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Week 7.. er, and a half 
23rd-Oct-2008 10:25 am
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Time seems to evaporate around babies, I think there's some sort of distortion field. I keep sitting down to post something on Monday, but its somehow Thursday again. And that's after I took a day off to get some housework done, visit geekweevil, visit goldengrove's sister for tai chi and dinner... er, at least we're busy I guess :)

We continue to try to find new ways to settle Hamish. Bizarrely, carrying him outside works - he stares at the sky, at random plants, and so on. Go back inside, screaming. Back outside, silence. Taking him outside in the pram just gets icecream on him, but that might not be a causal relationship. He's started making noises that aren't slurping or screaming, which can be hilarious when its mid complaint - "waah waaah waaah oooo waah waah".

Hamish has got to visit all sorts of places in the last week or so - the paediatrist (fuck you, doctor who was 1.5hrs late for a 10.45am appoint, fuck you in the neck), Ainsley's baby shower, goldengrove's first mum's group, and over to the Cath & Morgan's last night - so we're getting really good at loading him (and the pram) in and out of the car. This is probably a good thing, as we're looking at taking him up to Barham (NSW, near Kerang, past Echuca) in early December to visit his greatgrandparents.

He's still at the screaming meat stage really - his eyes seem to focus on us sometimes, but its really hard to tell if that's just random or actual looking. A few folks have said that babies tend to smile at you sometime between 6 and 12 weeks, but that might be a developmental thing rather than environmental - if so, we have to count from when he was meant to be born, rather from his actual birthday, putting us about 4 weeks behind. I got to play with Calum (Hamish's 2yo cousin) a bit last night, which was fun, and reminded me that the meat stage is just something to be worked through before getting the kid stage.

Been a bit slack with photos, will see this weekend...
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23rd-Oct-2008 12:43 am (UTC)
This mysterious time loss never quite gets better.
Seven weeks left until school ends for the year. Say whaaah!!?!
23rd-Oct-2008 03:10 am (UTC)
I figured... I mean, its bad enough that I turned around and Orson was suddenly at school :)
23rd-Oct-2008 02:32 am (UTC)
to visit his great greatgrandparents.

Er, only one great, all his double-greats are dead...
Unless you mean "visit his greatgrandparents, who are great". (:
23rd-Oct-2008 03:10 am (UTC)
shush :) fixed.
23rd-Oct-2008 05:18 am (UTC)
I'm sure they are great greatgrandparents though ;P
23rd-Oct-2008 08:19 am (UTC)
Have you started comparing Hamish to your manager/work colleagues?
- Drools vacantly at regular intervals
- Screams and kicks up a fuss for no apparent reason
- Soils themself regularly
- Sees nothing wrong in covering other people with their mess
- Enjoys being pandered to

And have you made mockery of the term "sleeping like a baby" yet? :)
23rd-Oct-2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Heh, that's less my immediate colleagues and more surrounding areas...

Oh, he sleeps deeply and calmly.. you can pick up an arm and drop it and it just flops. Its just that he only sleeps for 2 - 3 hours a time (last night's marathon sleep notwithstanding )
25th-Oct-2008 07:34 am (UTC) - time flies
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Next thing you know they're playing Spore by themselves and you realise you have to be the guy who says, "no more computer games today".

And you have to not laugh out loud when mum says, "do you want me to play Rampage with you" and he replies, "no, you'll be crap at it".

Rupert
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