Coming home

Coming home

We’re finally home again today and it is nice to be home. You should expect that blogging will continue to be light for a few days. I have a lot of work to catch up on and a baby and wife to care for (although Melanie’s parents are staying with us for at least a week which is awesome). Still, blogging has always been my outlet so I don’t start yelling at the newspaper and the TV, so I expect I’ll be back here soon. (Just this morning I was yelling at the newspaper about silly statistics: They couldn’t understand why prison population went up last year while crime went down. Gee, imagine that.)

Anyway, everyone is doing well. Isabella is perfect. She doesn’t have a single problem, no jaundice, no rashes, nothing. Breastfeeding is still a little challenge while mommy and baby figure out how it works for them. Nighttime sleeping hasn’t been too bad in the hospital. Ironically, people have been telling us to get plenty of sleep before the baby was born, although I’m not sure you can bank. In fact, we’ve had our usual hours where we go to bed late and wake up a little later than most people (since I don’t have to commute to my desk) and since late night is when the baby is most active, it’s worked out well. We’re already used to being up late which is when she seems to get active.

And if you want to see pictures, keep an eye on the little Flickr badge on the lower part of the left-hand menu or go right to the Flickr page.

Once again, thanks for all the advice and congratulations.

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  • Ditto Margaret’s comments—the internet is a boring place without you, Dom.

    I am apparently in need of an eye exam.  I had thought I read that you were waiting to see how breastfeeding worked out for mommy and daddy.  Just as I was about to post a witty comment about daddy being neither party of the first part nor party of the second part to the breastfeeding dilemma, I took the time to re-read and noticed that you said not “daddy” but “baby.”

    Know any good ophthamologists?

  • Loved the photo of Isabella staring and peaceful—don’t you wonder what is going through their minds?

    Glad to hear that you have help and that Isabella is peaceful.

  • Oh, she’s not sleeping all night. But because her grandparents are staying with us, Melanie can go back to sleep after feeding her and grandma will stay with her for a while. And daddy gets to sleep through it all.