September 2008

Smiles and Toddler University

Author: Jason Burt

Hello again from first time daddy, Jason Burt.

Isabella is seven weeks today and I have decided to concentrate on two events that reach both sides of the emotional spectrum. The first topic I will discuss is sending Bella off to daycare for the first day. I am sure you can guess which emotion this evoked from Becca and myself. Shortly after she turned six weeks having a working household we sadly had to enroll Bella into Toddler Daycare. Becca had picked out a cute outfit and packed a bag containing her favorite blanket, six bottles, wipes and enough diapers to get her through her first day in a new environment.

When I was young every year on the first day of school my mom would break out the 35mm and begin snapping away. This was before the digital era so she blew through probably six rolls of film from the time I woke up to the time we reached school. To keep the tradition alive we did pretty much the same thing for this was a day that we would not forget and the pictures would enable us to have our keepsakes for the years to come.

When I dropped Isabella off on that first day I did not want to let her out of my arms hesitant to break the bond and routine she had come accustom too (even though she probably had no idea what was going on and that she wouldn’t see her mother or me for eight more hours). Bella has been going to Toddler University for a week now and seems to love the new sounds, atmosphere and the wonderful staff. Now on a happier note; our beautiful baby is filling out gaining her baby fat and looking like a little person. She has began smiling which can lift the mood no matter how bad of a day I had at work or how bad the traffic was. She laughs in her sleep, which in turn makes us laugh even if it is 4:30 in the morning, and it is the third time that night we have woken up with her. Every new day is a blessing with our new baby and I will keep you all updated in the months to come.

That is all for now from this first time daddy.

  1. Ok so I am an obsessive Mom – now you can understand how important the memories are that we create in life! We are so proud of the man you have become and the loving father that you are to our sweet Bella. Jason’s Mom!

    — Joan Burt    Sep 5, 10:28 am   

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