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Day 2 - A retrospective.

Hi all, Alden here with a brief update on my excitement from today...

3am : I guess my Mom & Dad (especially Dad) like to sleep at this time. I think it's the perfect time to make the wetness strip on a diaper change color, scream uncontrollably for 20 minutes even after I'm changed and then grab a late-night snack.

8am : Dr. V the OB swung by to give me a preview of my schedule today. He used lots of big words that made Mom and Dad cringe with sympathy for me. I found sleeping during the day is a great way to pass the time.

Dad's first night of sleep deprivation..

Noon : Dad went to go get Grandma Jezewski, and while Mom rested some hospital people wheeled me down the the nursery. Holy Ouch! - Vaccine pokes, glucose screening jabs, and worse. We'll talk about this part over a drink sometime... I felt much better when Dad met me at the nursery to take me back to meet Grandma Jezewski.

In the arms of a pro: Grandma Jezewski & Alden

1:30pm - I'm pretty cool with this whole Grandma thing.  While my rookie Mom & Dad read books and take copious notes from the nurses, here's someone that seems to have done this a time or two (or three) before.

The rest of the day was mainly spent sleeping, eating, sleeping some more while Mom & Dad spent some time telling their relatives & friends that I had arrived. - I got one e-mail from a really cool sounding kid named Colin that is just 6 days older than me. - We're going to do lunch someday soon to compare notes...

Oh - one last thing... "Alden" is what is short for "Alden",,, "Big Al" was cute - for about 10 minutes !
The boy's name Alden al-den is pronounced ALL-den. It is of Old English origin, and its meaning is "old friend". Surname used as a given name, though unusual.

Alden is a somewhat common first name for men (#889 out of 1220) and an even more common last name for both men and women (#6993 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Sounds like I might be going to check out my new crib tomorrow - More on that later !

Alden out.


  1. Congratulations, Dave, that's a sweet baby you've got there! Great name, too. There's a little boy named Alden at our church - very classic sound to it. Congrats again.


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