A simple update

I am a parent.

Holy shit.

The craziest part of all this is how natural and normal it seems.  It’s like “of course I have a baby, duh!”

So far things have been easier than I made them in my head.  Not that they’ve been easy.  I am tired AF and there are times when she just cries her little head off and I get overwhelmed, but for the most part figuring out why she’s crying is solved by a diaper change or a feeding.

Things are good in the Aid household.  The wife and baby (and dog and cat) are currently sleeping while caffeinated Mason stays up to get some writing done.  I tend to get more sleep at night than the wife does now though.  Especially now that Squish settles down after feedings more easily.

Being a parent is a beautiful thing.  And I know it will only get harder (in different ways) from here.  This is a journey and I am working to enjoy the experience.  I am coveting the time I get with her now while I’m at home before I go back to work (4 weeks is NOT very long in the grand scheme of things.  I cherish the moments she lays on my chests and sleeps.  The cuddle time, the sheer dependence.  I may have cried yesterday because I realized she is a week old, which means I only have three more weeks exclusively at home with her.

She sleeps with her hands raised over her head, as though signaling a touchdown.  It is the cutest thing.  And her cheeks are so so squishy and perfect and she is amazing.  My heart is bigger than I ever thought it could be and I am in awe of this beautiful person my wife created.

We are bigger than just ourselves.  There is more to this world than us.  Make a change.  Do something kind.  These little things change the world.