03 December 2008

Fatherhood 1

As those who read the all over the place postings that I make on this blog of mine will be aware that the Kid, William Alun Baiton (AKA Will) was born this past Friday at 07.35. We are blessed to have Will healthy and with all the necessary vital parts in the places they are meant to be.

The first couple of days through to Sunday were tiring as I was sleeping on the floor of the hospital. However, we were only getting hour long sessions or so with Will at certain times of the day.

We, as a happy family, were able to head home on Sunday and so we did. Some of you have been gracious in your comments in welcoming us to the "no sleep zone", thanks!

Hopefully, we can get Will's sleep clock in sync with ours and that this will happen sooner rather than later. The little fella is a pretty good sleeper during the day. He comes into his own in the wee hours (I now know why it is called the wee hours) and is a voracious drinker / feeder of the good stuff! I have know sleep deprivation in the past but not like this.

Since moving to Indonesia I have become a solid sleeper in terms of being able to sleep through just about anything and any circumstances. However, this has meant that I am sleeping a lot lighter than I usually allow myself as I am sleeping with a view to hearing even the slightest murmur out of Will.

Nevertheless, when all things are considered, I would have it no other way! I am loving the being a father thing and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.

The fun and games have begun.

I will post more pictures later!

12 comments:

Ben said...

Congratulations to the happy parents, from all of us here at IA.

And a personal message to you Rob, from me who have gone through raising 2 boys:
It's all downhill from here, mate!
:))

Ben

Rob Baiton said...

Ben...

Thanks for the congrats and thanks for the tip on where things are headed from here ;)

GJ said...

Rob you could sleep through fire, earthquake even war but now the slightest grumble will have you springing to your feet. Enjoy it is the start of the best part of your life!!!!!

GJ

PS after 4 or 5 I think you will get back to your old style sleeping Haha!!

Rob Baiton said...

GJ...

That would be 4 or 5 kids, right?

santi d said...

Just wanna share. Did you try to wake him up after 3 hours each time? you know those waking-up, drinking, pooping and sleeping rhythm? It will solve the day-night confusion pretty fast.

treespotter said...

simply calculating by the law of average, your number of blog posts have now gone down to a more human level.

I am now perfectly able to keep up with you. except that i don't since you've a Kid and i've a Pup.

uh... always one step behind. Good luck with the new sleep cycle :)

therry said...

Still have time to blog, yes? No worries, then :)

anggara said...

selamat ya pak Rob

Rob Baiton said...

Santi...

What you suggest is the current plan of attack :D

Treespotter...

Yep. I guess my focus is currently elsewhere ;)

Therry...

Yes. But a lot less time!

Anggara...

Thanks!

Toni said...

Congrats Rob,
I've been there too and it was lot of fun for sure apart from sleep deprivation.
I miss those days ... enjoy your fatherhood.

Rob Baiton said...

Toni...

So far, I am!

tere616 said...

Wow, what a nice lil fella.

When my first at your son's age, I have the day-night problem with her.

Love to have his pict again and like GJ's said, enjoy is the best part of your life.

Enjoy these beautiful moments because it won't be back :-)