A fatherhood update.
Yes, it is 01.30 in the morning. I have just finished feeding and changing little Will and after burping him and then getting him to sleep, I figured I would jot a few lines on the experience of being a father so far.
Every moment is an amazing one. It is amazing to watch my Wife and Son bond. It is amazing to watch what Will does as he struggles to look around and find me when I am talking. My folks are here at the moment and they are amazed that the little fella responds to my voice and tracks my movements with his eyes. I do not know the ins and outs of child development and hence do not know if this is normal behaviour in a 10-day-old.
It is fun learning and understanding what certain movements or sounds mean. These are important lessons as they are likely to save you from getting shot in the face with a warm stream of pee as you open up the nappy to make a change. I have to say that this was a lesson learned the hard way. I am still not convinced that there is any medicinal benefit in drinking pee. I once read somewhere that Demi Moore used to drink her own pee. Maybe she can drop by and leave me an explanation as to the benefits.
Will seems to be such a wise young soul. His facial expressions are those of a much older kid and his eyes seem to always be searching and asking the piercing questions of life. Then again perhaps this is just my fatherly bias :D
He is a good kid. Definitely not a yeller, screamer, or crier. He has already mastered the art of getting a cuddle (pulling a face and holding his breath till his face goes a little red like as though he is going to cry gets people running from all directions).
The first 10 days of fatherhood have been fun. I am tired because of not enough sleep. I am sure the Wife is even more tired than I. Hence the need for a system of shifts or rostered response obligations.
To all of you who have passed on their good wishes and blessings, thank you! For all of those of you who have provided advice and suggestions, thank you! For those of you who have just simply said, "enjoy it!", thank you too.
Good week to all!