Sunday, October 17, 2010

Welcome home MR. ROME, by Mr. Leif

Hey all, this is Mr. Leif guest blogging on Lindsey's behalf. We have been blessed with an amazing son, Roman Joe Leif. He came into this world Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 12:01 PM. Lindsey will let you know more about the birth story soon.

I had been told by everyone with children what an indescribable experience the birth of a child is, and that is the TRUTH!

Was I prepared? NO, I don't think you can be.

The fact of the matter is that life has now changed, and never again will things be the same for Linds and I, but I don't think we would want it any other way.

How will life change? I am starting to compile the things that have already changed, including:

1. I drive slower! (The ride home was funny, we hopped on the interstate and we were smack dab in the middle of Roman's first traffic jam).

2. I don't sleep more than 3 hours consecutively. I am guessing this changes, but for now I am cool with it.

3. I smile more than I ever have at all times of day and night, even when I can't hardly open my eyes because I am waking up for that midnight feeding.

I know that more significant things will change, but we are riding the wave of emotion and are loving it! Thank you for all your thoughts, and prayers. Linds will keep you up-to-date in the next few days.


  1. Aw, what a sweet daddy you are. I loved hearing your take on this whole 'brand new baby thing'. love that you now drive slow and that you call Lindsey "Linds". Oh and so sweet that you are smiling all the time! Thanks for sharing!

  2. welcome home, baby roman! can't wait to hear the rest of your story :) this was too sweet. i can't stop smiling when i think of your new babe either :) ahhhh! he's HERE! welcome to the new papa club. it's a pretty sweet club to be apart of ;) LINDSEY! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!


  3. What a great guest post Mr. Leif. I loved reading about your new driving habits... It's funny b/c on the way home from the hospital with Colin Kurt actually started slowing down at the light before it was even yello... I had to point out that the old Kurt would have sped up to beat the light. :) too funny. So happy to hear that Mr. Roman and Linds are doing well. I know you will take care of the both of them! Enjoy every minute as time goes by fast. I promise you will blink your eyes and he will be a month old!
    Congrats! Mel and Kurt Kuenning

  4. SO excited that baby Roman is here safe and sound!! praise the Lord!! He's perfect in every way.
    and HI, Mr. Leif, it's so nice to "meet" you. :) I feel like I know you a little bit through this wonderful blog of your wifey's, and I'm SO thrilled for you at becoming a new daddy. I love hearing your perspective on it, perhaps you'll have to do regular daddy guest posts?? :) congratulations to you and Lindsey both, you two are going to be amazing and wonderul parents to little Roman.
    Lindsey, I miss you in blog-land (it's ridiculous), and I love you! can't stop thinking about you being a momma! :)