The Hound of the Wolf

For the strength of Pack is in the Wolf, and the strength of Wolf is in the Pack -Rudyard Kipling

Monday, January 03, 2011

Alisha is one month old

How time runs fast. It was just a month ago when we are hoping for a safe caesarian operation of my wife that eventually turned out to be one. Enjoying the presence of a newborn baby, the innocence and gentleness of our little kid is truly heartwarming. Just a month ago, Alisha would simply spend the whole doing four things: eat, sleep, cry and pee/pooh. From an unpredictable sleeping pattern, she became totally and soundly asleep from 5PM to 4AM, plays from 4AM to 7AM, eats and cries almost throughout the morning and sleeps again around lunch time.

But sometimes, adjustments from our part as parent are challenging and somehow grueling. Any first-time parent will surely have to go through this process unless there is an additional help from relatives or nanny. If our little kid can adjust to the changes, so should we. The fulfillment of child rearing outweighs the challenges.

After a month, Alisha can now turn her head sideways and on both sides, smile out of nowhere, making other sounds aside from crying, turn her body sideways, lie on her tummy and make longer eye contact. Our little girl is really growing at a pace more than I expected. Though people cannot stay as little babies forever, the memories of being a baby are worth keeping. I wish our Alisha stays as a little, gentle and innocent baby but it won't happened. Change is good nonetheless.