Most of you know that my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world a couple of weeks ago (Feb. 13). He is a wonderful, healthy baby boy that we named Wyatt Adrian Santini, and I am absolutely loving being a dad! Being a little older than most first-time parents (I'll be 37 this Friday) I pretty much knew what to expect with the arrival of the little one. Limited sleep, diaper messes, crying, and everything else that you have to adjust to when you become a parent for the first time.
I can confidently say that we were as prepared as we could have been in regards to how our life was going to change once he was born, however there was one area that I was not prepared for at all, and I am calling it "parental oblivion".
What I mean by that is a complete lack of knowledge of anything going on in the world outside of my "baby bubble". I have always liked being up-to-date with current events, sports, culture, ect. I have quickly learned that those days, at least for the foreseeable future, are over!
I am a huge college basketball fan...do I have any clue how my Michigan State Spartans are doing right now? Nope. Have I watched a single movie that was up for best picture at the Oscars? Nope. I am told that Russia invaded Ukraine? News to me! It is amazing to me how quickly I have lost touch with the outside world while focusing on the care of my newborn son.
If you want to talk poop, puke, and bottles? Hey, hey! Now there's a subject I am fluent in these days!