I didn’t mean to be quite so negative in the last post. It isn’t that bad. OK, when Bryan was sick and I was sick, it was that bad, and he’s had some awful days, but otherwise we’ve been OK. Especially since I learned a trick to get him to eat nice when he’s cranky – squats while nursing. Sometimes when he’s real tired, that’ll knock him out. He looks chubbier, we’ll see how much weight he’s gained Friday.
The past couple of weeks have been better. Owen is really starting to develop a little personality and can go long stretches without a meltdown. He was even socializing with my parents the other day rather than screaming at the top of his lungs. He smiles a lot more now, tries to communicate in ways other than crying. He effectively “told” me his diaper was dirty this morning and seemed to understand when I asked “do you need your diapy changed?” He likes to do sit-ups and when we tickle him, even though he’s not ticklish. He loves looking at computer screens and seemed to recognize his picture (my wallpaper).
I just wish he would sleep. He’ll do a seven hour stretch or a five hour stretch one night and then wake up every hour the next night. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the pattern. Better naps do not seem to mean better nighttime sleep. If anything, when he naps well during the day, he wants to stay up later.
Work’s been pretty good. Learning the code. It’s so readable, it’s amazing. Cleanest code ever. The team seems friendly and helpful. Looking forward to actually contributing.