As I write this post I can’t believe that it has been 6 months since I last made a post. A lot has happened over the last 6 months that I can’t even cover in a post. What I can do is talk about my first year as a father to Ian.
That’s right…today is Ian’s first birthday. One year ago today at 8:58am our little man entered the world screaming. He came out fighting and has been going strong ever since. I would be lying if I said it was 100% rainbows and unicorns. Of course this first year has led to sleepless nights and frustrations but I can tell you that looking back those sleepless nights were actually sleepovers with me and Ian in that recliner that was a hand-me-down from his big brother Lukas. All of those frustrations turned into tickles and laughs. All those cries have turned into comforting moments that I am sure someday will fade into memory. But today they are fresh on my mind and I have loved every one of them.
Fatherhood has been both exactly like I had dreamed it would be AND nothing like I ever would have expected. I am amazed at how much happens in the first year of a person’s life. From discovering the world he lives in, to tasting things for the first time, to teeth, crawling, laughing, chasing the dog…everything is new and exciting and I get to live them through Ian’s eyes.
So happy birthday to our little man…Ian. You have made the last year as exciting as any I have ever had and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!