Where Do I Begin?

12:47 PM Posted by CalgaryDaddy

  First off, I would like to thank everyone who has visited the site so far.  I just set this up yesterday and many of you have added me onto twitter and left some positive words of encouragement!  I am actually shocked by the kind response, so thanks to all of you!  Thanks to everyone who linked as a "follower" also.

 Where do I begin with this blog?  Maybe some brief background information about me would be good?...

  Well, I am a 32 year old, born and raised Calgarian ( Note the link for all of the kind American and British visitors!) and I am employed as a commercial insurance broker. ( Its pretty dry stuff...)   I am active in local politics and I am an active community volunteer.  I really do get a kick out of volunteering and helping others.  I must slow down with the pending addition as my wife is quickly becoming a "committee" widow!

I have been married to my wonderful wife Becky since July 2007, but we have been together since September 2002.   Becky is a rather private person and refuses to use Facebook or Twitter.  She is also an Elementary School teacher with a background in Grades 1-6.  We live in the deep south suburbs of Calgary, in a fairly new neighborhood.  As an added bonus, they are building a school right in front of my house as we speak!  This is great news for "Taddy"!

  I often find myself using slang/nicknames with respect to my wife and baby!  In order to avoid confusion, here is an explanation!

 Becky- aka  " Neeta "  or "Neets" ! Why?  It  started with the nickname "honey"...which moved to "Honey-ta" to just straight "Neeta". Sometimes, I even call her "Becks".  Don't laugh, I know I am weird.

 Baby..." Taddy"  as in " Taddy the Tadpole".  I started calling the baby "Tatiana the Tadpole" even before our 1st ultrasound. ( And before we knew the sex!)  This evolved into Taddy, which stuck.

Am I the only with crazy nicknames? 


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  1. Anna D (Admin) said...

    Congratulations Daddy-to-be! I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

    I think its wonderful when a daddy takes an active roll in their child, even before he/she is born...'Neeta' is a very lucky girl!

    Anna @ BloggerMommies

  2. The Bump Wear Project said...

    Our bump was called Malcolm - only by me - until we found out it was girl. Then it was just 'the bean' ;) original eh!

  3. CalgaryDaddy said...

    Thanks Anna & BumpWear. I Like the 'Bean" nickname...!

  4. humpsNbump said...

    It is not only completely normal to have a nickname for the lil tadpole, it is encouraged. :) When is your wife due? It would be great if you had a countdown on your blog. We're all cheering for you.

    ~ humps

  5. CalgaryDaddy said...

    thanks H&B! She is due on 12/31/2009! I will check out a countdown clock! Great Idea!

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