February 2009

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Adam takes a break from screaming to rest his vocal cords with a little power nap…

Cute?  Sure, but he’s waking up in 5…4…3…2…

W-W-W-W-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Crying Baby

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Brothers

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Today I met Cindy and Hannah at the Pediatrician’s office for Alex and Adam’s 2-month well-baby checks. I’m happy to say, the boys are progressing well as normal, healthy, happy (well, there’s still the colic) babies.

After the doctor visit, we wheeled the boys down the hall to the immunization clinic for their vaccines. The event went much better than expected. Sure, the kids cried-out when the needles went in, but their cries were short-lived as they fell asleep almost immediately after.

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Well, it finally happened! The boys slept through the night. Both went to bed about 7 p.m. (not long after their regularly scheduled 3 to 6 colic fit). Adam awoke at 11:30 p.m., sucked down a bottle, and went right back to sleep. He didn’t get up again until 4:00 a.m. Alex didn’t wake up at all until 4:30 a.m.! I pretty much got my usual 5 hours (midnight to 5 a.m.), but Cindy was able to get some real rest! Most deserved after the past couple of fussy, fussy days.

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The Hair!

Kinda looks like Adam got his finger stuck in the light socket…

Adam's Hair

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Who me?

Adam

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Smile!

Alex smiles

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Mom’s been feeling a little frazzled these last couple of weeks. Adam has been suffering some stomach problems, most likely due to the formula we’ve been using. We’ve changed formula three times now, most recently, just a couple of days ago, we went to a soy-based formula and it seems to have done the trick. Still, a baby with a perpetual belly ache is hard enough to deal with, but add to that a second baby, and although relatively mild-mannered, still presents a significant challenge. So, what better way to work out the kinks and frustrations than a day at the spa?

Today, mom is getting the full treatment from the spa at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in neighboring Biloxi. The package includes:

  • Polishing Body Scrub
  • Swedish Massage
  • Beachside Beau Signature Facial
  • Spa Lunch
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Blow Dry & Style or Deep Conditioning Treatment

As for dad, he’s enjoying some bonding time with the boys. They’re both resting now. Adam’s asleep in his crib and Alex is rocking gently in his swing. He’s not asleep, just looking around while Raffi sings children songs in the background…

Later: Took the kids to the mall in Gautier (pronounced “Go-shay”) this afternoon. I needed a new set of Craftsman screwdriver bits, so we decided to head to Sears. So, I packed-up the boys and we took-off up the road (Gautier is only 6 or 7 miles away). At the mall, the boys piled into the Battlestroller Potempkin and we wheeled our way inside. As is normally the case, I made a beeline to the product I was looking for, paid the cashier and exited to the interior of the mall. Shortly thereafter, as the boys dozed in the stroller, I was enjoying a couple slices of New York Pizza. Then it was back in the van and home again.

Not a bad day for Dad.

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