Back to Work

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Last week saw my return to work. After a couple of days of arguing with HR and IT I got my computer and admin (mostly) sorted out so Friday I got to go help lay the cable for a new station in Ranfurley (near Vegreville). One nice thing about working close to civilization is that we hired a backhoe. There was no digging, there was no backfilling. The operator made trenching an art form. Here’s the before pic.

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Our Officially Healthy Baby

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Lessons from Andy

Whoever said they sleep 17 to 20 hours a day was lying, so was whoever said newborn poo doesn’t smell.

My baby makes all kinds of sound effects including growls, squeaks and spaceship crashes. I hope mine isn’t the only one that growls, what is Kody teaching him??

He prefers to poop into a clean diaper.

He can poop, pee and spit up at the same time, usually when the diaper is off. On a related note, he can generate a full load of laundry in a morning.

He’s not supposed to be able to roll over, lift his head or scoot forward yet but he can and will do so the instant you’re not paying full attention.

A sleeping baby will instantly awaken at the sound of the shower being turned on or a cup of coffee being poured.

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Andy and Kody

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Dogs

One big question we had about bringing a baby home was how the dogs would react. Spoiler: It turns out fine.

Kody: 110lb Female German Shepherd 12 years old.

Initially: super excited and a bit puzzled why Andy wasn’t given to her to raise like the puppies and kittens that come to our house.

Most commonly used phrases: Gently! and Go lay down!

After a few days: Very loyal and quiet, stays out of the nursery (mostly). Comes to get me if Andy cries. Hasn’t left our side.

Most commonly used phrases: Good dog! Andy’s fine.

Loki: 80 lb male lab/blue heeler cross (???) 10 years old (???) rescue dog

Initially: apprehensive, spent a lot of time hiding at the back door

Most commonly used phrases: It’s ok buddy; We still love you.

After a few days: gentle and curious. still my shadow.

Most commonly used phrases: good boy; hey, don’t eat that

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Hours old

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Headed home

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