Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Late and Early Shift

Since neither of my breasts lactate, I've been trying to help Laura out as best I can. What's worked so far is to have her go to sleep early and I stay up with the lil' guy so she can get the first couple hours of sleep. Laura takes over until the early morning and then I have him from the early a.m on.

This has worked out pretty well, and to my great relief, I've discovered that Freddy shares my interest in this year's Tour De France. While I let out a series of expletives when I found out about Ricardo Ricco's doping scandal, Freddy was so upset he crapped his pants.

I need to start reading more to Freddy. At this point, it's all about hearing the sound of my voice, so I can be selfish in choosing the reading materials. My last attempt at reading to him, I pulled "The Commitments" by Roddy Doyle off the shelf. The book is one of my favorites, but reading it out loud is difficult if you can't pull off a decent South Dublin accent (which I can't). I've been looking for an excuse to crack open my Shakespeare, this just might be it.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Shout Out To Val

Laura's mom came to town to help out when the baby was born. Among other talents she's an amazing cook and since she got here before Freddy arrived, I was finally able to put on the sympathy weight that the books describe. As Laura and I have been trying to set up a routine for our lives, she's made it that much easier helping us around the house, giving advice, basically keeping the place from becoming an absolute sty. Really, I would advise anyone thinking about having kids of their own to first consider having Valerie Cass as a mother-in-law!

More Baby Pics

I've not been very good about photographing everything, luckily my friend Rich is, enjoy:

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Freddy Robbins

Frank Edward Robbins VI
Henceforth to be known as Freddy Robbins

Born: Tuesday, July 8th 6:58 PM
Weight: 6lbs 8oz
Labor: 3:30 am to 6:58

The pictures you all want to see:

Sunday, July 06, 2008

And Wait S'More

No updates lately because there's not much to update really. The little dude was due on the 1st, it's the 6th now and if he doesn't come out, he's getting evicted on the 9th with an induction. Laura has done lots of walking, has eaten plenty of spicy food and had her mother grind her fingers into pressure points in hopes of starting labor contractions. For my part I've been shaking a rattle between Laura's legs in the hope of coaxing him out to play. Nothing doing.