Well, at least the day I’ve been waiting for, and I’ve been anxious and excited enough for the both of us. One month ago today, the little peanut we’ve known and loved for the previous 9 months finally came to meet us. Emma Grace is the angel we have expected and were waiting for.
For those of you who said my life will change dramatically, you were absolutely right.
For those of you who said to get sleep while I can, you were absolutely right.
There were a few of you who said that my life would be over now that I have a child, and you were horribly wrong.
Sure, my life has changed. I can’t go to the movies as much, I can’t just get up and go, or stay out, or do things on a whim like before.
But my life is far from over.
When I look my little girl, I see me, I see my wife, I see the person she has been created to be, and I see that the joy of watching her grow and spending time with her far surpasses any joy I could get from seeing the latest Hunger Games movie (though I can’t wait to buy it when it comes out).
Maybe I’m still naive, and I certainly know I’m inexperienced, but if anything, Emma Grace Jacobson has given me new life, new purpose, and very new joys.
To give you fair warning, you should prepare yourselves for an annoyingly huge amount of baby pictures on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Also, if you catch me on the street, ask to see a picture because I find it super awkward whipping my phone out to show you if you don’t ask…but that won’t stop me from doing it because this little girl is the cutest thing you have ever seen.