I have come to the conclusion that the little things, in the life of a parent, bring major excitement.
My daughter rolls over for the first time: EXCITEMENT!
Did you hear that burp?: EXCITEMENT!
Did you see the color of her poop?: EXCITEMENT!
Was that a smile or just gas?: EXCITEMENT!
WOW she slept through the night... oh, wait... haven't experienced that one yet, but I only can imagine that would bring MAJOR EXCITEMENT!
All these things while minor, are HUGE to a new parent. When we get to experience something new with our first child it brings such joy and excitement to our lives. Over the last four months, Ernie and I have experienced a lot of "first" with our daughter. Everyone being more exciting than the last.
Last night we had another first. We got to experience rice cereal for the first time. Now to the people who don't get it, I pray one day you will, because trying something new with your child for the first time is EXCITING. Rice cereal was a new adventure that we were eager to undertake. Our experience was interesting and fun to watch. We ended up with rice cereal everywhere but in our mouth. BUT we hope this is the case with all new time rice cereal eaters. Not a total success, but close enough.
Tonights experience was better. I stripped her down to the diaper, tried my hardest to get it in her mouth while maneuvering around flailing hands and feet, and tried not to get it up her nose this time. We finished the whole bowl of rice cereal and immediately headed to the bath for a wash and a good scrub down. SUCCESS! I am EXCITED to try again tomorrow night.
We will NEVER tire of watching Ella try something new for the first time. It brings so much EXCITEMENT to our lives.