Bag of Randomness

  • Did you miss me, did you even know I was gone?
  • Thanks to everyone for all your well wishes, we’re very thankful.
  • It may make absolutely no sense, but being a father still doesn’t feel real to me.
  • Biggest shock after birth – how friggin’ hairy our baby is, there’s all sorts of small dark hair in places that surprise me.
  • The staff at Las Colinas Medical Center were just superb.  It was a pleasant surprise at how involved they made me as part of the experience.  That being said, I saw everything, and there are some things I will never unsee.
  • WifeGeeding was nothing but trooper through the entire process.  She started to experience contractions early last Sunday morning, but we didn’t leave the house to go to the hospital until 9:oo pm.  When we got there, the nurse thought it was going to be a false alarm since we were first timers, but then she checked WifeGeeding and said,”Girlfriend, we are keeping you.  You did all the work at home, you’re at 7 centimeters.”
  • I think WifeGeeding did about two full hours of hard pushing, and yes, she did have an epidural.
  • I kept the weight and height a secret because my manager at work like to play the guessing game with the team, but she weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.
  • DogGeeding and OtherDogGeeding don’t really seem interested in BabyGeeding.
  • WifeGeeding delivered at 4:36 am on Sunday but didn’t go home until Wednesday afternoon, which seemed like a long time.
  • When I’m out in public and I hear a baby crying, I’m easily annoyed, but have learned it’s much different when it’s your own child.
  • Breast milk sure does have a sweet taste to it.
  • So far we’ve been pretty lucky, she’s a pretty good sleeper and doesn’t cry all that much.
  • I installed the car seat all by myself without a problem, but still had a fireman check it out to make sure.  Actually, WifeGeeding made me check with the fireman.
  • SisterGeeding really enjoys being an aunt.  It was nice “her come down for a several days to help out.  WifeGeeding’s mother is coming down today to hang out for a while.
  • BabyGeeding likes to crawl up my chest, which surprises me.
  • Had a friend call me on Saturday just to ask me what it was like to be a dad for about a week, that was very thoughtful of him.
  • We’re already running into health insurance billing issues.  Urgh.
  • You know, it’s been liberating not surfing the web for an entire week.
  • I watched the last three minutes of th e Celtics/Lakers game and thought it was funny that ABC was having trouble censuring words.  With less than a minute to go I heard the s-bomb and a “that’s my n—–.”
  • Remember that song “Whoomp There It Is”?  There’s a rumor that Barack Obama is in there video, at the 1:01 mark.  I have it cued up for you here, he’s the guy on the phone.
  • The Reoccurring Prop Newspaper
  • I didn’t know there was such as thing as religious confetti.
  • A very cool knife set
  • Someone tried to make a Batmobile out of an old Pontiac Grand Am
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7 Responses to Bag of Randomness

  1. Don says:

    Welcome back. And yes, we did notice you were gone :o) Glad things are going fairly smoothly over there.

  2. Mtoots says:

    Thought she was born at 4:36 on MONDAY morning!

  3. Marvin says:

    You were gone? ;-) Normally you post so much, there's too much to get through in a week. You could be gone for a month and I would still not be caught up.

    Congrats on the larva. The dogs are not interested because it is technically not food.

  4. Stefanie says:

    TMI on a few things but overall love seeing you back. :-)

    As for hospital bills, took me 6 months to figure out each one and even then, still got a refund overpayment on one and a credit report ding on another for being unpaid for $15. I call the place but it's the wrong number. 2+ yrs later…still don't know who to pay off on that one. Good luck!

  5. Melissa says:

    Oh goodness! Congratulations! I am so sorry that it took me this long to comment! I had to have an epidural recently myself, but not for a baby, for a leg… So I am trying to catch up on my favorites, as I have been blogless for a couple of weeks now! Congrats on BabyGeeding!

  6. kev says:

    She'll soon lose a lot of the hairiness.

  7. Melissa says:

    Oh I was going to also say, on the hairy-ness – I bet WifeGeeding had a lot of heartburn during her pregnancy if she was very hairy. There was a study that showed that women who had a lot of heartburn during their pregnancy had babies with more hair than those who did not have much heartburn!

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