Last night was one of the most rewarding moments I have ever had bringing our little one home for the very first time.
I think that Jodeyne and I have never had emotion like that when we said good bye to all the wonderful ladies and gents that took care of Jodeyne, Signey and I over the past week. Having been to the Doc’s a few times and a couple of trips to the hospital, and a few early labor calls starting a week ago I had no idea of all the cool things that I was going to learn. OMG! I feel like I am back at training camp but for a whole new world.
People have said to Jodeyne and I for months and months that she is going to change our world. Well they are right, and she has made me smile ever since I saw her coming out of mommas belly.
I can’t wait till we start to show her our world which started at about 2 pm yesterday when we were all packed up and ready to walk through the main entrance doors to the hospital where we first walked in. You know it is really funny because I like to look at the world in different ways than the normal person. For instance I look at the entrances to buildings as an exit to the world we know deeply. To me it signifies freedom, and peace of mind. Nature is out there as well and it is ever so changing which to me is exciting to experience. In fact when we walked out of those doors there were snow clouds in the air and Signey got to take her very first breath of fresh cool Canadian air.
Looking around the area with curiosity we walked out of the hospital as a family of three. I believe that making a baby is a miracle that we all should cherish and be thankful for. I believe in Spirituality so much I just new in my heart that my Angels were going to bond happily as one together. I sat with Jodeyne in the hospital the other day with Signey in my arms and she started to have tears in her eyes. I looked at her and had a large croc tear come down my cheek, I said to Jodeyne I am so happy inside, and it is a different feeling unlike anything else I have felt. The closest thing that compares to it was my connection and relationship with my dog Grizzly. I think the fact is when I grew up I learnt to share things with others, but I was on my own a lot because my family was much older than me. Yet this is the very first time I have ever experienced a feeling of togetherness like this with another. We created a human being all made from love. Now to me this is the most life changing feeling that I have ever had. For the people that know me, I love people but this relationship tops it all. I find myself staying beside Jodeyne and changing diapers as an honor, not a chore (even though I went to the army surplus for my gas mask and hazmat suit). It’s funny that I get all her stuff changed and she quiets down and then when I swaddle her she become this ever so peaceful little girl like her momma (in theory). Maybe it could be that one day I will be the next Santa Claus and that will be okay for me because I have a lot of white hairs coming in these days. Since I had a girl I am sure that they will come much faster too. But honestly this moment in our life is going to be great, and it has come at the best time. We have lived a long journey together as one, and now we get to share an adventure in this world together as three, plus loads of toys! FYI, I love toys and train sets!
When we got Signey home to see her Grandparents Barb and Wayne she was met by Fritz the coolest softest little schnauzer that we know. Fritz was so gentle with her and then finally Grandpa got to get her into his arms. Wow what a great moment! I think that having loving Grandparents is one of the greatest gifts a child could have. I remember the bond I had with my Grandpa Wiesler and still till this day I have such fond memories with him. I can remember many of the important things he taught me about gardening and tools and dies, and how to make German Potato Pancakes, Rice Crispy Treats and his awesome Oatmeal Cookies too. He was so kind to me and took the time making sure that I knew what I was doing safely. The great thing for Signey is that she has her Grandma-a-a-a-a-a-a-a (inside joke here) Higgins too whom I love so much. She is all set and last night we were in Signey Training mode because it is a big change in our lives. We are so use to coming and going quickly all over the world, but now I feel like I we are going to be on Island Time a bit more. But last night at about 1:30 the Wee-One was in tears, with a huge black poop that I cleaned not once but 4 times last night, and there was this one kind moment because Grandma-a-a-a-a-a Barb came in to check in on us. You have to understand because this lady has some of the greatest experience you could ever ask for. Having Jodeyne, and then the twins she had a big task with it all. So when Barb speaks about taking care of the babies I am a lllll ears. She knows her stuff, but better yet like Jodeyne she is so kind hearted. Signey is Super lucky let me tell you.
In just a few hours we will be off to the city for the first time and Signey will get to meet Granny Rice! Yup this is the lady that will fashion Signey all the way with my Aunt Cheryl! LOL! OMG! I think I am going to build a new consignment business on the side of Serenity Photo with my mom. Come take pictures with your baby with us and you and your family and please can get all dolled up. If you see anything it our store buy it, or consign it with Granny Rice who knows how to clothes your baby. I cannot wait to get Signey there to meet her for the first time. All these years we have had only 4 boys in our family, and then 4 nephews/ grandkids. Finally my mother says that I had my shoes on the right side of the bed having a girl. I said to my mom, “The shoes we’re at the Door on that Snowy Night not by the bed”, and then she smiled!
To end this note, I happily enjoy reporting to all of you around the world that this journey is beginning healthy and happy. It is moments like these that make life worth living for. Enjoy your day and I hope that you have your Halloween Costumes all ready for next week. Time to go be a Dad.