When I now think of how often I thought time was elusive before having a child I just have to laugh. What has become more obvious than anything is that Ali and I are simply no longer on our own time. Time is all about Hadley now. Of course this is particularly challenging to Ali and is a difficult thing for anyone without a child to completely understand.
I always hated the pretentious way that sounded when I would hear that sentiment in the past, but our daughter has brought an onrush of realizations that I don’t think I gave enough previous consideration. Preparing to leave the house for any reason is now logistical mobilization. Moreover, once we are ready to go we have a fairly limited window before Hadley needs some kind of tending. It is definitely an adjustment.
One of the fascinating things about when we do take Hadley with us out in public is what a magnet she is. I mean I always knew babies possessed such power, but it is different being the parent as strangers arrive to ogle your kid. In fact, I find myself being sucked into another line I previously dismissed pretty readily, “They grow so fast.” Yet, it is already proving to be so true.
I am gaining some powerful insights into the notion that there will just simply never be enough time, because it really moves so fast.
But enough of all this rot, here are some pictures of the kid. I have to say number 3 “What Are You Lookin’ At?” has to be my favorite picture of her yet, goofy, cute, and lots of personality.
Of course the above images are linked to the original files, but click below for a short video collage. What you think of this?
Hey Haas’ of Boston…I love all the pictures…she is a cute baby!!! And with more hair than our brother Aaron, she is to be respected! I think that video thing is cool…but is too fast Freddy—Hopefully we will talk soon!
I couldn’t agree more on the cute and respect parts. On the video, unfortunately I do not have much control. I used animoto.com which pretty much does all the work once you select the photos to use. Plus, it’s free, but I’ve got the a new Sony camcorder on order. It should be her by week’s end, then I can really start messing around with video.
That is the cutest baby I have seen in aleast 23 years.
Although, all of my sons were adorable,she is just precious. SHE SURE DOES LOOK LIKE HER MOMMY!!!
Thanks for the beautiful pictures,go RED SOX.!!!