Chantelle presented me with this Pajama Diaries cartoon from the paper yesterday, with a broad smile on her face. I took one look and enjoyed an instant giggle. This particular conversation has happened more than once in this household already – more often than not, Daddy just has that magic touch…
…much to the chagrin of Mommy of course! :)
Truly, it is tough being a Dad. You never know just how much you need to do right and how much you need to get hopelessly wrong! :P
Okay, so little Jessica is still no where near being able to crawl on her own – but that doesn’t mean that Daddy can’t have fun for her during her daily pillow tummy time! :)
Random photos featuring bath time, daddy, and the after effects of eating butternut when you are still a baby.
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Over the last while, saying that Jessica has been a bit niggly over some of the warm Summer evenings we have endured thus far would be a bit of an understatement, as for some or other reason she has taken to crying out aloud for no discernible reason whatsoever*, with us having ruled out hunger, wet nappy, tummy cramps etc. Even holding her is no cure for her cries, and so of course this quickly becomes quite irritating to deal with, particularly after you arrive back home, depleted from an hour long commute and a hard day’s worth of work at the office.
And as we all know, the more irritable we get, the less loving we are, which is not a position any parent enjoys finding themselves in.
But then I think of these photos below and well, am forced to remember that the flip side holds true as well – sometimes Baby becomes quite irritated with Daddy too! :)
*Well, it could simply be the heat, but that doesn’t explain then why she is as good as gold during the day. And it can’t be the dark, because this occurs even when all the lights are on. Oh, and it can’t be increased noise levels from the television, because that too is on for most of the days.
Figuring out baby talk is scientific work I tell you!
So for any of you who have not yet been informed (telephone account is going to be high this month!), Chantelle and I are delighted to announce that we are indeed four weeks pregnant, with the blood test having confirmed all this on Wednesday 13 May 2010.
(Wow, nice turnaround time PathCare!)
As I’ve mentioned before, we literally started trying for a child a month ago, meaning that no matter what happens from now henceforth, at least Chantelle and I now know that conceiving is simply no hassle for awesome people such as ourselves, which of course bodes well when we start planning for the second (and last) addition to our family later on in life – hey, got to get this first one out of the way first – unless it’s twins of course – which I’m rooting for by the way! :P)
Even better news than us being pregnant is that so far everyone is proving to be very supportive, from work to family and friends, which is a great relief for us. As Chantelle’s boss Louise says, “the timing couldn’t be any worse (the guest house’s busiest period is in January), but never mind that, we’re so happy for you!”.
Of course, with a whole heap of our friends circle being currently pregnant or having just given birth, it really is going to be a great time all around and something that I’m sure is going to knit our little circles that much tighter in the long run.
So in short, I’m happy. Very, very happy.
(Overjoyed I would go as far as saying. Even chuffed with myself if I must.)
And as far as Chantelle feels about the whole matter, well you guys can guess how she’s doing (but it won’t be a very hard guess, I assure you.)
Besides, now she really DOES have a legitimate reason to boss me around! ;)