Archive for June, 2014

Babies are hard; crying babies are the worst.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

First off, let’s start by saying that both Samantha and Megan are in excellent health. Sam weighed in at 7 lbs. 14 oz. yesterday, so she’s gaining weight like a champ. That being said, she’s got this bad “habit” of getting really fussy/gassy after her nighttime feedings. At times she can just cry and cry and cry with nothing to be done about it. Other times, stuff like swaying, burping, or rocking can help. As adults used to getting a good night’s rest, this is a new challenge for the both of us. The way it usually goes is Megs will give Sam her 9-10 o’clock-ish feeding and then spend the hour or so afterwards trying to get her to go to sleep. Sometimes this is successful, but lately it has not been. If the latter, Megs will sleep for an hour and a half or so while I stay up with Sam trying to get her to calm down. At about 3 hours after the previous feeding started, Megs will feed her again. We then repeat this procedure, sometimes until dawn. Such is life.

In other news, I’ve taken up Magic cards again! Matt and Skye came over last weekend with some cards and the four of us all had a good time with them, so Megs bought me and herself some cards. Last night, the four of us played a few games, in between crying baby times. Not a bad way to spend a Friday night for new parents like us.

No other plans for this weekend, other than trying to catch up on some sleep. 🙂

Job, House, Dog, and Baby

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

So, as I alluded to in my last post, things they have been a-happenin’! Quick timeline: Beginning of February 2013 Megs gets a lawyer job at a small firm in Azusa doing family law. Family law sucks, but it’s a job and a start. Shortly after that we move to a rental house in Pasadena because it’s nice and it’s closer to her work and about the same distance from mine. It’s a nice little 3 bedroom 2-story built in the 50’s. In June 2013 we get a little corgi-shepherd mix named Maverick. He’s super-cute and orange. August 2013 I get Megs all knocked-up and we start the clock–nine months and counting! Time passes and last May 15th we had a little girl named Samantha Alice Brunner! She was 5 lbs., 1.5 oz., a tiny thing! She’s growing fast and on Thursday she’ll already be 6 weeks old and probably over 8 lbs.

Here’s some pictures:

Our rental house in Pasadena

Our rental house in Pasadena

Maverick sleeping

Maverick sleeping

Chris and Samantha

Chris and Samantha

Stuff Has Been Happening

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

So a few things have happened in my life since I last posted here. The four biggest are: Megs got her first lawyer job, we moved to a rental house in Pasadena, we got a dog, and we had a baby! The latter is why I’m posting here at 4:25 a.m. She’s being fussy next to me in a cradle as I try to write this. But I get ahead of myself…