Lemon-Scented Bivouac  

Fatherly and, eventually, teacherly blather. Also: graphic design, baseball, synthetic fabrics, jug band music and, lord help us, the occasional politics.

Thursday, April 03, 2003  

For your further delectation:

That's our dog Val in the background, and up front is Elliott, taking cavalier to a whole 'nother level.

  posted by Andy @ 11:34 AM §


Earlier on I slandered Elliott by saying he was -- let's see here -- "a bit of a screamer." Well, he still is, but now only when he's been stripped nekkid and is having a new diaper slapped on him. Aside from that he has a range of emotions that range from mellow to sleep to squirmy to sleep to sleep to the occasional squeaky blast. He has the feeding thing worked out, aside from a bit of a nibble-and-sleep problem. So that's good.

I've been trying to take advantage of his alert-and-active phases to look in his eyes and see what he sees. Sometimes I can see my face looking tiny in his pupils and I'm sure that he's looking back, searchingly, trying to figure out my face. But then I see him give the same look to some unidentifiable bit of aether around the ceiling, and then he transforms both looks into intense concentration over a bowel movement. So I remain agnostic.

  posted by Andy @ 10:33 AM §

Sunday, March 30, 2003  

Elliott is a week old today, and not only is he a touch more mellow about things that frustrate him, but he has experienced his first miracle! Our friends (known to the cyberworld as Elsee and Sonny) brought over a bag of cookies, among other marvelous goods, for us last night. In that bag we found the Remarkable Cookie.

I submit the following for your evidence:

And, just in case anyone was going to call Child Protective Services because of this photo, we have given him a bath since this photo was taken this morning, and that included wiping his eyes clean.

Oh, and Dana also wants the world to know that, in all the photos posted below, she was really really swollen from the huge, almost unregulated, amount of fluids she was administered in the hospital after her C-section. Why they gave her so many fluids that she became all but incapacitated, I'm not sure. But just in case you haven't seen her in a while: no, she did not put on that much weight during pregnancy.

  posted by Andy @ 1:59 PM §

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