Having a kiddo is so much cooler than I expected. Sure, he eats, sleeps, poops and cries during like 22 hours a day, and the remaining 2 hours are spread out into short bursts of being awake and happy. But he's so cute, and just brings joy to my life! I can't really get over how happy he makes me.
We went to Disneyland yesterday for the first time for Scott. It was equally fun and hard. He seemed to really enjoy the rides. We went on Small World Holiday, Haunted Mansion Holiday and Pirates of the Caribbean. We also watched the fireworks. The hardest part was just navigating through the crowds with the stroller and needing so much stuff. I'll bring less stuff next time, now that I know that half a dozen diapers are good and I don't really need to bring a ton of breast milk. In fact, I'd probably just give him formula next time, since it doesn't require refrigeration and a bit of formula now and again isn't an issue. And really, he might be eating solid foods the next time we go.
In any case, I'm thinking I will only go back to work if I can work some of my half time from home. I do a lot of editing reports and technical writing, so theoretically it's possible. We'll see if they're ok with that.
Long story short, Scott is awesome and I LOVE parenthood.
Scott is 8 weeks and 1 day old :)