Monday, September 05, 2011
I want to remember this forever
So this evening, we were coming back from our walk and the lift filled up with a young mum with a 5-6 year old boy and one other gentleman. The little boy and his mother got off first and then it was our floor. As we were leaving, the gentleman says, I'm going to be a new dad soon. So we congratulated him and I told him, it's a life changing experience. You'll be more tired than you can imagine, but you'll also have the most amazing experiences ever.
That's really what it's been like for me. I'm more exhausted that I ever thought I'd be, constantly rubbing Sensor on my back and my wrists, complaining of a myriad collection of aches and pains, but despite it all, it's be best experience ever.
This is the second time that I've felt it so strongly, that I can ease her pain just by holding her. When she used to cry constantly when I put her down for about 2-3 days just after she turned 1, I thought she's just throwing a tantrum. I thought, I have to discipline her, I can't give in to all her cries. But it turned out that she was teething and had an upset tummy for which she was taking meds, but they weren't helping. So she had a genuine problem.
How is it possible to ease physical pain just by holding a child? But it's true. Children are comforted just by being held or even if you're just sitting there, right next to them. Elisha was teething and for her just my holding her or comforting her was medicine enough. The past few days it's been happening again. I'm in awe. I still look at her and get all guey.
I want to remember these moments forever.