Nick may not be "Superdad" but he gives a pretty close approximation. Above you can see him moments after Sabina's birth, cuddling and smiling over her. Even after a sleepless night. Even after coaching me through yet another long natural birth. Even after months of worry and stress and anxiety about this new addition to our overextended family. She was here, she was wanted, and she was so beautiful.
This is a not great picture of Nick holding Luca about half an hour after he was born. We were recovering in one of the bedrooms of the birth center; a peaceful moment in the evening with our adorable new son. Nick was my hero that weekend. I was in labor for about 2 and a half days. We walked the streets by our house, visited the birth center a couple times, counted and measured contractions. Then, when the labor finally kicked into high gear, he donned his swimsuit and climbed in the birthing tub with me. He cradled me from behind giving me the support and strength I needed.
I don't think I could have had 7 kids without him. ;)
I am truly and overwhelmingly blessed by Nick aka SuperDaddy.
Verse for the day:
"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate."