Friday, August 12, 2011

Baby Daddy Partay!

Let's please give a round of applause to Nishka's co-workers, who not only surprised him with an awesome baby shower, but also scared the crap out of him while doing it! High five guys!!

So yesterday I was invited into the secret world of the NRC, and got to meet all the awesome people who keep Nishka in line during the day. I was called a saint several times, and I'm almost sure I saw some people weeping in the corner over my plight.

There was cake (and awesome cherry slump -- I didn't know what that was either until yesterday!) and great food!

There were presents!

There was even a special quiz to help us name the babies, decide how soon after the babies come Nishka will play golf, and the exact percentages of diapers that Nishka will be changing.

The offical tally being calculated. I believe that Nishka will be golfing "Never again,"
and will be changing approximately less that 40% of the diapers.
But most importantly... there was golf! Because what Baby Daddy Partay is complete without golf???

Nishka, in the spirit of helping him learn how to juggle multiple "things" at once was given a special task during his round of golf.

He was supposed to golf while holding two special little packages. Let's just say that as in everything else, Nishka was creative in his solution to the problem.

All in all, Papa and the little ones had quite a day! Thanks, all you NRCers!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Progress has been made! A nursery has been born from the bare white walls of a third floor bedroom!

At our birthing class, we met a couple also expecting their first child. After a little conversation, we found out that they too needed help getting their nursery ready. So a labor swap was arranged (it was a bit like arranging a play date, with the wives sending schedules, and approving plans :) On Saturday, Nish went to help them move furniture, and then on Sunday, the husband came over to help Nish paint the nursery-- well really sand and prime the walls. Apparently these walls don't like paint on them so much :( But after a few hours of talking, and maybe 30 minutes of working, the guys were ready for lunch! (just teasing, they worked hard!) Here's some evidence.

And then came the crib...
(He looks like he's taking a nap :)
Of course he had to try it out!
So after about 12 hours of labor (with intermittent ice cream/TV breaks), some hand holding, lots of practiced breathing, and some pushing-- the nursery was mostly completed!

We still lack a few finishing touches (like a mattress), but I'll be sure to post pictures of the complete nursery soon!

(Note: No husbands were harmed (at least not seriously) in the making of this nursery)