Wow, this stuff moves fast.
Only 8 short weeks ago today he was born and as March Madness has taken on a whole new meaning, I can’t imagine my life without him. I feel like I’m going to make a sandwich and turn around to find him backing out of the driveway in my car.
So what have I learned as a father? Well,
- I’ve learned that hiccups get in the way of a good wail
- I’ve learned how to hold a bottle, sort of.
- I’ve learned that Nuks are like treats to the dog.
- I've learned some new words to replace bad words.
- I’ve learned to appreciate naps regardless of length or location.
- I’ve learned that parenting is much harder than anything I have ever done.
- I've learned that it's worth every second....most seconds....it's worth it.
- I’ve learned that there were feelings inside of me that I had no idea existed.
- I've learned that I never get tired of watching him yawn.
- I’ve learned to change a diaper blindfolded in the dark like a boss.
- I’ve learned that pee does not burn the skin
- I’ve learned that my parents were right.
- I've learned that infant hands are like little rooster claws.
- I’ve learned that the sound of a breast pump can lull me to sleep.
- I’ve learned that the sound of his breathing takes my breath away
- I’ve learned that I like the zippers way more than the buttons
- I've learned that I am parent material, which is good because he didn't really have a choice.
- I’ve learned that my son is much tougher than I expected, not that I’ve dropped him or anything.
These are just a few of the things I have learned at the early stage in my son’s life, and I’m sure both he and I will be leaning many, many, more things together. But for now, I am content to hold my little guy in my arms while I still can.