November 2011

The 5pr46u3s | what week is it again?

I have lost all track of time while staring into these eyes.


*Disclaimer for Future Babysitters:*  The force is indeed strong with this one!  DO NOT judge her by her size and make the same mistake I did.  You don’t want to feel the wrath of her flying force kick to the face.  It is not as cute as it looks.

On Life:

So I won’t lie, these last couple weeks have been slightly challenging.  Kate and I are still getting used to life with our permanent 3rd wheel.  Although she is an adoribonkulously awesome third wheel if I do say so myself.  We could not ask for a more perfect child… I mean I would go into details but I am afraid that it would only make other parents angry, so I will spare you.


Do know how people always tell you, “just  wait, EVERYTHING is going to change once that baby arrives.”   I disagree.  To be honest I don’t feel different at all, and neither does Kate.    We are still just us.  Profound right?  There has been no big transformation.  Life has definitely changed but it was a gradual change.  Subtle.  Change stealthily crept upon us and never told us when it had arrived.

It seamlessly changed us from who we once were to who we are now.  And so, I forgot…

…we are never alone anymore.  It’s not like the past when it was only us.  We woke up by ourselves, we went to bed by ourselves.  We traveled through life with only each other.  And it was easy.  Simple.  Now, we need to actively find time to spend together by ourselves.  Everyone was right. Everything has changed.  It just happens so slowly that you don’t notice.   Every second from the day we found out Kate was pregnant seemed the same as the last.  But they aren’t.  They are different, infinitesimally so, but different none the less.  You have to look farther back.  To that second before you found out.  When I compare that second to this current one… the difference is as profound as a hit to the stomach that knocks all of the wind out.

The moral of the story?  An obvious one.  Find time to spend together… alone.  Regardless of how perfectly cute your child is, do not fall victim to her Jedi mind tricks.  Go on dates.  If you can’t get a babysitter, when the kid goes to sleep watch a favorite movie or tv show.  Or just make a nice dinner together.  Like I said, it’s obvious, but somehow even the obvious is easy to miss when you are a new parent.

That is all.


Thanks for looking,

daniel. kate. addison.


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  • MumandDad

    November 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Okay…When can Gumpy and Grammie Babysit???????? Love you and the Pixs….MUM/Grammie

  • Gump

    November 9, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I’ll second that request!!! = : ]

  • Julie

    December 2, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I have really beautiful memories of how close my husband and I were during the first couple of months after our daughter was born.  Sure, there were suddenly three of us but it was easy to spend tons of time together because Lucy was a baby.  She didn’t move very much then!

    I think the change (and the challenges that come with it) is gradual and that is such a good thing.  It gives you time to ease into it and adapt.  It sounds like you have a really good grasp on what is important!  Happy parents make a happy baby. 

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