I at all times take pleasure in sharing life updates on this weblog, whether or not they’re happy or sad. I’m eternally grateful to those that have been studying OMAAT for a very long time, as a result of I’ve been scripting this weblog for a big chunk of my life, at this level. Properly, right now I most likely have the most important life replace but, which can even little question form the content material of this weblog.
My new favourite type of Miles
Simply round 24 hours in the past, Ford and I welcomed our son, Miles, to the world. Whereas we’re solely a day into this entire being dads factor, I’m undecided phrases can adequately describe the overwhelming feelings, pleasure, and gratitude we’re feeling. Getting so far was a really lengthy journey, and we will’t imagine the time is lastly right here.
There’s a lot I’m feeling proper now, however frankly I’m having a tough time placing it into phrases, most likely resulting from a mixture of exhaustion and indescribable feelings. I’ll say that for me, one of the vital particular issues is that my mother continues to be round to fulfill Miles. As longtime OMAAT readers know, she has been battling most cancers for years, and it was her dream to fulfill him. I’ve infinite gratitude that this occurred.
I’m excited to be taught journey in an entire new means
Other than being typically excited to be a dad, I’m additionally trying ahead to studying a very totally different solution to journey. I’d wish to assume that I’m a journey skilled, however I instantly really feel like a complete beginner, and discover myself Googling nearly every part about touring with an toddler. You’ll be able to guess that I’ll have lots of posts asking for suggestions from readers, and sharing my experiences of touring with an toddler.
Touring with a new child definitely adjustments journey dynamics, and I’d think about that’s much more the case whenever you’re two gays with a child. I’ll make sure to report again on my experiences with that.
I’m additionally formally beginning the countdown — solely 17 years and 364 days till Miles’ first bank card software! 😉
What this implies for weblog content material going ahead
I doubt we’ll be taking Miles on any lengthy weekend journeys to Asia for the primary few years, even when there’s wonderful top notch award area. So what does that imply for content material on the weblog?
- Odds are that our household journeys will principally be nearer to residence at first, to maintain issues easy
- Once we determine to journey lengthy haul, we’ll most likely prioritize staying at a vacation spot for longer, although that’s one thing that we’ve been doing recently anyway
- I’ll in fact proceed reviewing lots of airline products, although that’ll most likely come within the type of very fast journeys lasting just some days, like I did within the good outdated days, so I can maximize time at residence
I’ll definitely be in search of suggestions from different mother and father right here. I’ve heard some say that touring with infants is straightforward till they’ll truly stroll. We’ll most likely begin issues gradual and go from there.
What an eventful, thrilling, surreal, and graphic 24 hours it has been. Ford and I are each enthusiastic about an all new life journey, and I’m additionally notably enthusiastic about being a journey beginner yet again, as I be taught the fascinating world of touring with an toddler.
Thanks for studying, and if mother and father wish to share their single greatest tip for touring with a new child/toddler (or one thing they want they knew earlier), I’d definitely welcome it!