Paternity Leave: Day 22

August 25, 2014

Today was boring. Well, no, that’s not’s fair. Today was uneventful. We went to Philly’s Best for my Monday cheese steak sandwich, then we went to Target for some random household stuff. Came home, hung out, watched the Emmy’s. Monday! Last night I stayed up too late playing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between […]

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Paternity Leave: Day 21

August 24, 2014

Last night I didn’t get to sleep until after 4 a.m., so Megan was kind enough to let me sleep in this morning. It wasn’t Sam that kept me up, just general insomnia. Still, Sammy slept great—until about 10:30 or so! Regardless, 80% of the family went on an adventure today! While leaving Isis to […]

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Paternity Leave: Day 20

August 24, 2014

Today started off very nicely. Megs went to boxing class, while Sam and I slept in. After Megs got home and Sam and I got up, the three of us went out to brunch at Barney’s Beanery in Pasadena.At Barney’s, there was an episode of Bones on there, and we discussed it at length because […]

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Paternity Leave: Day 19

August 23, 2014

Today was more government offices. We started with the California Employment Development Department, to try to track down my Paid Family Leave stuff, since there is no Paid Family Leave office this side of Fresno, and I wasn’t about to drive there! They said that this wasn’t the right office, but the lady there was […]

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Paternity Leave: Day 18

August 21, 2014

Today marks roughly the half-way point in my leave. We spent it out in Van Nuys waiting in line for her birth certificate. After acquiring the document and getting us both some lunch, I dropped by the office to use the scanner to scan it in. I need to attach it to a leave claim […]

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Paternity Leave: Day 17

August 20, 2014

Today was spent almost entirely at home. I was awaiting a FedEx package for Kim, since dad originally thought she’s wouldn’t be at her place to receive it, however it turns out that she’s leaving for Burning Man a day later than planned, so she was home today, but by then the package was already […]

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Paternity Leave: Day 16

August 19, 2014

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 […]

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Paternity Leave: Day 15

August 19, 2014

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 […]

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Paternity Leave: Day 14

August 18, 2014

We stayed home today, aside from a quick jaunt out for lunch at Coral’s in Burbank. After visiting with folks yesterday, we let folks come visit us today. Here’s Megs at lunch, marveling at Sammy being asleep:After we got back from lunch, Megs’ father dropped by again today to see Sammy once more before returning […]

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Paternity Leave: Day 12

August 15, 2014

Today was Friday, which has always been one of my favorite days. So many possibilities and good times still ahead! The outing for today was lunch at Blaze Pizza followed by Target, both of which are right next to each other in Pasadena. The A/C was busted at the pizza place, so we didn’t dawdle […]

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