Monday, March 21, 2011

Fatherhood and work and poodles

I think it is tough to balance parenting and work roles without compromising somewhere. Trying to come out with an iPhone app is harder than I thought. Actually the SDK and object-orientated methods are simple enough to comprehend, and also the tonnes of help available on the internet. But between learning and applying what I learnt, I also have to look after my wife and baby. I'm unemployed at the moment so 3-hour sleep every night is not a problem for me but what about husbands who do not have paternity leave? Its getting into a bit of a pattern and I've finally found the best time to do my work which is sometime between 12mn to 5am. That's the time Baby J can sustain 3-4 hours of sleep without breaking out into a shout. He's not crying... no tears at all!


Anyway Baby J is doing fine after we gotten the overhead phototherapy lamp for another 3 days. During the 2nd set of 3 days, the missus was under the light with Baby J... I must say she's gotten a sexy tan as well~ He's feeding well all thanks to the milk production factory. It's really amazing this breastfeeding thing... Nothing came out when I was using it and now this fellow comes along and magically we have milk... And its as if he's been training for it the past few months...

Progress on the app is good. It's a password management app which is specially catered for Mrs WD because with work e-mails, ERP accounts, personal e-mail accounts and not to mention social website accounts, the number of passwords is simply unmanageable for the average Joe. I'm really enjoying the process of learning things and writing apps. Its therapeutic to say the least, at least for me. Spent hours and days deciphering a new language and then *poof* something usable appears~ It's amazing~ Will try to come up with some promotional codes once it is ready... provided anyone is interested~ ;)


Then there are the dogs. They've taken to Singapore weather stupendously~ (I think) They love the wide spaces, the greenery and the company of so many family members who dote on them. Compared to our initial apartment in HK, this place is 3 times as big and it gives Coffee ample space to run around without having to leave home~ I'm glad that they are happy~

4 comments:

Joyce said...

I think your dogs got more exercise in 50 seconds than my cat does all week!

WhiteDuskRed said...

Yeah~ I'm really proud of Coffee~ He's a true athlete! Too bad he doesn't follow the directions well~

"Just Me" said...

A little belated but hey! congrats on your new baby J! He's looking cute there! My fren told her her baby got a "perm tan" while baking under the light for jaundice...it was funny to see the baby being darker than she is despite the fact he stays indoor and her outdoors! So watch the hours he stays under the light:)

WhiteDuskRed said...

Hey nomad, thanks for dropping by~ we couldn't really keep him down for long because he kept crying. He's well now but his biological clock is a bit messed up... Night is day and day is night for him. Sleeps better during the day~

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