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Paternity Leave: Day 30

Today was pretty chill after the weird hours of the weekend. After my last post at 5:00 a.m., I went back to sleep until noon. Good baby! I actually got up before she really demanded my presence, but I figure upwards of 16 hours of sleep was enough for any one man. I think I may have be suffering from some kinda illness, because even for me, that’s a lot of sleep! At any rate, I feel good now.

Today we did our usual trip to Philly’s Best, even though it’s Tuesday, because yesterday was a holiday. Went grocery shopping after that, and then went home. Adventure!

After feeding her and hanging out for a bit, Sammy went down for a nap for a few hours, which was very nice of her. I managed a few chores around the house like dishes, laundry, etc. Also, my guv’ment money finally came in the mail today! Yay for paid family bonding time! Now it’s just another couple days for Bank of America (the government’s choice in debit provider in this case) to transfer it to my credit union where it will do some good. A load off my mind, believe me!

Here’s a picture of the dog, Sammy, and Megs from the other day:

Maverick, Samantha, and Megan.

Maverick, Samantha, and Megan.

And here’s proof that I was able to get Samantha to take a nap this afternoon!
She naps!

She naps!

And lastly here’s me and Maverick hanging out front while Samantha naps:
Me and Maverick out front just hanging out

Me and Maverick out front just hanging out

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Paternity Leave: Day 29

It’s 4:45 a.m. I’ve been sleeping since 8 p.m., so I guess I was tired! I wonder if I might have some kind of intestinal parasite, cuz I’ve been losing weight and I’m tired a lot. Also, I’ve been waking up with stomach discomfort more often than usual. I further wonder if Samantha has the same thing, as her symptoms are similar: slower-than-we-would-like weight gain, stomach discomfort, etc. Idle thoughts. I plan on calling the pediatrician’s office later today.

In what-we-did-today news, Megan, Samantha, and I all went down to Uncle John’s house in Long Beach to have a Labor Day BBQ with John and dad. We had chicken, salad, and Spanish rice, all of which were excellent. We also had a nice time watching Sammy on her little play mat thing that we brought with us. I spent a few minutes trying to get a Verizon modem to act like a bridge, but it wasn’t being very cooperative, despite my serious attempts:

Serious computing

Serious computing

Oh well. I was more successful at calming Samantha down, but only just.
Samantha in her natural state

Samantha in her natural state

We said our goodbyes and headed back home to Pasadena around 5:30. Got home, took a nap, helped with the baby a bit, then went to bed. See paragraph one for more on that one.

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