Sunday, March 27, 2005

Rough Night

By all accounts Alexandra's been an "easy" baby, however, last night wasn't an easy night. We're at her Grandma and Grandpa's house, a place she has been numerous times before, and she was put to sleep in her uncle Alan's room in a crib she's been in before. She went right to sleep. All was fine until 11:45PM when she started shrieking. Leanna went and got her and eventually calmed her down. This much we had been through before as well. However, each time Leanna set her down, she started shrieking again. AT 1:00AM I set up the pack and play in our room. We put her in it, and while she cried again, it was not with the same intensity and she calmed down after about 10 minutes. She slept through the night and is now happy and playing again.

I'm not sure why this happened. Is it gas pain? A phase? Because we forgot to bring Bear (I know, I'm a bad daddy. I forgot the dog's food as well.)? I'm hoping this proves to be an isolated incident.

Friday, March 25, 2005

McDonalds is now accepting credit cards

Personal debt meets obesity. Our national afflictions are also consolidating. Can you imagine trying to buy a Big Mac combo meal and having your credit card refused? Let's see, how many grams of saturated fat do I have left on my VISA?

Sunday, March 20, 2005

A week ago I was a stressed out mess. Today is Alexandra's first birthday and everyone is great!!!! I'll post more information and pictures after the big event.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

To my friends without children

Want to know what it's been like with Alexandra today? Well try this: next time your spouse or significant other says, "No thanks, I'm not hungry," try getting them to eat anyway.

Baby Still Sick,

Mommy still sick,
Daddy getting stressed!

Super Dad's feeling a little more like Clark Kent at the moment ("Settle down Lois!)". I did get to build one of these last night!

Shhhh, it's a surprise for her 1st birthday!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Been a while...

Apparently missed days of blogging add up as quickly as missed days of workouts. Plenty going on around here. Leanna, Alexandra and I had our first follow-up with Shelley, the social worker who conducted our homestudy. I can honestly say that it was the first time in this whole adoption process that I did not feel the least bit of anxiety. One look at Alexandra and you know we live in a wonderful, loving home. As for Shelley, it felt more like going to visit one of our friends. We're that comfortable with her.

Of course, the day before the trip was entertaining. Alexandra is so eager to start doing this "walking thing," that she took a number of diggers onto the hardwood floors. She's really determined, though. Sure there were a couple of tears, but they were equalled if not exceeded by the sounds of frustration. After each fall, Alexandra picked herself back up and tried again. As for me, I recall thinking, "oh great, we're going to visit Shelley tomorrow and the "A" train's (nickname: don't get in her way when she's coming through!) going to be all covered in bruises!" Hopefully as parents we can foster that dogged determination, because that will serve her well in life.

She's got a little cold right now, as does Leanna, so it's another "Super Dad" weekend. If you've read the entry "Home Alone" you'll know what happens when I have no responsibility. Hey, there's a time for each, and I'm excited to be the "Super Dad" this weekend.

Alexandra's 1st Birthday is only a week away, and the excitement is building. More to follow on this.

One last note: The weather still stinks. Rain/Snow/Ice/Rain/Snow/Snow/Slush/Ice/Rain and plenty of wind. It took some of my co-workers 2 hours to get home last night (35 min. drive). Apparently the road crews have had enough of this weather as well. They seemed to take a pass yesterday. I took a longer but not well known route through the turf farms and made it in 45 min. Not too shabby!