The first adrenaline rush, the sleep deprivation starts to sync in (that by the way, everybody that thinks that a “doctor” lasts longer without quality of sleep because of the “training that we did”, ARE MISTAKEN… That training only last for 72 hours… After that, we become humans again…. hehehehe), timing is everything… My life cycles are 3-4 hour cycles of poop, sleep and eat when I’m at home, and having those AMAZING and REFRESHING conversation with my wife of how we really don’t believe that we have a daughter, that little package that was in my wife’s “tummy” that moved and we saw her grow… That with Alizas’s smile gives me energy to conquer the world!
I need to ask forgiveness to every parent that I have given encouragement from the first newborn visit… I always tell you that the first month is hard, I DID NOT UNDERSTAND HOW HARD WAS IT! Sorry! Now my empathy level has changed, I can actually see the tired faces of my parents… And I really appreciate and THANK MY INCREDIBLE WIFE for the caring and love at 3am to my daughter and my extra sleeping time that she creates for me!
What I learn this week for the THE UNOFFICIAL MANUAL ON HOW A PEDIATRICIAN BECOMES A FATHER:
1) Team work and time off for everyone…
2) Safety list when your baby is crying (feeding, burping, diaper, rock and everything else…) have a mental list, that will help you troubleshoot your baby
3) Hear all, Read all… The best advice is the proven REAL ADVICE … Some old stories from grandma have changed in the past 30 years… (Back to sleep, demand feeding vs organic feeding, vaccines, etc etc)
4) THERE IS ALWAYS TIME FOR A HUG AND KISS TO YOUR LOVE ONES… THANK THEM…