Dad for a year

My twins, known online as Smidge and Smudge, have just reached their first birthday, which means I’ve been a father for a year.

It’s been a relatively quick year, due to the twins having spent the first three months in hospital, but overall it’s been a good one. They’ve come through all the setbacks they suffered due to being extremely premature, and despite being low weight, they are progressing well.

The next year with them will be difficult, as I’ll be the stay at home Dad while Katie goes back to work for three days a week for now, going up to five days once the company workload increases.

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Gary Jones

Gary Jones is a UK-based WordPress Engineer, code consultant, and father of extremely premature twins. Driven by a passion for excellence, he creates elegant WordPress plugins and theme solutions for clients, and provides services, including code audits, for other designers and developers. Gary is a key contributor to the Genesis Framework and has contributed to all except one major branch of WordPress Core since 3.3. He has contributed to many open source projects in the community, and is a co-host on the UK Genesis podcast. A former teacher in schools and prisons, Gary's goal is to educate WordPress professionals on how they can improve their code. His motto is knowledge is power.