I’m so full
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Feeling rather nostalgic today, and wanted to post a little bit about the past 11 months and how that have flown by. This picture was taken about 10 months ago, when Kai was just 4 weeks old. Hard to believe he has turned into such a rockstar, so quick.
Becoming a parent has been the most difficult and rewarding thing I have ever done yet (and probably will ever do). Aya and I know we are still rather young, and there is a lot we need to learn yet, but getting to where we are now, would have been impossible had it not been for everyones loving assistance.
Honestly I think we have bought 3 pieces of clothing for Kai, and yet we have more clothes than we know what to do with. Presents and toys are one thing, but kind words and strong friendships is another thing entirely. These are the real gifts that we have received, so for all that was done we would like to say, “Domo Arigato Gozaimus.” As for the Kai man, he would gladly offer you some of his mashed potatoes if you were here.
So how has my life changed you ask? Well in more ways that one. I can still feel all the emotions, remember all the conversations and even taste some of the foods from the first week Kai graced us with his presence. I’m not sure if you remember, but Aya and I were set up in a little tiny room in the hospital for one week, with only enough space for about 4 people to stand comfortably (to give you an idea about how small it really was.) I was sleeping on the tiny cot, while Aya was resting in her nice queen size bed; believe me, the thought of saying peep never even crossed my mind.
Those first days with Kai will always be cherished by me and Aya. It was so exciting finally see him and relieving to know that he was alright. He actually looked a lot like what we had pictured: the cutest kid in the world. Everyday we noticed something new; he had daddy’s eyes and mommy’s ears, but hey where did those big feet come from? He didn’t mind playing, and he usually didn’t cry. Its hard to describe how life changing it all was (especially that 30hr labor) and now when we look back on the memories, we almost can’t believe it happened.
We were truly blessed and finally realized how our parents felt some twenty years ago. It pretty amazing how the whole circle of life process works, but to hold your own child can only be described as heavenly.