Monday, June 01, 2015


Well, things are going well over at our place.  I'm back at work full time, and Amy is at home with Raylan.  I get home from work and try help out with some feedings and diaper changes and whatnot.  Raylan is doing well.  He's eating well and sleeping pretty well, and he generally seems like a happy, healthy baby.  He makes a lot of different baby noises-  not crying, really, but sighs, grunts, gurgles, coos, and chortles.  He also has a lot of different expressions, ranging from smiles and chuckles to intense stares to grimaces to surprised looks (complete with raised eyebrows) and glances of uncertain curiosity.  Watching an infant for a while makes you realize the extent to which human emotion and mood precede language and reason. Raylan is only 6 weeks old, and he already has opinions about some things, to be sure.
Anyway, we're all doing really well.

Raylan helping Mom cook a polenta and sausage dish

On a rainy Saturday, Raylan listens to "Yellow Submarine".  While
wearing... a yellow submarine.
So our weekend was good.  We're in babyland, so it mostly had to do with baby care, but it was good.  We took Raylan for some walks in the stroller, and we met some new neighbors down the street who are about to have a baby of their own.  Mom and Dad came over on Sunday, and Amy and I got out for a few hours to run some errands and grab lunch.  It was nice to get out for a little while and roam around.  It was also good to see Mom and Dad and have a chance to catch up with them for a little while.
It seems like the rain is finally starting to let up a little bit.  This is a good thing.  We need some sunshine.  We needed the rain, but now we've gotten our fair share for a little while.  Hopefully we don't slip back into a drought, but we can do without the flooding.
Anyway, that's it for now.
Hope everyone is doing okay!

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