My mommy

Today’s start was no different than any other. When Christopher awoke, he beckoned, “daddy!” After changing his diaper, we began walking out of his room on a mission to get milk. On a table near the door, sits a picture of dad, daddy, mom Stacey and Christopher. As we approached the door of Christopher’s room, …

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The day has arrived…

Christopher has transformed into a boy on a mission: to taunt his dads with “No!” He went through this phase, but it’s been at least a year or year and a half. Then, his “no’s” were just practice. Though he would say, “no” in response to eating a specific food, for example, he would often …

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Gay dads MEGA BBQ in Golden Gate Park

We got together with our gay dads group today. Just so happens the group met up with a couple of other gay dads groups to form a MEGA BBQ event in the park. Though we didn’t get a chance to meet everyone – in fact, we didn’t get a chance to talk to more than …

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Adoption finalization – the party

We had a few folks over to our house on Friday afternoon to celebrate Matteo’s adoption finalization. Though we scheduled the get together at 3 pm, during the middle of a workday, we were pleased with the turnout with one exception. Grandma Kathi and great-grandma Dot were no shows. Grandma, who is still nursing her …

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September 18, 2009

I woke up this morning at 5 a.m. I don’t know if it was the excitement of the day, or the nagging suspicion that something wasn’t right. As I lay in bed, I began running the events through my head: we have our paperwork, we have a good idea of what we are wearing, we …

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September 17, 2009

Today is a great day. On this day, two years ago we brought, Christopher, our first son, home. He was 3 1/2 months old. Just when we thought life could not be any better, Matteo was born. Tomorrow, with Matteo’s birth mother, Sara, in attendance, we finalize his adoption. We are excited beyond belief, and …

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Six-month visit to the pediatrician

We went to see Dr. Damon today at East Bay Pediatrics. Have we mentioned how much we LOVE her? She is a great physician. Anyway, Matteo checked out well. He remains >90% for height and only 70% for weight. We say ONLY because he used to be 95%! I guess we can no longer call …

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“How can you see with all that light?”

The first picture is of Christopher sitting in the back seat with sunglasses atop his head. He often asks for them when it’s sunny. The second picture shows Christopher and Sebastian going for a ride in the Tonka truck. Thank goodness Sebastian loves affection of any kind. Matteo grabbed the football as he rolled around …

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