So, my female infant human being, turned 1 year old the other day.
Over the last 12 months, I have only dropped her a couple times, only stepped on her hand and foot once each and only kicked her in the head once also.
Every week, she comes home with a new disease from daycare, to share with the family and the former pathogen resistant Iron Curtis, is no longer pathogen resistant, thanks to averaging only 3.5hrs sleep per night the last 6 months and now contracts every disease he comes in contact with.
Working 7 days/week and continuing to try and work just as many PT sessions at the gym, either side of my 9-5 baby sitting duties, 3 days a week, is definitely taking a toll on my well being.
I actually feel fine(I think..), but things just aren't what they use to be.
Even tho I always had the innate desire to reproduce, being a father does not come naturally to me. It is definitely something I really need to try and concentrate on and do the right things, every day.
Lock me in a room and tell me all I can do is eat/train/sleep and that is what I'm most comfortable doing. Bodybuilding was easy for me. Nothing felt more natural than committing 100% of my focus to my bodybuilding. I didn't give a shit what was going on around me, nothing had to effect the way I ate, trained or slept. I wouldn't let it. Being selfish was easy.
Priorities change tho and I cannot give myself the option of choosing my own selfish desires, over the needs and well being of my offspring.
I was so grateful for the gift of a healthy, little baby that was birthed into this world, 12 months ago. I am so grateful now, that everytime I walk into the room, I am greeted with a smile, from the cutest little thing I have ever known. Always happy to see me... even after being kicked in the head (It was actually an accident). Like anything, fatherhood has it's positives and negatives. Nothing worth working for is ever smooth sailing 100% of the time, but getting to spend time with your daughter and to watch your own flesh and blood, grow and develop, makes It all worth the while.
Happy first birthday, Ilya Jane Curtis. ^_^
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