The sheer fact that it’s been nearly four months since Eli was born has left me stumped. How has the time gone that quickly? How has he been able to change in such a (seemingly) short amount of time? When I think through all the changes I’ve seen in him since May, I can’t wrap my head around the fact that he’s so much more advanced, and so much more a little boy than then tiny newborn I first met.
Life with Eli is an absolute joy, however. I don’t know whether I just don’t know enough babies, or have never had such close proximity to one before, but he’s so happy. He smiles and talks and laughs and giggles all of the time. Sure, he has times when he’s whingey and isn’t too interested in being happy, but those times are very very few. He greets me with a huge grin every time I see him, and generally grins all of his way from a feed straight after he wakes, through to when I put him down for a nap – he grins and talks to me and flaps his arms while I put him in his gro-bag and put him to bed.
He goes to work with me on Tuesday mornings. It started early on when Beth needed a little break, and has since just developed into a habit, partly on the insistence of those in the office. They love having him in there, and will come and steal him for cuddles, and take him for a wander around the office while I (somewhat foolishly) attempt to do a small amount of work. He’s not the best at actually sleeping when he’s in the office with me, but he’s helpful. I took him with me to meet with our web developers one morning, and he managed to swing them into giving me a bottle of champagne!
I realise while I’m writing this that I am just spouting new-father drivel, but I am completely enamoured with him. He is such a joy and delight that I can’t help but talk about him.
I’m working on content. I promise.
In the meanwhile, here’s a photo of our little boy.
So much needs to be said. So much has happened, which I’m sure most of you (if not all) are across already. So much is running through my mind right now.
Things are good. We’re all settling in at home, and enjoying life. Adjusting, but enjoying the journey. Our little man is as awesome as they come. We could not be more lucky, nor (dare I say it) blessed. He’s simply the greatest thing we’ve had the privilege of being a part of.
I will get my thoughts in order, in the short future. I will get some things written up, and get posting again. Life is good, and I want to share. For now, you’ll have to be content with this.
It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged anything of any form of worth, but there has been a semi-valid reason for it. Earlier today we finally let the good news out that Beth and I are expecting our first kid, due early May 2010. It’s something that has been brewing for not just the past 12 weeks, but for a few months prior as well. It’s been something that’s been taking up a fair bit of my headspace – yet it was something we decided early on to keep to ourselves.
It’s a life-changing thing we’re facing. Everything from this point onwards changes – our plans, decisions, actions all now include another life. I’m now responsible for another person; Beth and I now have the task of raising from scratch a new person. I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was daunting, but it’s oh-so-exciting at the same time. This is something I’ve wanted since around the time I came of responsible age, and now it’s finally here.
I’ve wanted to share things over the past several weeks, but haven’t as we kept things quiet. Now that things are out in the open, I’m hoping that it’ll be somewhat of a catalyst to get me writing and posting a bit more. Beth has a pregnancy journal that she writes things in each week, observations about herself, the baby, how everything is going. This may be something of my journal, a place for me to record things as they happen. And then, in May, to celebrate the new member of our family. I promise I’m not going to make an instantaneous transformation into a daddy-blogger. There’s still a lot of other things on my and our plates – work, photography, holidays, being an Aunty and Uncle in January, and house-mates to a set of twins in March to name a few. But with this being one of the biggest changes in my life, how can I not share about it?
I’m back. That much I know!