Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In which we suddenly realize it is almost August, and Liam's mother gets married.

It is in a sleep-deprived haze that I realize that the month of July is nearly over. Every day has turned into another adventure along the lines of "Keep our baby alive for another day, then get some sleep, possibly a shower." Our summer has slipped away, as we tread water keeping our heads afloat with Baby. Despite all of this, we have to admit that Calvin has been a delightful child for his first month. He maintained a fairly even 4-hour rotation of feeding, social interaction for about half an hour, and then 3 hours of sleep before beginning again. We had a few nights of 6-hour sleeps, and one beautiful 7-hour sleep. As he nears 6 weeks, though, that appears to be ending. The purple crying has begun, and he refuses to be soothed, and he's quite suddenly awake significantly more, and he's quite unhappy about it.

Liam's mother finally tied the knot with her loving boyfriend of several decades, Pat! The ceremony was held in Elizabeth Claire's beloved garden, and a garden party with all of their family and friends. It was a bright June day, with nary a cloud in the sky to threaten the 70+ guests.
Calvin was 2 weeks old at the time and we brought him to the wedding, spending most of the day hiding away in a bedroom to keep him away from the crowds in the garden (he's not old enough to receive vaccines, yet, and there have been whooping cough outbreaks this year). While we were glad to participate in the wedding festivities, bringing an infant turned out to be a huge mistake: he was so stressed out by the unfamiliar location and the people who snuck in to see him! We learned our lesson for sure.
First family photo!
We puppy-sat an 8 week Labrador puppy named Yarrow for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. She was very sweet, and did a lot of what I call The Bumblebee Dance, where she is so excited and happy that her tail wagging pulls her bottom back and forth as she twists and winds her way around your feet.
"There's something over there! Can I eat it? I'm going to eat it."

Here is an picture of our adorable baby, being adorable.

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