Archive for August 19, 2014

Paternity Leave: Day 16

A very uneasy quiet has descended on the dining room. Megs went to bed about 10 minutes ago, leaving me with Samantha who quickly started ramping up the fussiness. As a desperate measure, I put her back in her cradle and started bicycling her feet, saying “Feet-feet-feet-feet-feet-feet!”. This made her quiet down, and now she’s just staring at me.

Whoever blinks first gains ultimate suffering

Whoever blinks first gains ultimate suffering

I’m going to try to type this out fast, because I have no idea what’s going on at the moment.

Today was a fairly average day. Got up, fed the baby, and hit the road. I got some lunch at Baja Fresh, then we went to the Glendale Galleria to walk around. Didn’t buy anything, except an iced tea, a pack of gum, and some half-and-half for my coffee at home. A nice day out.

Mall selfie

Mall selfie

Our evening was fairly normal, too. But now…

She’s starting to fuss. I must go.

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Paternity Leave: Day 15

Tonight is a bad baby night. I just spent the last hour holding a crying/screaming Samantha who would not be calmed by anything. I did all the big four: changed her diaper, burped her, fed her, and held her. Nothing. Just screaming. Sometimes all you can do is put in earplugs and deal. Luckily, she hasn’t had a night like this in a while, so let’s hope it’s a fluke. Megs is in nursing her now, so I can write/sleep for a bit.

Rewinding the day, the rest was pretty good! Jacques and Hanh spent the night last night, so they were making pancakes in the kitchen when I got up this morning. They hung out until the afternoon when they had to leave, Jacques for SF and Hanh to visit other family in Riverside. Before that, I ran some errands which included: lunch at Philly’s Best (yum!), returned something to Sport Chalet ($$$), got some cat foot at PetCo (=^..^=), and groceries from Vons (also, yum!). Got home before Jacques and Hanh left, so we all hung out with Sammy for a while.

Hanh and Sammy

Hanh and Sammy

After they left, I managed to get Sam to take a nap.
Wherever she falls, there shall she nap

Wherever she falls, there shall she nap

Which was good, cuz I have some business with hospital bills and day care to take care of. Still trying to lock down day care for Samantha for when both Megs and I are working, but I’ve got a good lead on a trusted nanny, so here’s hoping that works out!

Lastly, here’s some pictures of Maverick getting used to being second banana to Samantha:

Guarding Sam's play area

Guarding Sam’s play area

Ho, hum.

Ho, hum.

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