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Rebirth

Six years ago, I wrote the first post on this blog, in anticipation of the arrival of our son, Asa.
In addition to the excitement of impending fatherhood, I was inspired by two members of my family who’d blogged.
Seth, a cousin, had written a blog about his son Tofu. When Seth died midway through Tofu’s second year of life, the blog became a sort of message in a bottle, a testament of his love for his child. 

The other inspiration was my aunt Anne. Her blog helped her friends and family – spread quite widely across the world – stay informed about her battle with cancer.
This month we welcomed into our family a baby girl, whom we’ve named after Anne.


At birth baby Anne weighed in at just over 3 kilos (6 lb, 7 oz). She's a small package. But she changes the balance of our family, shifts the fulcrum. From being two adults and a child (adults holding the majority), we now have equal representation from children.
Asa and I, as males, are preparing ourselves for the impacts of a second fem…