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Week 2 : Life, In a Nutshell

...and now, Ladies & Gentlemen - Heeeeere's Alden !

Sunbathing at Kitchen Beach

I'm officially two weeks old.  I had my 2-week checkup at the doctor today and my diagnosis is that I'm  perfectly healthy, but "High Maintenance".  I think my Mom says that about my Dad, so I guess it runs in the family.  After deciding it was time to "go cordless" a few days ago, I now spend my days eating and sleeping and my nights eating and crying.

As of this morning, I'm officially 9 lbs. 8 oz., up half a pound since birth and a full pound since leaving the hospital.  I'm also trying to catch up to my cousins and am a full 1/2 inch taller too.

I'm not especially fond of sponge baths, in fact I find it quite humiliating to be lying around naked on a kitchen counter.  I've learned how to do a really cool impersonation of the fountains of Bellagio which helps to pass the time.

Grandma Linda leaves tomorrow, and I'm already looking forward to her coming back down with Grandpa Tom. (She's picked those names for what she'd like me to call them).  So while it's sad to have her leave, on a much happier note - Aunt Katie arrived today from Pittsburgh and will be visiting this week.  She's offered to help put up Christmas lights while the weather is still warm.

Dad is going back to work tomorrow morning.  I think he's really taken a liking to telling me how to wire home theaters and changing my diapers. He says that he's used to users slinging poop at him from his days in IT and that he'd pick me over them any day.  I'm going to try to get all my crying and fussiness out of my system while he's at work so that we can play all night when he comes home.

I'll keep you all posted if anything big happens this week, but until next time -
Love to all,
Mr. Alden


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