Loving our friends

Yesterday we met up with friends, it was lovely and although we wanted to stay some more it was nearing the kids witching hours,  so we thought we’ll save some stories for next time.

We love seeing our friends, how we miss our friend Larry and we just want to make sure everything is okay with him. He’s been our friend for a long long time but we’ve been super busy with our lives that we haven’t seen each other for nearly a year. So yesterday was a good day, the children enjoyed his company and we had lunch together and it felt like the old times.

Then after lunch we met up with our friends and their beautiful baby boy, his name is Kai and I tell you he is the most handsome boy you’ll ever meet, with those beautiful blue eyes. Ah! I can’t stop looking and loving him, how adorable he is and I got to cuddle him!(super proud!). 

Our children loves them so much especially their brother from another mommy. It’s amazing how fast they grow up, it’s amazing how beautiful they are. It was my first time properly meeting Elly and Sam but oh my goodness they are very kind, loving and warm people. I know I’ve been such a crazy stalker, you know stalking about their lives (because i fell in love with Kai) but I admire these guys so much, with all the things they went and going through, they have lots of positivity in their lives amidst all the challenges they are facing.

If you guys can help, spare a few dollars, or pounds or whatever is your currency, you know every little thing helps, please help us raise money to fund research for nkh (non ketotic hyperglycinemia), please help us find a cure for every child who has this disorder. These children are precious. These children are fighters. These children deserves a better future. These children deserves a cure.

Here is the link for their story so you guys can see how beautiful Kai is, trust me you’ll fall in love with him too:

http://www.teammikaere.com/

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The Rookie Dad :)

When we found out GJ and I are going to be parents I thought I saw him scared for the first time. He was worrying will we be ever good parents especially him as a father. First of all with all honesty I thought he’s going to be a fabulous dad, so to make him confident I re-assured him everything will be fine and bought him his first pregnancy book, Pregnancy for men, which apparently made him  more interested into the stages and development of my pregnancy. And now as we live in an increasingly busy world, the time for causal conversations has almost been forgotten or shall we say almost lost. So much of life and what our options might be we learn from our talks with friends, families, peers, colleagues and especially dads, we are grateful to have friends like Dominic and Vova to guide and walk him through fatherhood.

My Rookie dad is really doing well these days, his been extremely into every bits of my pregnancy, from my first to the last scan and he wants to be updated to every bits and bobs of my appointments (obviously he cannot be there all the time due to work).

One is that when men become fathers they are challenged by the profound change in their life. I know this was true for some (seeing most new dads). And I thought this dad thing would be easy…oh wow! It was much more complicated than I thought or understood! Most new dads are very uncertain about to expect after their baby is born and although , this is completely normal (I just hope it is)…it is difficult to tolerate the new uncertainty of life.

If you’re like most new or expectant dads, you’re probably carrying around some silent assumptions about what it means to be a father. Those ideas are rooted in your experiences with your own father and in what you believe society expects of a male parent. Unfortunately, few resources exist to help men address these issues or put common myths to the test. Yet the more you examine and understand your unspoken expectations of fatherhood, the better chance you have of becoming the parent you want to be.

Perhaps the biggest myth of all is that there’s only one definition of a “good father.” But fatherhood is not a fixed entity. You have the power to craft your own version to meet your needs and the needs of your family — and you can do it over time. From pregnancy through the first three years of parenthood, men change and develop a unique identity as a father.

But as for my rookie dad, I won’t expect too much from him, he should learn to walk before running, there is no such thing as perfection in parenthood i guess every milestone in parenthood is a learning process and that The Rookie parents should help each other.