it feels weird not being around marchesa and emma 24-7. things haven’t normalized here at work, i’m still catching up with all the “work-related” e-mails that I’ve missed, hundreds of them, reading them in between meetings and breaks. I must admit I’m a little groggy because emma has been a handful especially at around midnight till 3. I can’t afford to stay late anymore because of work in the morning and I feel bad for marchesa not getting enough sleep because she wants me to sleep instead. having a baby is really a humbling experience. it’s like surfing (never did it) if you miss a wave, you’ll find yourself underwater. makes you realize that there’s still a lot … a whole lot that i needed to learn and know of. A lot of times I would feel like I am running out of patience because that girl just wont stop crying no matter what you do. Come to think of it, I should have got it down by know … I’m talking about patience folks … not babies. 30 years of life experiences should have already taught me how to deal with the simplest of lifes virtues but noooo. I become impatient, […]
She’s finally here! Emmanuelle Grace Fabila Ababa July 1, 2005 Cooper Hospital, Camden NJ 4:57 pm 5 lbs. 11 oz. 9’3 inches [click on the pick to go to her album] I started getting contractions June 30 around 9pm during dinner time with my parents. They felt like strong consistent cramps that timed about 3 min. apart. I called perze, who was in Budd Lake at that time because he went to work earlier that day. He was so excited that this could be it, and we didn’t want to take that chance that he’d be late for my labor, so he decided to come back down to SJ. It was a thursday before 4th of july so my siblings were also coming back to SJ, even kristie who went back to Boston earlier that week. So baby Ninja Emma really timed it well. Everyone was coming home for her arrival. Perze came home around 11:30pm and we waited and recorded my contractions until they were 5 min. apart with more intensity because we didn’t want to call the doctor too early for them to have sent us home again from the hospital if i wasn’t too far dilated. So […]
emma is ten days old today. man, it seemed like forever. pretty soon she’s gonne be crawling, then walking, talking on the phone and what not. Time really passes you by when you are a kid. It slows down in the inside yet accelerates quickly while you are watching from the outside. it’s funny how easy it is to amuse her. she has this ability of knowing when she is being held or not. one of my very close friends ( a ninong in our wedding) came over and told me how babies identify your scent. once their senses recognize that you are no longer here with them, they just open their eyes and fuss. so from now on, everytime i put her down on her makeshift crib, i place an undershirt as a sort of a blanket. It gives her the illusion of me being there. deception is an evil thing.
Life starts anew in my side of the world. My daughter was born on July 1, 2005. Emmanuelle Grace F. Ababa, 5lbs 11oz, 19.75 inches. It’s crazy how you stare at someone you haven’t seen all your life and once you see that person, you just fall in love. My world now revolves around 2 people. My wife, and my daughter. I have been so blessed, I can’t even begin to explain how I feel. I still stand in awe of His glory.