A new Dad spent a tender moment watching his newborn baby peacefully sleeping by remembering how he used to go and get off his face every weekend.
Rookie Dad Pete Bowen, 34, spent half an hour gazing lovingly at his 3 week old son, who had finally fallen asleep after two hours of crying, visualising himself with his arms in the air, eyes closed, while Silence by Delerium boomed out of the imaginary speakers.
Pete said: “My wife was exhausted and really deserved some rest, so I thought I’d take care of the baby while she slept, how hard could it be I thought.
“The continuous noise from all the crying began to wreak havoc with my ears, before I knew it the baby sounded like a distressed version of Sandstorm by Derude and I lost myself.
“When he finally went off to sleep, all I could think of were the lyrics: ‘In this white wave, I am sinking, in this silence’. It reminded me of the time Eddie Halliwell came to Escape and played that song.
“I remember it really well because I came up too quickly after triple dropping and vomited all over the stairs.
“It was a far less chaotic and peaceful time, it was nice to look at this thing in my arms and reminisce about when I had it all.”
Pete’s wife Theresa said: “I really needed that sleep, but I’m still exhausted.
“It’s exactly how I used to feel after I used to go out on a Friday and not sleep until Sunday. I used to come down hard to the point I’d be in tears until Wednesday.
“It’s hard to believe I was once that young and healthy.”
photo credit: rgmcfadden <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/11380191@N05/3175048092″>My Niece</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/”>(license)</a>