Yesterday, it was 78°F, the warmest day so far this month, and very sunny. It was nearly hot. So, yet again, we took a walk through our neighborhood with Rebecca. This time she had to wear a sunhat because it was so bright. She didn’t mind the hat, but went right to sleep and missed[…]
(Copyright © 2011 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Sorry for the low audio early in this video; I was trying not to disturb her. This is one of the rare times that Rebecca wanted to be alone, if not the first time ever. She cried until I put her down, and then she[…]
Most days, for everyone, are partially good and partially bad. By that I mean that good things happen and bad things happen, all in the same day. Occasionally, we all have those days where it seems that everything went wrong. Fortunately, we also have days where it seems everything went right. Yesterday was one of[…]
After a couple of weeks of winter-like cold weather, we’ve returned to mild temperatures. Yesterday, for instance, it was 75°F in the afternoon. Because it’s been cold, Rebecca hasn’t been out of the house much, other than a few visits to her pediatrician and to receive the RSV shots. So we try to take her[…]
After following a link on Richard Barron’s photography blog, I read The Seven Levels of Photographers for the first time. It’s a “spiritual and sarcastic guide” to types of photographers, and can be a funny read if there’s more than one photographer in your life. As a photographer, reading such a thing naturally makes me[…]
Oddly, the only dream I can remember in which my wife and I had a child was before Rebecca was born. In that dream, the child was a fat, white, blue-eyed boy, so it clearly wasn’t prophetic. I had that dream several months ago, before we moved into the new house. In the dream, we[…]
Today, Rebecca had her third installment of the RSV shot. This means we got an update on her weight (something that can’t be done at home). She hadn’t been weighed in 28 days, so we were curious… Back in the NICU, she was weighed very regularly and it was fun to keep up with her[…]
Random notes from the past few days: I replaced two tires on my car (both rear tires have been in place since we purchased the Mercury in 2007). One had developed a slow leak, and the tread was wearing thin on both of them. My wife is still trying to get back into the habit[…]
Rebecca did another eight-hour stretch last night, and she was perfectly precious when she woke up this morning. She wakes up slowly, much like her Daddy, slowly growing more animated and stretching until she’s fully awake. If I get to her bedside before she’s fully awake, she’ll smile hugely when she opens her eyes and[…]
(Copyright © 2011 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) This is the first toy that Rebecca really enjoys on a consistent basis. As long as someone will shake it for her. (Remember, Rebecca has her own web page, complete with links to all her videos, images and blogs, as well as a list of[…]
Today, since my wife was off work and spent all day with Rebecca, I was able to check one more item off my To Do list: clean out the garage. To be clear, our house was just built, and we’ve only lived here five months. The garage wasn’t that dirty or crammed full of stuff.[…]
Eight Hours Actually, it was nine hours, according to my wife, but that didn’t fit as well in my title. Yes, Rebecca slept through the night again, this time for a record nine hours (eight, if you count the spit-up at 12:20 a.m.) She went to sleep at about 11:22 p.m. last night, and didn’t[…]
My own stupidity is still teaching me life lessons. Two days ago, I had the following conversation with a loved one. Names have been removed to protect the victims.
In my last entry, I mentioned that our daughter Rebecca (three months, four days old) had slept through the night for three consecutive nights. She couldn’t make it four in a row, though she tried.
For the third night in a row, Rebecca has slept “through the night” (often defined as a stretch of six or more hours during the night). Each time, it’s been from approximately midnight to approximately 6 a.m.
I always like to assign credit to those who’ve helped me, or who’ve been the impetus for something in my life. In this case (moving the blog to a self-hosted format), I’ll credit Richard Barron. I first became aware of Richard when I bought a 2-megapixel Sony Cybershot DSC-P50 (May 30, 2002) and started taking[…]
I finally found a third-party tool that helped export my [site name removed] blog entries into an .xml file, which is what I needed to import the old blog entries here to the new location. So, you may have noticed a huge growth in the archives, and lots of old posts hanging around. It’s not[…]
Over the past few weeks, Rebecca has continued to practice holding up her own head, strengthening her neck muscles and balance. Sometimes, she still gets wobbly, and often she rests her head on something nearby.
For those of you wondering, Rebecca turned three months old today. She was 13 weeks old yesterday.
As usual with big football games, my wife and I made predictions for the final score prior to the kickoff of the BCS National Championship. Hers: Auburn 37, Oregon 23 Mine: Auburn 27, Oregon 21 Actual: Auburn 22, Oregon 19 So, in a rare occurrence, my prediction was closer. :-)