obviously! Is anyone prepared,  even when they are trying? Not really!  I am not sure what this first post is about since I’ve never been a dad, don’t know what to do, and am not quite sure I know how to take care of myself let alone a baby, but I am pretty sure it’s the first post to me  documenting EVERYTHING that I can about my child, wife, and life so that my kid can look back in 18 years and say “WOW…thanks for documenting this dad!  After all this reading, you really were DADASTROPHIC  but it all turned out OKAY!”

That is the point of this blog. To document my child’s life even before they are born for all of us to look back on because this technology wasn’t around like it is today. Sure there were journals but how exciting is it to share what we want to share with the world?!  I don’t care if 1 person reads this,  45,000, or it goes viral through. I am writing this for me and for my family and if anyone cares to come along for the ride that’s great! By the way thanks to Julie  For the AWESOME first baby gift…She and her husband, Mike are the proud parents of an 8 Month Old son, Aiden! Check out their project, Sheblogs.org! They got us a gift that their son absolutely LOVES! A blanket from Baby Blankets and Beyond! Definitely something that will go down in history! The Nook Nook on the right is our child’s when they are born…the one on the left, Erica bought for me and I’ve been sucking on that boy since 2009 and still have a few years left!

I currently write  at www.blogs4food.com with my wife when we have time,  I work 49  jobs, volunteer with several non-profits, and try to relax now and then, but my NEW favorite obsession is going to be this blog because I am ecstatic! I want everyone to read it, spread it, share it, embrace it,  and learn as I learn…because I have NO IDEA what I’m getting into and this is going to be DADASTROPHIC yet I will be the BEST father ever to my child! Find me on TWITTER, YouTube, and FACEBOOK!

-Chris

6-27-12. 10:16pm

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15 Comments on And It Begins…

  1. Most definitely excited to follow your adventures into parenthood! You and Erica are going to do an incredible job… and I will happily remind you to continue updating this for the next 18 years. ;)

    Can’t wait to start seeing Baby Bump pictures!!

  2. I think this is AWESOME!! Enjoy! Your parental instincts will come to you..babies/children don’t come with instruction books. Enjoy each minute with you child and family..because they go by so fast!
    Can’t wait for more!!

  3. Chris I absolutely love your blog and can’t wait to read about the first diaper duty clean up….this is one of the most spectacular times of your lives, you are going to be great parents!

  4. Chris and Erica,
    Congratulations on the great news! Our only advice is to love your child as you love each other and all will come naturally. We miss you both.
    George & Lynda

  5. It's on!

  6. You can do it! Congrats Chris.

  7. Chris, CONGRATS to you and the Mrs!

  8. dadastrophic // June 30, 2012 at 1:51 am //

    George and Lynda We MISS YOU!!! We are so excited and at the same time not knowing what to expect! It will be an amazing journey and we hope to see you again soon. Please keep in touch!

  9. dadastrophic // June 30, 2012 at 1:52 am //

    TY Krystle! Hope to see you guys soon! Busy Bee’s!!!

  10. dadastrophic // June 30, 2012 at 1:52 am //

    This kid is going to babysit me! LOL. Thanks AB!

  11. dadastrophic // June 30, 2012 at 1:53 am //

    I clean up the dog poop now… Erica is responsible for baby diapers. Even trade-off!

  12. dadastrophic // June 30, 2012 at 1:53 am //

    I’m waiting for my Billy Joel Baby Blanket :-)

  13. dadastrophic // June 30, 2012 at 1:54 am //

    LOL, Jodi! My fan from the get-go! Hope you are well! Maybe see you at a show soon! :-)

  14. dadastrophic // June 30, 2012 at 1:59 am //

    Yer giving guitar lessons!

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