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“BFO” is a medical acronym and is short for “Baby Falling Out”…


Baby Falling Out

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I’m in Jacksonville, Florida, on business this week, and as I deplane, I get a text message from Cindy that said she was at the ER with Alex, who had spiked a 103.5º temperature. Cindy and Alex have been battling this fever for the last 3 or 4 days, and every time he starts to perk up, his fever knocks him back down. They were at the ER for about 3 hours while the doc ran some tests, no flu, but it was likely something viral that’ll just need to run its course. Hopefully, it’ll be over soon. Cindy has hardly gotten any sleep the last couple of days, and has had to care for a sick baby, and his brother! She’s amazing!

I feel terrible that I can’t be there to lend a hand…she sure could use the help, and support. Thankfully, this is our last week apart.

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Adam and Alex crying

…just pitiful.

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The tee-shirt says it all…

Teething Bites

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Dinner Out The boys are 6-months old now, and are much easier to manage solo these days. In fact, Cindy is on her own with the babies most of the week. Instead of their nanny, Miss Hannah, coming over every day, she only comes a couple of days a week and Friday night–date night. On date night, Hannah arrives about 5:30 pm, and gives Cindy and I a night out on our own. Last night, we met some friends for dinner at Ruby Tuesday’s and took in a movie, “The Hangover” (which was hilarious, by the way!). We had a great time, despite a little mishap just before Hannah arrived. Alex and Adam were playing on the bed in the master bedroom, and Cindy and I were getting ready. Both of us thought the other was watching the kids when Alex, who is beginning to motor everywhere, rolled off the edge of the bed. Luckily, babies bounce! Anyway, he squealed for a bit in his mother’s arms, but was otherwise okay. And wouldn’t ya know it, we set him back on the bed, and he takes off for the edge again (this time he didn’t make it! :-)).

We returned home about 10:30 pm to a “non-eventful” report from Hannah, although Adam, it seems, stayed up a little later than he normally does (ordinarily, both kids are asleep by 8, but this night, Adam was up ’till about 9). No problem. We talked for a bit with Hannah, and she took-off for home. Cindy and I had a drink over conversation, and retired about 12:30 am. Then…


The boys are one-month old and waking up every couple of hours, which Adam did last night! At 1:30, 3:30 and 5:00, Adam was awake. First, he just needed his “passy,” so it only took a minute or two to get him back off to sleep. The next time required a small bottle and some rocking, which lasted a bit longer. The third time, Adam brought his brother into the act, and both required diaper changes and some cuddling. Anyway, the night was pretty much shot, and neither Cindy nor I got much sleep.

Now, it’s almost 9:00 pm, and the boys have been asleep for about an 1-1/2 hours. Cindy and I are getting ready for bed. Hopefully, the boys, Adam especially, have a good night sleep.

Alas, because if they (he) don’t (doesn’t), neither will we! 😉

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Today, Cindy is having lunch in town with my mom, and our cousins, Laura, Teresa and Crystal.

Me? Well, figuring the boys were getting a little spoiled, and wanting to get them back in traveling mode, I took the kids for a short trip to my hometown, Mt. Airy, North Carolina (better known as “Mayberry” of Andy Griffith fame). My dad came along to help out, although I cautioned him against it. Turns out my warning was spot-on as Adam wailed for miles and miles and miles.

When we f-i-n-a-l-l-y arrived, we parked the van and took the kids on a walk down Main Street. We walked past Floyd’s barber shop, the Snappy Lunch (home of the famous pork chop sandwich, and, according to Dad, the best ground steak sandwich around…of course, he’s wrong), and the Blue Bird Cafe. The boys enjoyed the walk, and Dad talked about how the town looked 50 years ago. After returning to the van, we fed the kids, and headed up the road to Odell’s Sandwich Shop (where one will really find the best ground steak sandwich around!).

Then we were on our way back home to Virginia…serenaded by Adam for miles and miles and miles…

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Today Adam cut his first tooth! (and the second isn’t too far behind)

Adam's first tooth

He’s not too fussy…yet!

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Today, Cindy and the boys paid a visit to the hospital’s Chief of Professional Services for their overseas clearance. We’ll be moving to Italy this summer and the Air Force wants to ensure the gaining base can meet my family’s healthcare needs. A no-brainer, since they all were given a clean bill of health. Anyway, one more square filled!

The boys were very well behaved, well maybe not “very well”, considering Adam’s little meltdown… 😉

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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…


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Crying Baby

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