This time two years ago, I was coming to grips with parenting: how to wash a baby, how to dress a baby, coping with the perpetual lack of sleep—particularly so after being up all night during the long labour. Though I can’t complain too much about that as it was my lovely wife who did all of the hard work. The last two years have been pretty stressful, with a change of job, and shifting house twice (one of those interstate). Lots of other stressful events too. Parenting is not easy, but it is very rewarding. Chloe’s amazingly advanced in speaking (and is now starting to learn characters/letters) in not one but two languages. She’s starting to “read” by herself by just memorising what words go with what pages in some books. She’s a very happy, easy-going child, and spending time with her is the best thing in the world. I love her to bits and I’m so very proud of her.
A little about me:
I kept an older blog here, but didn’t really feel I had much to say, in a longer format anyway—I have been on Twitter, but now want to have a space to write longer rants / insights. Life has also been keeping me very busy—since my last post on that blog, I have changed jobs twice, first to work as a lecturer at the University of South Australia, then recently as a senior research fellow at the University of Wollongong‘s SMART Infrastructure Facility. I also now have a beautiful lovely daughter, one Chloe Audrey Berryman / 沈自华.