I’m Embracing Fatherhood

Happy Father’s Day everyone!

Yesterday we brought Rachel to the Dream Centre for the first time. It was her first worship celebration in DUMC.

She was very well behaved, opening her eyes to look around her, staring at the ceiling lights, and listening to Pastor Daniel.

For Father’s Day, each of us dads were given a pack of tissues. I think it’s for all the sweating we’re going through.

Thank you everyone for your concern and support in the past two weeks. I was really stressed and unhappy.

Last week, the confinement lady went home, and I felt so much freedom. I was finally master of my home again!

Of course, that meant all my time was spent taking care of baby Rachel. I didn’t have any time to blog (although I’m still on Facebook!).

Hopefully this will improve as I get adjusted to my new schedule.

Yesterday I took the day to just spend time with baby Rachel. I’m really starting to get the hang of taking care of her.

When she cried, I tried various ways to calm her. I started to immunize myself from her crying, to detach any emotional feelings so I could concentrate on finding what was wrong.

I’m happy to report that I’m almost there. I’m doing it, I’m being her daddy!


Yesterday after her mid-day meal, she was lying there awake so I started talking to her. In the past week, we noticed that she was trying to make some sounds when we talked to her. I imitated her sounds and talked to her a lot to encourage her.

We had a gibberish conversation for about half an hour or so. I think babies talk a bit like Wookies so I made some Chewbacca impressions.

She looked so happy, I saw the corners of her eyes and her mouth go up. Could she be smiling at me?

One time, Poey Chin asked her “where’s daddy?” and she LOOKED AT ME! Her brown eyes looked around the room until they found me…

*heart melt*

That was the most fantastic Father’s Day present!

I’m now so happy just to spend time with her. I used to dread spending time alone with her, because I didn’t know what to do when she cried.

Now I can’t wait to spend time with her.

Today is our first wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary my darling Poey Chin! It has been the most wonderful year of my life.

Photo: Carin Araujo

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