I feel kind of bad cause in my last entry I didn’t mention Lukas. Thanks to Patti aka Mom2Morgy to mention that (see comments under previous entry if you’re wondering who the heck Patti is). So after feeling like I’m a horrible husband for missing Lis’ appointment, I now feel like a horrible father cause I didn’t mention my wonderful son in my entry. Okay so I don’t really feel like a horrible husband or father, but I do feel like I should write about Lukas.
I’m currently reading The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year by Armin Brott. It’s a great book for new fathers as every chapter touches on a month of your child’s life. As I read month-by-month I try to compare what he’s saying to how Lukas is doing. Well around month 6 he mentioned that your baby should be looking like he’s going to crawl. I looked at Lukas, laying on his tummy, and thought…uh…my son doesn’t do that.
Month 7 he said that your baby should be getting ready to crawl or would’ve begun crawling. Again, I look at Lukas doing a steamroll from one side of the living room to the other. I read on…Month 8 he should be up and around and driving you crazy cause he’s in constant motion. Again, I look at Lukas, asking me to hold his hand so he can walk around. There was no crawling in sight.
What was wrong with him? As a father you begin to wonder, am I doing something wrong? Is he a slow developer? What’s going on? He’s not going according to book.
Finally, this past week, Lukas got up on all fours. It was the start of something special. He began to move a little then flopped down. C’mon buddy! He then got up and slowly began to scoot across the floor. He sort of crawled at first actually more like a limped crawl as only one leg was in motion, the other was used to allow him to sit down and rest. He was in motion though and I was very happy.
Then a couple days ago he was up on all fours and crawling. He still is smoothing things out a bit with his legs but it’s awesome. I’m so proud of him and it’s fun to watch. Man, he’s growing so fast! People say, “You don’t want him to crawl cause then you’ll be busy all the time, and having to watch him all the time.” I saw phooey! I love watching him. I love seeing him change. From learning to roll over, to sleeping on his tummy, to figuring out what his hands are, eating solid foods, growing teeth (and boy does he have some big upper teeth, just adding to his character), crawling and now picking himself up on his own. It’s been the most awesome experience of my life. I look forward to going home just so I can watch him crawl. I don’t mind watching him all the time, it’s entertaining, and part of having a son.
Just a quick note, cause when I think of these times in my life I begin to think of the guys out there who didn’t want to be a part of their child’s life. Watching a child grow, loving a child, having them be so dependent on you, is the best thing in your life. Too bad you missed it.
Okay, sorry…so Lukas is moving and entertaining us and Lis and I are enjoying life in the best way that we can. Thank God for Lukas, if he wasn’t here Lis and I would probably be depressed and our World would be even more screwed up. Instead we have this little guy that brings us so much joy in our life that we sometimes forget about what Lis is dealing with. And that’s a good thing.