I want to thank all the nice people I have met at work, in the street, and on-line. I am surrounded by wonderful people. I can't ever repay the support, both psychological and financial, that all of you have offered over the years. I can tell you that after a month of being a father, I am glad we did it. I would not trade her for the world!
My daughter is like a party in small-human-clothes. We did not have the best beginnings. She did not like me that much. I, of course, was helpless. I could not help but fall in love. I waited, and I was rewarded! Lately, she has become a real daddy-fan! She gives me a giant smile when I walk in the door from work. She gives me a great big smile in the morning when I walk in to get her...that is WHEN CORA isn't there first. Now I know why she doesn't mind getting up before eight now.
I love how she enjoys being picked up and swung around and after I put her down, she raises her arms for some more. She likes being dizzy. She likes motion. She is unafraid. I like that. I think I will finally have someone to ride roller-coasters! And someone who will enjoy flying! We might charter flights together. Maybe we'll get pilots' licenses together!! I can't wait!! We will scare ourselves together!! IT WILL BE AWESOME!! (Just don't tell Cora!)
On another note, she simply adores books. I could not have planned this. She is perfect for this family! Some people don't hesitate to buy golf clubs, or car parts, or hunting stuff. We like books. We both do. Always have. When we have been pinching pennies and having to say no to little extras in the past, we always had difficulty saying no to more books. Chloe LOVES books. She grabs them and then sits in your lap to be read to. She is perfect!
Her laugh is so addicting. As is her smile. Honestly, I want to hear it all the time. Her laugh is sort of an inward giggle that accidentally escapes in these little spurts, and they brighten the room when they come out. In fact, the colors get a little more intense and I see sounds...it's like XTC...or is that Ecstasy...anyway, it's like a drug, and I can't get enough.
So, one month down, and I hope they never ever stop! I am glad to be a dad. I knew I was missing something awesome. Now I am just glad I finally got in on it!
It's completely likely that you skipped all the prose to find the pictures, and I will not let you down. Here are a few more shots of our little angel.