Monday, November 24, 2008

Jericho is being a baby.

OK, so being a parent of a new born is pretty hard sometimes. Jericho has been having a bit of trouble going to sleep at night. He eats right before we go to bed and looks like he's going to fall asleep and then, "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh..." I joke and say, "Why are you being such a baby?" The obvious answer: Because he IS a baby.

But seriously, it's been a great experience so far and I look forward to the future with my little family. When I came home from work today, Brynn and Jericho were in our bed playing and talking--well on the level of a 3 week old. When I talked to him, I swear he smiled; Or at least, he tried to. I'm pretty sure at least. I mean, I realize that sometimes babies just look like they're smiling when really they just have gas. But I really think he was trying to contort his face into a smile to match mine. And, what's more rewarding than when your kid cuddles with you while you're both falling asleep in front of the TV, late at night--or anytime for that matter. I love that part of being a dad.

I know that these last 3 weeks have been so tough on Brynn. She probably gets like 2 hours of sleep at night--so she can't even get into the good, deep sleep her body so severely lacks. Luckily, she's started pumping a bit of milk and Jericho is fine to eat from the bottle. So, soon he can bottle feed all night and she can sleep. I wish I could help her more. How do moms do it, really? Anyway, my wife is amazing. I love her more than anything and my feelings for her have only intensified since adding Jericho to our mix. We don't live in a mansion, I don't have a million bucks, my f-ing work van won't start right now and my hair gets thinner every year. But I'm living the dream.

To Brynn and Jericho, what more can I say? I love you both.


Brynn said...

Oh honey you are an amazing husband and father. We are so lucky to have you. We love you more than anything!!

Kari said...

I think babies smile more than people give them credit for, that's my view anyway. I'm glad to hear that you are making it through the hard times and focusing on the good ones. That's pretty much the best you can do. I have no idea how new parents survive on the amount of sleep they get. Looking back I don't know how I did it, but I know I wouldn't change it if it meant giving up any of that precious time I had with my little guy. Good luck with everything, including your van. Car problems are one of my least favorite things to deal with.

Payton said...

Oh, he's so sweet =)
You're lucky to have an amazing wife and, judging from Brynn's comment, they're very fortunate to have you.

Gah, baby-fever here =)

Marissa said...

What a sweet post. You are a good dad and are going to get even better as time goes by.