Thursday, March 10, 2011

Better Late Than Never

Okay, so I've been slacking hardcore. I haven't posted a blog entry since January 9th. I bet a few of you didn't even notice and a few others prob thought I was gone for good. Despite what anyone thought, I'm back, so let's get down to business.

Over the last 2 months (roughly) my little girl has grown like a weed. So much in fact that people have started calling her a chunky monkey! I have no problem with that as I've the belief that a chunky baby is a healthy baby (at least that's what my wife's convinced me to think). On top of that, she hasn't started crawling just yet, and when she does, that baby fat will disappear like the diaper rash that I eradicated last week.

If you haven't checked my previous blog entries, it might interest you to know that Ewa (sounds like Eva - Polish spelling) is now just over 2 months old. She is way more active and way more fun to play with.


At this point she can roll around a bit, smile, coo, and generally interacts with people a whole lot more than she did a couple of weeks ago. She has become quite the social butterfly, often spending long periods of time talking to what my wife calls her "friends"; in this case the hanging stuffed animals over her swing.

A couple of times a week, when she's unsettled and mom just needs a break, I take out my guitar and play for her while she sits in her swing. To my amazement, the first time I did this she started trying to sing along! I can't tell you how happy I was at that moment. Since then, I've been playing to her regularly. She continues to surprise me with new sounds almost every time.

So you see, Ewa's personality is shining through a little more each day. She has now figured out that there are plenty of things going on around her that don't involve mom and dad. This has led to a series of interesting reactions on her part. Stubbornness has started to show. She'll occasionally ignore me when I look at her, looking away if I catch her glance. It's pretty hilarious.

She's also quite the charmer in other respects; fearless when it comes to hanging out with strangers and people she's not familiar with. This, in my opinion, is a good thing. She's becoming more and more independent every day.

What's it been like so far? Well I can tell you, it's been all sunshine and roses! I have to give credit to Ewa's mother who has spent many waking nights soothing her as I sleep (or try to) in anticipation of the next work day. Furthermore, her caring mother takes great pride in the time they spend together, which in itself keeps Ewa content and is an invaluable part of her development.

At the end of each day I come home to my family, happily knowing that all is well and life is grand. If you're still uncertain about having children, I would urge you to think again. It's better than any career opportunity you're working toward. It's the opportunity to see life at it's most precious state, and you have full control over much of the outcome. Don't get me wrong, parenting has its difficulties but those difficulties seem to be forgotten with but a smile or a coo from the little girl or boy you will patiently bring into this world.

2 comments:

  1. Glad to hear it's all going well, bro :) Look forward to more stories of the awesomeness with you and your family!

    Maybe I'll even be able to hear some of them firsthand if I can get my act together to play some Ultimate in July when I'm done with all this wedding stuff ;)

    All the best, buddy!

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  2. Thanks for the comment Doomz.

    FYI, I was looking at the stats for this blog and saw that a lot of the referrals come from your blog. So, thanks for that too.

    Looking forward to the summer. Keep the wedding planning to a minimum if you can, I'm sure your future wife will take good care of things!

    Take care bro!

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