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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Sweet, sweet we miss you so

We knew the day was going to come when Colin would decide that he'd had enough of the whole swaddling-to-keep-him-asleep deal. That doesn't mean that it still didn't hit us upside the head and drag us across the floor when it did happen. I'll place that moment of realization at about 2am on February 13th. I believe what I muttered was, "Oh crap. He's too big for it and doesn't want it anymore." Essentially, what this means is that Colin now is being forced to go to sleep on his own, on his back, with his little arms and crazy legs left to flail about. You know when you have those dreams that you're falling and you startle yourself awake? Yeah, Colin does that on a schedule of approximately every minute and a half, which means that his startle reflex is still in full effect. So, the last two weeks have pretty much been like starting over with a brand new newborn trying to get him to sleep for more than a half hour at a time. Who would have thought that going to sleep is a learned behavior? I guess we're getting ours now. The swaddling was great to calm him down when he was all crabby and it afforded us occasional stretches of sleep lasting 4 or 5 hours at a time, but now is the time when we pay.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Bee Mine

Colin and his parents want to wish you a happy Valentine's day. Or, if love ain't your thing, it's just a month until St. Patty's!

See, things are looking up!

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Lock up the rations

MILESTONE (2/5/05, 3:10 pm): In honor of his 4-month birthday, Colin ate his first solid food.

To be fair, it was more like he sucked on the spoon a bit, got a taste of the mushy stuff and proceeded to cry uncontrollably throughout the rest of the experience until the spoon was replaced with a bottle.

But, he tasted it! It's a start!

(This and future achievements can be found in the left column under "Milestones".)

Also, I'm remiss in reporting that Becky and Jeff had a bouncing baby boy, Benjamin Richard, on January 20th. Everybody's happy and healthy, and we can't wait to meet the new guy.

Finally, there's a new photoset posted, which chronicles January and February. Man, is he changing right before our very eyes.