HAPPY BIRTHDAY TREY!
Well my friends, what a year it has been. I know everyone says it, but this last year has been the biggest adjustment I have ever gone through. Bringing a child into the world changes you on a deep emotional level that you never knew was able to or available to be adjusted.
This change is mostly due to being exhausted, overworked, trial and error and loving something that wasn’t there before. As a new parent, I say to myself “this worked yesterday, why isn’t it working today” or “he loves this toy, why is he crying?”. Constantly adjusting to what works. When you come out the other side you are changed. Happy and better off for the change, but changed nonetheless.
This is what life is though. Life changes, and I welcome any change that comes with this life. But I can’t welcome it alone. A HUGE Happy Birthday to Samantha. If I didn’t have my incredible wife there to help and take the reigns when I was utterly failing as a dad I don’t know where I would be (did you know kids can’t play with plastic bags?? Who knew). She is my rock and now she is Treys rock. So that’s a pretty damn big rock, and I don’t know how she does it. Our marriage is stronger and better than it has ever been because of our mutual bond with Trey. I can’t wait for this journey to continue.
Mainly when he’s old enough to mow the lawn! Haha
Trey was not an easy baby. We hit ALL the textbook keywords; Bad Colic, refused breast milk, would not nap, 18 pounds by 5 months, teething at 3 months. Like honestly, it was impossible. He was SO worth it though. The laughs, the smiles, the inquisitiveness is so inspiring to watch and those make it all the more rewarding and carries me through the next fussy or cranky Trey.
Ok I may be laying it on a little thick, and I know all parents will have similar sentiments, but the future is just so exciting and I can’t wait to see it.
Thank you to everyone that has helped us over our hurdles; bringing food, letting us vent, visiting, and just being great people! Too many to list, you know who you are!
From the numerous baby books we’ve read (Sam read then told me about) we are through the worst of it (except when he’s 2, a teenager, etc, etc) now, we look forward to Trey’s life. We have an upcoming move in July so this will be our next hurdle as a family and our next change…
See what I did there?
Happy Birthday my little buddy! You deserve all the cake!
ps, apologies for spelling and grammitical error. It was late when I typed this.