Note to Elijah
May 19, 2013Dear Elijah,
There aren’t words which can describe what it feels like to wake up to your smiling face every morning
and to watch you drift off to sleep every night. The closest would be joy. It has been such a huge joybeing your father, and you are only 3 months old.
I love everything about you, but lately I’ve loved how focussed you are on me when I’m changing your
diaper. I dance, I sing, and I play quick games, and all the time you look at me with those big eyes. Iknow that you probably would pay as much attention if I recited the Google Terms of Service, but you
probably wouldn’t smile as big.
Since you were born, I’ve recalled so many little th
ings that I used to do when your brother and sister
were still babies. Like sing TV theme songs, tell stories I’ve made up off the spot, or help you do themoves for the “Hokey Pokey.” I have also invented new activities such as “the tickler,” which is re
allymy finger which I slowly bring down onto your belly until it is tickling you, and the Star Trek tricorder I
keep near the changing table in case I need to “scan for poopies.”
Recent Baby Adventures
This weekend, Josh and I took you with me to the Girl
s on the Run 5K race. It wasn’t my first choice, but
as it turned out you stayed calm enough (or slept) that I was able to photograph the entire eventwithout any issues. Your brother was also a great help with keeping an eye on you when I needed tofocus on taking photos. We ran from the stadium to Main street, and then back to the stadium so that I
could take photos of runners at different points in the race. I don’t think I’ve ever pushed a stroller as
fast as I did on Saturday morning.
Shades of the Future