Dan: At first month party
So we went to a chalet over the weekend and invited like a lot of friends & relatives along. It was a chance for everybody to meet Baby and for Baby to meet everybody. One shot "pau ka liao". ^__^
Baby slept through most of it, while hordes of people took turns to tip toe in and out of his well-protected-from-mosquitoes room (a la mosquito patches, repellant, coil & electric mortein plug-in) to stare stare and poke poke. He even woke up towards the evening & we got to show people how he looks like awake, and even, in his nerdy pants! Love those nerdy pants. They make me laugh so much.
Love them nerdy pants! :)
The outing was a chance for me to reflect on how life has changed. As Husband quipped recently, sometimes it still feels like a really long babysitting session. We keep thinking, "When are the parents coming back?" Then we remember, "Oh yea, we are the parents. Ha." Most of the time, Daniel has been a cinch to take care of - he recently started sleeping through the night, which is like a miracle of God, and I was near tears on bended knee thanking God and saying Hallelujah the whole day that day! But even though God has blessed us with a "non-fussy" child, life with a Baby is unmistakably, irrevocably and undeniably DIFFERENT from before. There is no turning back. There is no return address. Life will never be the same. Ever.
I think Husband & I still need some time to get used to that. It's adjusting to the small things - like how leaving the house requires us to pack an extra bag of stuff along & we need an extra 15-20 mins to strap him to his infant car seat - and also, adjusting to the big things - like how holidays overseas may never be the same with Daniel around. I really pray that we will begin to enjoy parenthood more than mourn it or begrudge it. Sometimes, our selfish instincts bewail, "I want my carefree life back!" but I pray that there will always be a still small voice that will prevail - parenthood is a privilege & blessing from God. We should not take it lightly. Do pray for us, thanks.
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