(Nearly) Seven Months into this Fatherhood Thing

Penelope was born (nearly) seven months ago and I can’t believe it’s been that long. I know seven months isn't a long period of time, but I still can't believe it.

As you may have noticed during the last seven months, I've been a terrible blogger. In fact, I haven’t written a blog article since before Spring. Even worse, I wasn't even actually a father yet the last time I published anything.

So, I’m going to try to redeem myself a little bit and cram as much into this post as I can. And since it’s 2015 and this is the Internet, I’ll mostly just include pictures.

At the Hospital

My wife delivered our daughter (Penelope Alice Montville-Quesada) at Newton-Wellesley Hospital on June 14th at 3:14am during the first round of the World Cup (I had to throw that in). She was 8 pounds 7 ounces.

Newborn Photos

Felicia's childhood friend Ashley (Cleopatra Photo) took newborn pictures of Penelope on the first day we were released from the hospital. I absolutely love how these pictures came out – and yes, the picture of her balancing her head on her hands scared the shit out of me.

Family Portraits

We again called Ashley (Cleopatra Photo) to take family portraits. We took the photos in an old mill building in Clinton, MA  I loved its rustic aesthetic. It was a brisk New England autumn afternoon and Penelope was incredibly well-behaved (which seems to be a general trend...so far).

First Holidays

Since June, Penelope has experienced a number of first holidays. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from each.

Halloween

Thanksgiving

Christmas

Other

Felicia and I are first time parents with iPhones – we don’t need a reason to take pictures of Penelope (and ourselves). Here are a few of my favorites.

And that's it...

Hopefully I'll blog more consistently this year.

-Xander