Unofficial Baby Milestones
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I remember watching my son sleep when he was a newborn. Those moments were precious and often happened only in the afternoon in the early days of my fatherhood. Those sleepless nights were full of frustration, exhaustion and time that seemed to slow to a crawl. In a way and for some odd reason I miss it a little.
We are all hanging out in the living room so mommy can sleep. #yawn A photo posted by Daddy’s Grounded (@daddysgrounded) on
Later on in the journey Mr. Dude did tummy time each day. He hated it. I think as a tiny several week old he wanted to have control of his body and hated not being able to move and go when and where he wanted. He was only happy when we held him. It was also a rare occurrence that we could hold him and sit down. That was was a real treat.
Father and son out at a #Cubs game. A photo posted by Daddy’s Grounded (@daddysgrounded) on
We took Mr. Dude to his first baseball game when we was only a few months old. He was no longer a stranger in our home by that point although he was one of the mostly silent types. You’d not know what was going on in his head until it was too much and there was an outburst of crying, laughing or a combination of both. Then he’d give a smile and all would be perfect in the world. Time would stop.
Mr. Dude didn’t have his first serious cough until recently. He developed it after our weekend trip to London, I think, in reaction to a post nasal drip thing that just wouldn’t stop. We used Little Remedies® Honey Cough Syrup to help him sleep at night and it made a world of difference. It provided simple, natural relief that soothed his coughs when he really needed it. I love Little Remedies® products because they believe that “less is more” and make each product with the fewest and most natural ingredients as possible without sacrificing the product’s effectiveness. Thier products do not contain any artificial flavors, artificial colors or alcohol and are created with the very specific needs of children in mind.
Mr Dude is growing up so fast now. He’s been to Europe, twice. He’s going to “school” every day now while I work. The kid can walk, talk and feed himself. He loves books and can sing along to the Friends theme song. He dances when I play music on my computer and he plays the “Drums” when we give him some pots and spoons in the dining room.The passage of time and how to we as humans view it is a complicated thing. It goes by so quickly and so slowly at the same time I just can’t figure it out. It makes me think of this quote from my wife’s favorite Doctor:
“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually — from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint — it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly… timey-wimey… stuff.”— The Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who, “Blink”
I now try to stop asking “Where did the time go?” and start asking “How was is spent?” If the answer is that it was spent with my family, friends or making the world a better place then it was well spent.